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Basic Christian doctrine

Author: John H Leith
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Based on years of experience as a pastor and seminary professor, Leith provides a brief but comprehensive statement of Christian faith for contemporary Christians. He draws from the theologians of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Leith
ISBN: 0664251927 9780664251925
OCLC Number: 25509123
Description: xviii, 350 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Christian theology in reformed perspective --
A Christian theology --
Augustinian and reformed --
Classical statements of reformed theology --
Faith and doctrine --
The importance of doctrine --
Theology grows out of the worshiping community --
Forms of doctrine --
The human situation, mystery, and revelation --
The doctrine of God --
Six basic affirmations --
God is defined by Jesus Christ --
The triune God --
The attributes of God --
God who elects --
God who covenants --
God who is transcendent and immanent --
How do we know God? --
Creation --
Creation as an article of faith --
Affirmations of the doctrine of creation --
Providence --
The human creature --
The human being as creature --
The uniqueness of the human creature --
The human creature as sinner --
Specific questions --
Jesus Christ --
The history of Jesus Christ --
Of the same substance (being) as the Father --
The person of Jesus Christ --
The resurrection of Jesus Christ --
The ascension --
The birth of Jesus --
The work of Christ --
Jesus as example --
Jesus as teacher --
Jesus as our ransom --
Victor over sin, death, and the devil --
Deification --
Forgiveness of sins --
The outreaching love of God --
Prophet, priest, and king --
The Holy Spirit --
Who is the Holy Spirit? --
What does the Holy Spirit do? --
How does the Holy Spirit work? --
The beginnings of the Christian life --
Faith --
A personal act --
Faith as knowledge --
Faith as trust --
Faith as an act of the will --
The object of faith --
Faith and love --
Faith and hope --
Faith is not a work --
Justification by faith --
Faith righteousness versus work righteousness --
An imputed righteousness --
Received by faith --
A completed act of God --
Consequences of justification --
The doctrine by which the Church stands or falls --
Sanctification --
The relation between forgiveness and sanctification --
The doctrine of sanctification --
The content of sanctification --
Good works --
The vision of the holy commonwealth --
Christian freedom --
God alone is lord of the conscience --
Freedom from the rigor of the law --
Willing obedience --
Things indifferent --
The law and moral decisions --
Natural law --
The ten commandments --
The law of Christ --
The Bible and the example of Jesus --
Gospel and law --
Moral inquiry --
The prevenience of grace --
Grace as God's favor --
Grace in creation --
Predestination --
Perseverance of the saints --
Assurance of salvation --
Reprobation and damnation --
Grace and freedom --
The Church and the means of grace --
Creation of God --
The Church lives by hearing the Word of God --
Congregation, the people of God --
One, holy, catholic, apostolic --
Visible, invisible --
Militant, triumphant --
The Church as Israel --
Organization or institution --
The means of grace --
Sacraments --
Preaching --
Mutual conversation and consolation --
Prayer --
The Bible --
The Word of God written --
The authority of Scripture --
The testimony of the Holy Spirit --
The canon of Scripture --
Inspiration --
The Bible and tradition --
The interpretation of Scripture --
The Bible and general revelation --
Christian faith and living religions --
The universality of religion --
The uniqueness of Jesus Christ --
Inclusive and exclusive --
Confessional --
The Christian hope --
What can we hope for in history? --
Eternal life --
The end of history --
A new heaven and a new earth.
Responsibility: John H. Leith.

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