By Michael Horton
Michael Horton’s hugely expected The Christian religion represents his magnum opus and should be considered as one of―if no longer the―most very important systematic theologies in view that Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932. A prolific, award-winning writer and theologian, Professor Horton perspectives this quantity as “doctrine that may be preached, skilled, and lived, in addition to understood, clarified, and articulated.” it truly is written for a turning out to be forged of pilgrims making their approach jointly and should be in particular welcomed by way of professors, pastors, scholars, and armchair theologians. gains of this quantity comprise: (1) a quick synopsis of biblical passages that tell a selected doctrine; (2) surveys of previous and present theologies with modern emphasis on exegetical, philosophical, useful, and theological questions; (3) gigantic interplay with a number of Christian hobbies in the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodoxy traditions, in addition to the hermeneutical matters raised by way of postmodernity; and (4) charts, sidebars, questions for dialogue, and an in depth bibliography, divided into various access degrees and themes.
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To assume that we cannot derive from Scripture a systematic teaching about God, creation, humanity, Christ’s person and work, the application of redemption, the church, and our future hope is at least implicitly to assume that the Bible itself is self-contradictory or at least insufficient for providing a unified faith and practice. Yet if we ignore the pattern that has been provided for us from Scripture itself, we will try to force the pieces to fit our preconceptions. We all have presuppositions when we come to a given biblical passage, doctrine, or practice.
Thomson; London: Allen & Unwin, 1950), vi-vii. 17 Karl Barth, Göttingen Dogmatics: Instruction in the Christian Religion (trans. Geoffrey W. Bromiley; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991), 1:21. 18 See Barth’s “Letter to Brunner, January 26, 1924,” cited in Bruce L. McCormack, Karl Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development, 1909-1936 (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1995), 332. 19 Paul Till ich, A History of Chris tian Thought (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968), 276 - 77.
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The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael Horton