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Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book on systematic theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the average layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion. These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion—and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky Based on Systematic Theology, this summary will certainly help beginners with Christ to get the hang of their faith. J. I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia As Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology contracts into a compact book, I do not lose my enthusiasm for the truth he loves and the clarity of his words. John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Christian Beliefs is designed for those who desire a basic understanding of Christian life and thought. It can be used for personal and family study and devotion. However, it is most appropriate for instruction in Christian doctrine in a congregational setting. Any believer or non-believer should find this small volume to be useful in the discovery of meaning for living the good life.
This book brings together a digest of the basic beliefs and teachings associated with the Christian religion. It is intended as a primer of basic Christian beliefs written from a non-sectarian, ecumenical point of view. It allows for much amplification and discussion by either the teacher or the discussion leader. Seven prime categories of belief comprise the book's chapters: The Christian God, Jesus Christ, Jesus and Reconciliation, Christian Faith, the Christian Church, Christian Ethics, and Christian Eschatology.
Scholars of religion have long assumed that ritual and belief constitute the fundamental building blocks of religious traditions and that these two components of religion are interrelated and interdependent in significant ways. Generations of New Testament and Early Christian scholars have produced detailed analyses of the belief systems of nascent Christian communities, including their ideological and political dimensions, but have by and large ignored ritual as an important element of early Christian religion and as a factor contributing to the rise and the organization of the movement. In recent years, however, scholars of early Christianity have begun to use ritual as an analytical tool for describing and explaining Christian origins and the early history of the movement. Such a development has created a momentum toward producing a more comprehensive volume on the ritual world of Early Christianity employing advances made in the field of ritual studies. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual gives a manifold account of the ritual world of early Christianity from the beginning of the movement up to the end of the fifth century. The volume introduces relevant theories and approaches; central topics of ritual life in the cultural world of early Christianity; and important Christian ritual themes and practices in emerging Christian groups and factions.
To further illuminate the stories and meaning of the Bible, Holman offers these overview volumes that explore the intricate connections and relationships throughout Scripture.
Hidden Christians in Japan: Breaking the Silence examines the contemporary issues facing hidden Christian communities in Japan, looking at how these issues have resulted in the discontinuation of hidden Christian practices, and how these communities adapt to their changing communities. For those who have disbanded or are deciding to disband, this book examines the ways these groups deal with keeping both the traditions and rituals of the hidden Christians alive and how it affects their communal identity as a whole. The way these communities choose to either leave their practices behind as a forgotten legacy of their ancestors or publicly preserve their artifacts and traditions through various means can have a dramatic impact on how the world is able to finally understand their views, but more importantly, how hidden Christian communities cope with the loss for these familial traditions.
The Rescue of Faith Or a Vindication of the Cross of Christ Being an Analysis and Refutation of the Rationalism of the Age as Embodied in the Congragational Lecture on Christian Faith by J H Godwin Revised and Corrected from the British Standard Etc
- Author : Brewin GRANT
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1862
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : BL:A0019471420
References to 1836 journal articles, dissertations, and books published since 1970. Also contains foreign-language titles. Focuses on literature dealing with the theoretical and practical relationships between religion and mental health. Classified arrangement. Each entry gives bibliographical information and abstract. Author, subject indexes.
Have you ever wondered what the Christian faith is about? Just the Basics is written for you. Essential Christian beliefs are explained in everyday language with simple illustrations, biblical references, and practical applications. Just the Basics answers questions, such as: * How can we know there is a God? * What is He like? * What difference can God make in our lives? * How does He want us to live? * What happens to us when we die? Just as a faulty foundation will undermine anything built upon it, flawed fundamentals will also hamper any endeavor you have in life. You need to get the basics right. The same principle applies to learning about the Christian faith. Just the Basics will help you understand the foundational beliefs of the Christian faith from which you can build your life.
- Author : Robert Aspland
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1861
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OXFORD:555008908
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1875
- Genre : Theology
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OXFORD:555008569
Uncovers the often overlooked participation of African Americans and Native Americans in early Protestant churches Phillis Wheatley was stolen from her family in Senegambia, and, in 1761, slave traders transported her to Boston, Massachusetts, to be sold. She was purchased by the Wheatley family who treated Phillis far better than most eighteenth-century slaves could hope, and she received a thorough education while still, of course, longing for her freedom. After four years, Wheatley began writing religious poetry. She was baptized and became a member of a predominantly white Congregational church in Boston. More than ten years after her enslavement began, some of her poetry was published in London, England, as a book titled Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. This book is evidence that her experience of enslavement was exceptional. Wheatley remains the most famous black Christian of the colonial era. Though her experiences and accomplishments were unique, her religious affiliation with a predominantly white church was quite ordinary. Dividing the Faith argues that, contrary to the traditional scholarly consensus, a significant portion of northern Protestants worshipped in interracial contexts during the eighteenth century. Yet in another fifty years, such an affiliation would become increasingly rare as churches were by-and-large segregated. Richard Boles draws from the records of over four hundred congregations to scrutinize the factors that made different Christian traditions either accessible or inaccessible to African American and American Indian peoples. By including Indians, Afro-Indians, and black people in the study of race and religion in the North, this research breaks new ground and uses patterns of church participation to illuminate broader social histories. Overall, it explains the dynamic history of racial integration and segregation in northern colonies and states.
Money touches everything in our lives. It communicates our values whether we want it to or not, often simultaneously resulting in what we prefer and what we regret. Those who wish to be thoughtful about how they reflect God's image in all things, do well to think through what they believe about earning and using money. This volume walks through a logical progression of how to think and act in regards to money, and provides scores of scenarios for discussion and application.
This is the third volume in Alvin Plantinga's trilogy on the notion of warrant, which he defines as that which distinguishes knowledge from true belief. In this volume, Plantinga examines warrant's role in theistic belief, tackling the questions of whether it is rational, reasonable, justifiable, and warranted to accept Christian belief and whether there is something epistemically unacceptable in doing so. He contends that Christian beliefs are warranted to the extent that they are formed by properly functioning cognitive faculties, thus, insofar as they are warranted, Christian beliefs are knowledge if they are true.
This book explains the main elements of the Christian faith in a warm and approachable way, giving special attention to questions that are raised about the Christian faith in a multicultural and postmodern setting.