A Handbook of Theology

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2023-04-01
Publisher(s): B&H Academic
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Summary

In A Handbook of Theology, series editors Daniel Akin, David Dockery, and Nathan Finn select nearly fifty contributors in the Baptist and evangelical heritage to lay a biblically informed foundation of a Christian theology for students, pastors, and church leaders. This volume surveys six parts of theology: foundations (Part 1), types of theology (Part 2) history and geography (Part 3), Christian doctrine (Part 4), the Christian life (Part 5), and theology and culture (Part 6). Each author centers their theological topics in the Scriptures while also being Trinitarian, Christ-centered, Spirit-enabled, and mission-focused.

Author Biography

Daniel L. Akin (PhD, University of Texas at Arlington) is president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

David S. Dockery (PhD, University of Texas) is distinguished professor of theology and theologian-in-residence at the B.H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and president of the International Alliance for Christian Education. 

Nathan A. Finn (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is provost and dean of the university faculty at North Greenville University. 

Table of Contents

Part I: Theological Foundations
1. God’s Existence – Jeremiah J. Johnston .
2. Revelation – Rhyne R. Putman
3. Holy Scripture – J. Matthew Pinson 
4. Faith and Reason – Owen Strachan
5. Hermeneutics – Andrew Streett
6. The Role of Tradition – Luke Stamps
7. Christian Experience – Harry L. Poe

Part II: Types of Theology
8. Biblical Theology – J. Scott Duvall
9. Historical Theology – Jonathan Arnold
10. Philosophical Theology – R. L. Hatchett 
11. Systematic Theology – John S. Hammett 
12. Pastoral Theology – M. Justin Wainscott

Part III: Theology, History, and Geography
13. Patristic Theology – D. Jeffrey Bingham
14. Medieval Theology – Timothy George
15. Reformation Theology – J. Andrew Dickerson and Stephen B. Eccher
16. Modern Theology – W. Madison Grace II
17. Global Theology – Christy Thornton

Part IV: Christian Doctrines
18. The Trinity – Malcolm B. Yarnell III
19. God’s Attributes – Adam Harwood
20. God’s Covenants – Oren R. Martin
21. Creation – Kenneth D. Keathley
22. Providence – R. Stanton Norman
23. Humanity – Jacob Shatzer
24. Sin – Matthew J. Hall
25. The Person of Christ – Daniel L. Akin
26. The Work of Christ – R. Alan Streett
27. Justification – Dongsun Cho
28. Sanctification – Nathan A. Finn
29. Glorification – Matt Wireman
30. The Holy Spirit – Katie J. McCoy
31. The Church – Jeremy Kimble
32. Last Things – Craig A. Blaising 

Part V: Theology and the Christian Life
33. The Gospel – Robert B. Sloan
34. Church Membership – Jonathan Leeman
35. Baptism – Christopher Chun 
36. The Lord’s Supper – Mark Devine
37. Spiritual Formation and Discipleship – Stefana Dan Laing
38. Worship – Preben Vang .
39. Preaching – Robert Smith Jr.
40. Theology for Evangelism and Missions – David S. Dockery
41. Spiritual Gifts – Chuck Lawless
42. Prayer – Susan Booth
43. Stewardship – Evan Lenow

Part VI: Theology and Culture
44. Religious Liberty – Hunter Baker
45. Church and State – Jonathan Leeman 
46. The Sanctity of Human Life – C. Ben Mitchell
47. Racial Reconciliation – Walter R. Strickland II and Brian Davis
48. Marriage and Sexuality – Mark D. Liederbach
49. Theology, the Arts, and Literature – Karen Swallow Prior

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