Recommended Resources
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THEOLOGY

Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth
Charles Ryrie
Over the years Charles Ryrie's name has become synonymous with dispensational theology. With his clear understanding of the Scriptures and unpretentious writing style, Ryrie has written Basic Theology for every student of God's Word, from the devotional student to the seminary student. (CBD)
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A Biblical Theology of the New Testament
(Various)
This fresh look at the New Testament was compiled by the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary, who examine divine revelation as it appears chronologically in the canon, allowing you to witness God's truth as it has unfolded through the centuries. Working progressively through the N.T., you'll gain a precise understanding of each book's contribution to biblical theology as well as a solid foundation for systematic theology. (CBD)
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A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament
(Various)
In this volume, compiled by the faculty of Dallas Theological Seminary, you'll trace the progressive revelation of biblical truth book-by-book through the Old Testament. As you work through the chapters, you'll gain a precise understanding of each Bible book's contribution to biblical theology and a sound foundation for systematic theology. (CBD)
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Christian Theology
Millard J. Erickson
ECPA winner (original edition)
One of the most popular and comprehensive theological works of the last fifty years, Millard Erickson's Christian Theology is now in its third edition. Taking into account the particular debates prominent within evangelicalism today, Erickson incorporates suggestions and arguments from professors and students on issues as diverse as methodology, justification, atonement, and divine foreknowledge. A strong introduction coupled with a solid-biblical underpinning and serious consideration of contemporary, moderate, and classical positions, Erickson's book will continue to inform the lively theological discussions running through all evangelical circles. (CBD)
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Concise Theology
J. I. Packer
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 theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly 100 major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian. (Word Search)
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The Cross of Christ
John Stott
ECPA winner (original edition)
More than a study of the atonement, this book brings Scripture into living dialogue with Christian theology and the twentieth century. What emerges is a pattern for Christian life and worship, hope and mission. Destined to be a classic study of the center of our faith, Stott's work is the product of a uniquely gifted pastor, scholar and Christian statesman. His penetrating insight, charitable scholarship and pastoral warmth are guaranteed to feed both heart and mind. (CBD)
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Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture
(Bruce Demarest and Keith J. Matthews, eds.)
This resource contains an alphabetical listing of 173 theological and cultural terms; each entry includes a definition (explaining the term in easy-to-understand language) and an everyday application (helping readers grasp how to live out the concept). Sound theology isn’t simply the intellectual exercise of reflecting on God’s existence and works. Biblical truths are intended for godly living and Christian service. Therefore, this dictionary goes deeper than other reference texts, helping readers apply truths about God to such issues as abortion, divorce, ecology, bioethics, prayer, worship, evangelism, stewardship, politics, and the media. (Logos)
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Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
R. C. Sproul
With the layperson in mind, Dr. Sproul offers a basic understanding of the Christian faith that is interesting, informative, and easy to read. Sproul provides brief explanations of biblical concepts every Christian should know in language everyone can understand. Highlighted with homespun analogies, the more than 100 doctrines treated are categorized under major headings for easy reference. (CBD)
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Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (now: Baker Theological Dictionary of the Bible)
(Various)
ECPA winner
This major reference volume includes over five hundred articles explaining the theological message and key themes of both Old and New Testaments. It includes articles on abortion, money, altars, pride, promise, the second coming, Jerusalem, and many others. (Logos)
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Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
(Various)
ECPA winner (original edition)
Christianity Today hailed it as "a work of responsible evangelical scholarship." For 15 years it's provided pastors, teachers, and students with a balanced overview of theological trends. Elwell's dictionary is especially noted for the caliber of its many contributors. In this updated edition, some articles have been revised and many new ones added. (CBD)
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Integrative Theology
Gordon Russell Lewis and Bruce Demarest
Each chapter on a major doctrine: (1) states a classic issue of ultimate concern; (2) surveys alternative past and present answers; and (3) tests those proposals by their congruence with information on the subject progressively revealed from Genesis to Revelation. Then the chapter (4) formulates a doctrinal conclusion that consistently fits the many lines of biblical data; (5) defends that conviction respectfully; and finally (6) explores the conclusion's relevance to a person's spiritual birth, growth and service to others, all for the glory of God. (CBD)
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The Moody Handbook of Theology
Paul Enns
The Moody Handbook of Theology ... introduces the reader to the five dimensions that provide a comprehensive view of theology: biblical, systematic, historical, dogmatic and contemporary. ... Beyond giving basic definitions and general descriptions, author Paul Enns summarizes the substantial features of theology. In this way, he provides a concise doctrinal reference tool for the newcomer as well as the seasoned scholar seeking a refresher. There are fifty-five informative charts located at strategic points throughout the book and it has been updated to include material on evangelical feminism, charismatic theology, and the emerging church. (CBD)
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New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
(Various)
Drawing from an extensive list of contributors, this book includes numerous general articles on biblical theology, covering topics like the canon of Scripture, biblical history, the university and diversity of Scripture, and others. It also contains articles looking at the theology and setting of the biblical corpora and individual books (reading them on their own terms). These articles are considered the analysis portion of this book. The synthesis of the various books into a cohesive whole is undertaken in the section on biblical themes, an extensive, alphabetically arranged section covering themes like sin, atonement, redemption, salvation, etc. (CBD)
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New Dictionary of Theology
(Various)
An authoritative reference for biblical, systematic and historical theology! From over 200 international contributors, here are 630 original articles, each biblically grounded, historically informed, and evangelical in flavor. Covering theologians, movements, terms, and ideas, each article is concise and free from overly technical language and enhanced by numerous cross references and bibliographies. (CBD)
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New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (4 vols)
Colin Brown, gen. ed.
Unlock the significance, meaning, and nuances of words in the New Testament without having to study Hebrew or Greek! The 4-volume New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology examines and discusses the major theological terms of the Bible. (Logos)
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New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology & Exegesis (5 vols)
Moises Silva, gen. ed.
A standard and widely-used reference work for nearly 40 years, the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis has been thoroughly revised and updated to aid today's pastors, students, scholars, and teachers in their study of the New Testament. (CBD)
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New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis (5 vols)
(Various)
This set (abbreviated NIDOTTE) is the Old Testament counterpart to the New International Dictionary of NewTestament Theology (NIDNTT) by Colin Brown, ed. The NIDOTTE contains more than 3,000 entries, written by over 200 scholars from 24 countries and more than 100 academic institutes. (CBD)
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A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith
Robert L. Reymond
A contemporary, foundational statement of classic reformed faith, now revised and updated. (Logos)
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A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New
G. K. Beale
In this comprehensive exposition, a leading New Testament scholar explores the unfolding theological unity of the entire Bible from the vantage point of the New Testament. G. K. Beale, coeditor of the award-winning Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, examines how the New Testament storyline relates to and develops the Old Testament storyline. Beale argues that every major concept of the New Testament is a development of a concept from the Old—and is to be understood as a facet of the inauguration of the latter-day new creation and kingdom. Offering extensive interaction between the two testaments, this volume helps readers see the unifying conceptual threads of the Old Testament and how those threads are woven together in Christ. This major work will be valued by students of the New Testament and pastors alike. (Logos)
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New Testament Theology
Donald Guthrie
Rather than progressing book by book, Guthrie demonstrates the New Testament's diversity and unity by surveying it thematically. He examines and discusses the topics of God; man and his world; Christology; the mission of Christ; the Holy Spirit; the Christian life; the church; the future; the New Testament approach to ethics; and Scripture. (CBD)
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An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach
Bruce K. Waltke and Charles Yu
ECPA winner
A masterful study of the Old Testament as the inspired revelation of the nature, character, and works of God. Taking a narrative approach to the text, Waltke and Yu employ rhetorical criticism to illuminate how the unifying theme -- the "breaking in of the kingdom of God"-- is revealed in the theologies of the biblical writers. (CBD)
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The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition and Reform
Roger E. Olson
ECPA winner
In this panoramic work of historical theology, Roger Olson vividly recounts the deeds and words of the apostolic fathers of the second century, the clash between the theological schools of Alexandria and Antioch, the epochal division between East and West, the revolutionary advent of the Reformation and much more -- right on up to the dazzling, sometimes dismaying fallout that has continued to shake Christians through the twentieth century. Through it all he highlights a common thread: a concern for salvation -- God's redemptive activity in forgiving and transforming sinful human beings. (CBD)
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Systematic Theology
Louis Berkhof
Written in a concise style and organized in a manner ideal for detailed study, Systematic Theology covers the full range of systematic loci including the doctrines of God, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. The work also includes an extensive bibliography and full indexes to the authors, subjects, and Scriptures referenced in the text. Revised and enlarged throughout his lifetime until it reached its final form, Systematic Theology not only stands as Berkhof's magnum opus, but also is widely considered to be the most important twentieth-century compendium of Reformed theology. (CBD)
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Systematic Theology
Norman Geisler
Theologian and apologist Norman Geisler has been one of the most prolific and influential leaders in the area of evangelical apologetics. For over forty years he has studied and defended the faith as an author and as an internationally known speaker and debater. He brings vast experience to his magnum opus, the four volumes of Systematic Theology. ... Exhaustive in its approach and erudite in its presentation, Geisler's Systematic Theology formulates a coherent perspective that not only represents the Christian belief system, but also looks to history, philosophy, science, and ethics to create as full a view as possible. (Logos)
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Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume
(Various)
ECPA winner
The monumental 10-volume Kittel's TDNT is considered the best NT dictionary ever compiled. Yet its size and technical nature have put off many Bible students who might otherwise have profited from its essential insights. The one-volume "Little Kittel" overcomes this difficulty, focusing particularly on biblical usage. All other material is greatly reduced or eliminated. (CBD)
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A Theology of the New Testament
George Eldon Ladd
Ladd's magisterial work on New Testament theology has well served thousands of seminary students since its publication in 1974. Enhanced and updated here by Donald A Hagner, this comprehensive, standard evangelical text now features augmented bibliographies and two completely new chapters on subjects that Ladd himself wanted to treat in a revised edition -- the theology of each of the Synoptic Evangelists and the issue of unity and diversity in the New Testament -- written, respectively, by R. T. France and David Wenham. (Logos)
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Topical Analysis of the Bible: A Survey of Essential Christian Doctrines
Walter A. Elwell, editor
ECPA winner
This unparalleled resource addresses the need for every Christian to understand basic Christian teachings. Presenting the theological content of the Bible in an easy-to-follow format, it makes the biblical texts accessible to a wide audience. Fifteen key Christian doctrines are explored in depth. Each major section begins with a detailed outline that enables the reader to hone in on a specific aspect of the topic. For the greatest accessibility, each of these specific doctrinal aspects is supported by comprehensive biblical citations, not just a few simple cross-references. (CBD)
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The Ways of Our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology
Charles Scobie
Trained in the theories and techniques of academic biblical scholarship, Dr. Scobie has created a magnum opus on biblical theology. Bridging the gap between Old and New Testament studies and between academia and the Christian community, Scobie offers a unified, scholarly, and relevant approach to Scripture that encompasses the entire sweep of divine revelation, making every effort to let the canonical text of the Bible speak for itself. He uses a four-fold pattern for connecting the two testaments into a comprehensive theology: proclamation/promise (Hebrew Bible) and fulfillment/consummation (New Testament). Within this pattern, he sees several biblical themes -- God's Order, God's Servant, God's People, and God's Way. From his years of study and preaching, Scobie offers his own theological reflections on such subjects as holy war, the divinity of Christ, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and church councils. (Logos)
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