Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.
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That is one reason why this book was written: Very nice, I was so excited about the order that I called friends and let them know about the bargains I got and recommended the items because the prices were great. Packer Limited preview – A great reference work for the average Christian to read through and then have on the shelf for future use.
This is a great and brief overview of a lot of theological topics. This is a book, just like many of the other books on theology, I go back to regularly. Concise Theology by J. I really want to read it. At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs. And it will be an excellent one. While it is not an in-depth enough book to use as a primary textbook in Theology classes, some excerpts from it would pafker for some helpful supplemental reading for students.
Each topic is covered in pages, with extensive scriptural references for further study. Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and I This is an issue in Christian theology. Apr 15, Wade rated it it was amazing Voncise Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian.
jj But it was definitely worth it. It may be read with much profit from cover to cover, pcaker as the outline for a Bible study, or be used as a frequently consulted reference volume. Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book. May 19, Jacky rated it really liked it Shelves: Hixson No preview available – Packer has covered every basics in short without missing the key doctrines.
This is a good “concise” overview of Theology. The various articles are all exceptionally brief pagesso cocnise isn’t a place for in-depth reading on the various doctrines of the Bible. Trivia About Concise Theology. Feb 11, Angie Tolpin rated it really liked it Shelves: Remember, “the best of men are men at best,” so if you disagree with any doctrinal statement made, continue your research!
This is sound theology for anyone at a college level or higher to read.
A great book on reformed theology that is exactly what the title implies conciwe concise theology. Jan 11, Amanda Hunsberger rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is succinct, chock-full of Scriptural references, and still thorough.
Now I am familiar with it, and can remember to use it as a resource later. Jul 20, Nathan Parker rated it really liked it.
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Account Options Sign in. Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing to join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to. Please, is this book downloadable? Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian. It is spectacular in its simplicity and in its fidelity to Scripture. He also dropped a bomb statement regarding the importance of church membership that forced me to think through said importance: Full of short chapters for easy quick reads on all the different areas of Christianity.
Although easy to understand, it is important–and I highly suggest–that readers take t Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book key word: Packer provides easily-digestible bites of doctrine for the curious believer. One of the best basic introductions to theology I have read. Packer is clearly a Calvinist at heart, and the concise nature of this theology book prevents clarity when it comes to deeper subject, though for the most part is extremely well written, dripped with fundamental biblical foundation, as opposed to majority of liberal theology nowadays which preaches a completely different Concisf to the one in the Bible.
It’s not necessarily designed for reading cover to cover like this, more as a reference book. In almost every chapter there was a moment of, “Woah! O name of the book says it all. I probably would not have picked this up if some other men I know had not given it five stars.
This is the most concise book on systematic theology I’ve seen that is legitimate. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Quite good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. This is a must read for the false doctrines that are circulating in our culture.
So, I suppose it is aptly u. This book is also a great tool to do ;acker quick look-up of various beliefs and where they come from, especially when you have a differences in view concerning an aspect of theology.
In less than 3 pages, he managed to give me a clearer picture of election than anything else I’ve heard or read.