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Overview What the Bible Teaches is a classic volume that provides numerous outlined studies of what the Bible has to say on over fifty major doctrines of the Bible. The work examines what the Bible teaches about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, man, angels, Satan, prayer, worship, faith, and more. In this work, Torrey has made an attempt at a careful, unbiased study and statement of biblical truth, based upon a careful study of the original text. Beginning with one or more Scripture references as a starting point, these studies furnish a thorough analysis of a specific doctrinal truth. This orderly, systematic and thorough handbook is ideal for use as a reference work or in devotional study. It has been completely reformatted and the language has been updated to provide a useable study reference book for today's students of the Bible.
"The Truths of the Bible Made Plain, Simple and Understandable"
"What the Bible Teaches" is a classic volume that provides numerous outlined studies of what the Bible has to say on over fifty major doctrines of the Bible. The work examines what the Bible teaches about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, man, angels, Satan, prayer, worship, faith, and more.
In this work, Torrey has made an attempt at a careful, unbiased study and statement of biblical truth, based upon a careful study of the original text. Beginning with one or more Scripture references as a starting point, these studies furnish a thorough analysis of a specific doctrinal truth. This orderly, systematic and thorough handbook is ideal for use as a reference work or in devotional study. It has been completely reformatted and the language has been updated to provide a useable study reference book for today's students of the Bible.
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.48" Height: 1.34" Weight: 1.87 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1598562738 ISBN13 9781598562736
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More About R. A. Torrey
Reuben Archer Torrey (28 January 1856 – 26 October 1928), was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer.
Torrey was a graduate of Yale College and Seminary, he also studied in German universities. He was ordained to the Congregational ministry in 1878, and became superintendent of the Congregational City Missionary Society of Minneapolis. He had a long association with D. L. Moody and was the first superintendent of the Moody Bible Institute (1889 - 1908). He wrote numerous devotional and theological books, including What the Bible Teaches, How to Work for Christ, and The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.
Torrey held his last evangelistic meeting in Florida in 1927, additional meetings being canceled because of his failing health. He died at home in Asheville, North Carolina, on October 26, 1928, having preached throughout the world and written more than 40 books.
R. A. Torrey lived in Hoboken. R. A. Torrey was born in 1856 and died in 1928.
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Have not gotten my book! Jan 9, 2007
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A MUST-HAVE for ANYONE Interested in Christian Theology! Feb 20, 2002
This is THE book that taught me the BASICS and the advanced concepts of Christian theology -- in plain, simple (albeit somewhat archaic) language -- WITH FULL SUPPORTING BIBLE TEXT (King James Version).
It presents Christian theology, from introductory to fairly advance concepts, as simple straightforward points, with full Bible text, rather than a list of "go look this up" cites.
Torrey was the first dean of Moody Bible Institute and founder Bible Institute of Los Angeles, now BIOLA University. The book is actually a re-worked version of the lecture notes he used in teaching university-level classes such as Introduction to Christian Theology.
Because of the archaic language, most people under the age of about 18 will find it hard to read.
The format is somewhat confusing. Modern readers expect Section Heading, Point, Supporting Text, Next Point, Next Supporting Text, etc., in that order. Torrey has the material in Section Heading, Supporting Text, Summary (Point) format.
I HIGHLY recommend this book. By itself it can take you from novice to advanced level. Even if you already are advanced, it is an excellent reference because the material is well organized AND includes full Bible text.
I run a set of about 15 Christian and Messianic Jewish websites totaling about 4,000 pages of text and I teach at my church. I have not found ANY other book like this -- and I have searched EXTENSIVELY. Modern authors DESCRIBE their view rather than stating it simply and directly supporting it with Bible quotes. Virtually ALL other "What the Bible Teaches"-type books only use cites or are denomination-specific.
To summarize it, the difference between Torrey's book and ALL the others on this subject is like the difference between a video that says "To do this on your computer, press these keys ...." and the typical computer manual that DESCRIBES something and then leaves you to guess how to ACTUALLY do it.
theology for normal people Nov 6, 2001
There are 6 chapters, with subchapters under each, on the following subjects. Each subchapter gives several Bible verses quoted directly explaining it's theme.
Chapters: 1. 12 attributes of GOD the father, such as omnipresent etc. 2. 8 fundamentals about Jesus 3. 9 things about the Holy Spirit 4. 18 items on man, e.g prayer 5. 2 items on angels 6. 4 items on the devil
The section on prayer was the most helpful to me personally. It's so confusing trying to figure out what the requirements for "successful" prayer are.
I highly recommend it Jun 23, 2000
This book covers basic doctrines of Christianity for the non theologian. I have not found any book on this subject today that surpasses this work. The best part about it is that Mr. Torrey gives you Scripture on top of Scriptural in it's contextual setting. He brings out wonderful practical insights from these teachings. After studying this book you will truly know "What the Bible Teaches" on many subjects essential to the Christian faith and walk. GET IT NOW!
Good Reading, Well Worth The Money Oct 26, 1999
R.A. Torrey wrote this book to teach the foundations of the Christian faith. This book will launch you on a journey of a lifetime as the reader begins to explore the riches of God's word.
The scriptures listed before the propositions are not exhaustive of the topic. They do represent the Bible on the subject and the reader should have a topical Bible (i.e. Nave's or other topical text) that would allow the reader to fully explore the topic presented.