Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth

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Brief Description:

As Christians, our thoughts about God need to coincide with what He’s said about Himself in the Bible. Featuring charts, definitions, and Scripture and subject indices, this guide will give you a clear and comprehensive picture of Charles Ryrie’s approach to systematic theology.

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“We’re all theologians of one sort or another,” says author Charles Ryrie. “Theology simply means thinking about God and expressing those thoughts in some way.”

Within these pages, you’ll find:
-A basic handbook of theology written in plain English for every Christian
-A systematic overview of the Bible’s major doctrines, including God, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, the church, Satan, sin, salvation, man, angels, demons, events to come, and more
-A glossary of theological terms
-A list of key Scripture passages for the study of theology

Reading this book with help you begin to think about how God wants to conform you to the image of Christ. Designed with personal application in mind, Basic Theology will provide you with sound theology, which in turn produces holy living.

Marc Notes:

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Table of Contents:

Who Should Read Theology? / 9

SECTION I
PROLEGOMENA

1. Concepts and Definitions / 13
2. Some Presuppositions / 16
3. The Question of Authority / 20

SECTION II
THE LIVING AND TRUE GOD

4. The Knowledge of God / 27
5. The Revelation of God / 31
6. The Perfections of God / 39
7. The Names of God / 51
8. The Triunity of God / 58

SECTION III
THE BIBLE: GOD-BREATHED 9. Special Revelation / 71
10. The Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration / 76
11. Defections from the Biblical Doctrine of Inspiration / 83
12. The Inerrancy of the Bible / 87
13. Inerrancy and the Teachings of Christ / 97
14. Problem Passages / 107
15. The Canon / 119
16. The Interpretation of the Bible / 125

SECTION IV
ANGELS: MINISTERING SPIRITS17. The Existence of Angels / 137
18. The Creation of Angels / 141
19. The Nature of Angels / 143
20. The Organization of Angels / 146
21. The Ministry of Angels / 150

SECTION V
OUR ADVERSARY THE DEVIL22. The Reality of Satan / 157
23. The Creation and Sin of Satan / 161
24. The Activities of Satan / 166
25. Satan’s World / 172

SECTION VI
DEMONS: UNCLEAN SPIRITS

26. The Reality of Demons / 179
27. What Are Demons Like? / 184
28. What Do Demons Do? / 187

SECTION VII
MAN: THE IMAGE OF GOD29. Evolution and Origins / 195
30. The Bible and Origins / 206
31. The Creations of Man / 216
32. The Facets of Man / 223
33. The Fall of Man / 230

SECTION VIII
SIN

34. The Biblical Concept of Sin / 239
35. Christ’s Teaching Concerning Sin / 245
36. The Inheritance of Sin / 252
37. The Imputation of Sin / 256
38. Personal Sins / 261
39. The Christian and Sin / 264

SECTION IX
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD
40. The Preincarnate Christ / 273
41. The Incarnation of Christ / 277
42. The Person of Christ Incarnate / 284
43. Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King / 292
44. The Self-Emptying of Christ / 299
45. The Sinlessness of Christ / 303
46. The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ / 308
47. The Post-Ascension Ministries of Christ / 313

SECTION X
SO GREAT A SALVATION48. Some Introductory Considerations / 319
49. The Biblical Terminology / 321
50. The Passion of Christ / 323
51. The Meaning of the Death of Christ / 329
52. Some Results of Salvation / 343
53. Theories of the Atonement / 355
54. The Doctrine of Election / 358
55. The Extent of the Atonement / 367
56. The Application of Salvation / 374
57. The Security of the Believer / 379
58. What Is the Gospel? / 387

SECTION XI
THE HOLY SPIRIT
59. Who Is the Holy Spirit? / 395
60. The Holy Spirit in Old Testament Times / 399
61. The Holy Spirit in the Life of Our Lord / 404
62. The Spirit Indwelling / 409
63. The Spirit Sealing / 414
64. The Spirit Baptizing / 417
65. The Spirit Gifting / 423
66. The Spirit Filling / 433
67. Other Ministries of the Spirit / 439
68. History of the Doctrine of the Spirit / 444

SECTION XII
“I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH”
69. What Is the Church? / 455
70. The Distinctiveness of the Church / 460
71. Principles and/or Pattern? / 467
72. Types of Church Government / 469
73. Qualified Leadership for the Church / 477
74. Ordinances for the Church / 487
75. The Worship of the Church / 496
76. Other Ministries of the Church / 502

SECTION XIII
THINGS TO COME
77. Introduction to Eschatology / 509
78. A Survey of Postmillennialism / 511
79. A Survey of Amillenialism / 516
80. A Survey of Premillenialism / 522
81. God’s Covenant with Abraham / 526
82. God’s Covenant with David / 532
83. An Outline of Future Events / 536
84. The Tribulation Period / 540
85. The Rapture of the Church / 557
86. The Pretribulational Rapture View / 562
87. Populating the Millennial Kingdom / 569
88. The Midtribulational Rapture View / 579
89. The Posttribulational Rapture View / 582
90. The Millennium / 592
91. Future Judgments / 597
92. Resurrection and Eternal Destiny / 603

SECTION XIV
CENTRAL PASSAGES
93. Some Central Passages for the Study of Theology / 613

SECTION XV
DEFINITIONS
94. Some Definitions for the Study of Theology / 623

Index of Scripture / 633
Index of Subjects / 641

Publisher Marketing:

Everyone is a theologian of sorts. Theology simply means thinking about God and expressing those thoughts in some way. But sloppy theology is a problem.

As Christians, our thoughts about God need to coincide with what He has said about Himself in the Bible. With his clear understanding of the Scriptures and accessible writing style, Charles Ryrie has written Basic Theology for every student of God’s Word, from the lay reader to the seminary student.

Within these pages, you’ll find:

  • A systematic overview of the Bible’s major doctrines, including God, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, the church, Satan, sin, salvation, man, angels, demons, events to come, and more
  • A glossary of theological terms
  • A list of key Scripture passages for the study of theology

Featuring charts, definitions, and Scripture and subject indices, Basic Theology will give you a clear and comprehensive picture of Ryrie’s approach to systematic theology. Its 94 chapters are arranged in outline style for easy reference. Considerable emphasis is given to explaining the dispensational view of the end times.

Contributor Bio:  Ryrie, Charles C
CHARLES C. RYRIE (A.B., Haverford College; Th.M. and Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh; Litt.D., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is a renowned author and scholar. He has written numerous books, including The Ryrie Study Bible, Basic Theology, Balancing the Christian Life, The Holy Spirit, Dispensationalism Today, Revelation, Survey of Bible Doctrine, and So Great Salvation, which rank among his best-selling titles. Dr. Ryrie is the father of three children and resides in Dallas, Texas.

Description

Author: Charles Ryrie

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802427342, 0802427340

Publish Date: Jan 11, 1999

Binding: Hardcover

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Weight 2.15 lbs

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