Summary While there is no substitute for personal, faithful, and careful Bible reading and prayer, the Bible's vast size and diversity can make distilling its truth a daunting task. Thus most Christians benefit from supplemental resources to help learn and apply what Scripture teaches. Renowned theologian, Gerald Bray has produced just such a resource in his new systematic theology. Though packed with robust content, he writes about this volume: "the aim.
The centrality of God's love in Bray's theology reflects a deep conviction that the Bible shows us God for who he really is. This volume will be of interest to Christians seeking to grow in their faith. Contents Machine generated contents note: pt.
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The Sustaining Love Of God 4. Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Set up My libraries How do I set up "My libraries"? Avondale College Library.
Veech Library. Trinity Theological College Library. Open to the public Held. Lending restrictions apply Book English Vose Seminary. Others are avid readers but are intimidated by either the size and scope of a systematic theology, or the subject matter it contains. For others still, I would imagine there is a desire to grow in theological knowledge, but no clear starting point. There is certainly no shortage of systematic theologies available, and even with the evangelical circles there are plenty to choose from. Even if we narrow the evangelical circle to the just Reformed area, I still have 5 different books on my shelf that fit that criteria 9 if Bavinck counts 4x.
For starters, you would be hard pressed to find a footnote in the book that is not just a Scripture reference. After digging into this book a bit, I think Bray accomplishes his goal admirably. There is generally enough discussion for me to stay engaged, but often I found I knew when he was talking about a larger theological discussion that has sometimes been going on for centuries. Take this extended passage for example:.
Expressed in traditional theological language, the main question in dispute has been to decide whether the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son the Western position , or whether he proceeds from the Father only the Eastern position. If it is agreed that he proceeds from both, the next question is whether there is some difference in the way that he proceeds from each of them.
Do the Father and the Son act together in the procession of the Holy Spirit, so that their roles cannot be effectively distinguished from each other, or does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father through the Son, thereby maintaining a real distinction between the first two persons of the Godhead? Some of the first lectures in Dr.
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Also, since the Bible is the primary source for determining your systematic theology, Dr. Ware defines and explains key terms like inspiration, revelation, inerrancy, illumination and canonicity. The final lectures in Systematic Theology I focus on what the Bible teaches us about humans and sin. The study of systematic theology is a mixture of science, art and faith.
Join Dr. Ware as he leads you in understanding the core teachings of Scripture in a way that help you articulate your systematic theology, deepen your relationship with God and live out your life as a changed person.
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This is the first of a two semester class on systematic theology. We recommend the book Systematic Theolgy by Wayne Grudem as a companion book for this class. In order to attend this class, please create a free account and log in. You will then be able to enroll in the class for free and track your progress. An introduction to theology, answering the questions of what is EST Evangelical Systematic Theology , why study EST, and how it relates to other theological disciplines. Issues of cultural Christianity, and the evangelical position of "contextualized normativity.
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A continuation of the discussion of revelation with an emphasis on Special Revelation, moving into the topic of Inspiration definition and key passages. A survey of the recent debate, defining inerrancy including the relationship of hermeneutics and inerrancy , and its relationship to authority. The definition of illumination, why it is necessary, and how we come to know truth. The critceria for canonicity is then discussed and why the canon is now closed i. Why there is a need to know God, and "theism" arguments as to whether there is a God or not. Can God be known?
The Doctrine of the Trinity Scriptural basis; historical background; Monarchian heresies. Beginning of the discussion of the attributes of God's character, and how the discussion is organized. The related doctrines of God's self-sufficiency and his love. The lecture begins in the middle of a sentence but not much content is missing.
Point V. See Outline tab. God's incommunicable attributes are those that he does not share with us: self-existence; self-sufficiency; infinity; omnipresence; eternity. Completes the discussion of God's incommunicable attributes by discussing immutability, the doctrine that God does not change. Discussion of those attributes of God's character that he shares to some degee with his creation, beginning with his intellectual attributes omniscience.
A continuing discussion of God communicable attributes, both intellectual Omnisapience; truth and moral goodness; love. Continuation of the discussion of God's communicable moral attributes love, grace, mercy; holiness, righteousness, justice and the attributes of God's rulership freedom; omnipotence.