Similar to the author’s Manual of Christian Doctrine, this volume offers a simpler and briefer presentation of Christian doctrine geared especially to high school. Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine is a very concise version of his Basic information: Louis Berkhof ( – ) was a Reformed systematic. The Nature of Religion. The Bible informs us that man was created in the image of God. When he fell in sin, he did not entirely cease to be the image-bearer of.
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Very sound doctrinally, but summafy made the theology hard to understand at times. Published December 1st by Banner of Truth first published July 18th It was not intended to be an entire systematic theology the author wrote one of those too ; rather it is a brief overview of the basics of the Reformed faith.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No trivia or quizzes yet. A concise summary that accomplishes what it sets out to do.
Jun 02, Ernest Mitchell rated it really liked it. May 29, Andrew Canavan rated it it was amazing. Berkhof’s a summary of Christian doctrine was too short for what he was trying to do. While free of lots of technical excusions, Berkhof was very well versed in the broader theological discussions, both classical and contemporary.
Christian Living Grief and Suffering. In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck. It fits the bill perfectly if you’re looking for a brief on Christian doctrine. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. I’ve read Berkhof’s “Summary” several times and recommend it often.
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This was exactly what it says it is: Courtney rated it really liked it Aug 14, Harry Richardson rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Of course, Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is irreplacable. It covers a lot of ground in small space and gives the reader lots of Scripture to look up and chew on. Nov 21, Wade rated it really chrstian it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Summary of Christian Doctrineplease sign up.
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Required Field Gerkhof a valid email. Aug 06, Matt Carpenter rated it really liked it. Cory Spackman rated it it was amazing May 08, Hans Docrtine von Coctrine This books is just what it claims to be: Eerdmans, ; New Combined Edition, Religious History Early American. The Banner of Truth Trust, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Holy Spirit illumined their minds, aided their memory, prompted them to write, repressed the influence of sin on their writings, and guided them in the expression of their thoughts even to the choice of their words.
This little book was of tremendous help to me after being converted, and is, I think at least, one of the major reasons why I became reformed.
Loved every word in this book.
Berkhof’s is widely acknowledged to be the best brief systematic theology written in the middle part of this century. There is obviously more to be said on the subject but you will benefit from reading this book.
New Testament Studies John Studies. Professor Berkhof was a Dutch-Reformed Protestant and lacks cnristian warmth of an English Puritan but the volume makes up for the lack of warmth with precision.