Historical Theology, Gregg Allison


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“Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period. The text includes a generous mix of primary source material as well, citing the words of Cyprian, Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Barth, and others. Allison references the most accessible editions of these notable theologians’ work so that readers can continue their study of historical theology through Christian history’s most important contributors. Historical Theology is a superb resource for those familiar with Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology or interested in understanding the development of Christian theology.” -Amazon.com

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition


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“Baptists Timothy George and David S. Dockery update and substantially reshape their classic book in an effort to preserve and discover the Baptists’ “underappreciated contribution to Christianity’s theological heritage.” George and Dockery have re-arranged this volume—considerably abbreviated from the seven-hundred page first edition—in light of the Southern Baptist identity controversy.” -Amazon.com

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Christianity Through the Centuries, Earle Cairns


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“The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. – New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) – New photos. Over 100 photos in all — more than twice the number in the previous edition – Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look – Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to “the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity.” – Amazon.com

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Our Legacy, John Hannah


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“What you believe does matter. This exploration and explanation of the essential truths of the Christian faith will help determine how you will live out your faith every day.
As you explore the truths in this book, discover that theology is not just a collection of information about God—it is a rich legacy. It is your legacy.” -Amazon.com

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In Pursuit of Purity, David Beale


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“Men from nearly every denomination and all walks of life are a part of that history: from Lyman Stewart, a Christian businessman, to J.Greshman Machen, the learned Princeton professor; from the fiery evangelist Billy Sunday to the dignified pastor W.B. Riley. These colorful men were united by a common goal: faithfulness to their Lord and Saviour. And their activities were as varied as their backgrounds: pastoring churches, evangelizing the lost, conducting Bible and prophetic conferences, exposing liberalism, establishing Christian schools and colleges, and publishing Christian literature.” -Amazon.com

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Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches, Edward Hiscox


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“This indispensable guide to the conduct and operation of Baptist churches provides rules and procedures for their orderly function.” -Amazon.com

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Baptist Confessions of Faith, William Lumpkin


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“Contains every important Baptist confession of faith from the forerunners in the early seventeenth century through the American Baptist confessions and doctrines into the early 1960s. This comprehensive resource also provides confessions of other nationalities, including German, Swedish, French, Canadian, and Russian. Each is reevaluated in light of contemporary research and related to Christian life today.” -Amazon.com

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A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada, Mark Noll


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“From the lively severities of the 17th-century Pilgrims and Puritans to the ebullience of the televanglism age, the Christian experience in North America is rich and varied. Noll covers it all in this superb narrative survey. Tracing the growth of Christian belief and institutions and their interactions with culture in the U.S. and Canada from the colonial period to the present, his approach is broad and comprehensive. Many biographical profiles add a personal dimension to the narrative.” -Amazon.com

A Summary of Christian History, Robert Baker


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“Originally published in 1959, A Summary of Christian History has been a classic text for introductory-level studies of Christian history for more than four decades. Even in the face of advancing history, new findings, and changing perspectives, Dr. Baker’s original classic has remained popular decades beyond the normal life expectancy of a textbook.

In this third edition, Dr. John Landers, a former student of Dr. Baker, builds on the original goal of helping students grasp the broad contours of Christian history without becoming lost in a maze of historical detail.” -Amazon.com

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