In this best-selling textbook, each chapter begins with a clear definition of the doctrine under consideration and moves on to a thorough exposition of its basis in scripture. Then follow questions for personal application, which help to bring out the relevance of the doctrine to the life of the individual and the church; and finally, a hymn suitable for corporate use or personal meditation.
Controversial issues such as the baptism and gifts of the Holy Spirit, male-female roles in marriage and church, and the nature of final judgment are given a full treatment. Where he differs from other theologians, Professor Grudem is firm but courteous.
Wayne Grudem's warm, pastoral approach has been widely appreciated. He demonstrates on page after page how important biblical doctrine is, both for the spiritual health of the individual and for the well-being of the church at large.
- Part 1: The Doctrine of the Word of God
- Part 2: The Doctrine of God
- Part 3: The Doctrine of Man
- Part 4: The Doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit
- Part 5: The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption
- Part 6: The Doctrine of the Church
- Part 7: The Doctrine of the Future
Wayne Grudem is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA. He is the author of several books, including The First Epistle of Peter (Tyndale New Testament Commentary series). He has also edited and contributed to Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? (IVP)