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 . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.

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In almost every chapter there was a moment of, “Woah! We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened?

This is the most concise book on systematic theology I’ve seen that is legitimate. This is an issue in Christian theology. Full conciss short chapters for easy quick reads on all the different areas of Christianity.

It may be read with mu This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home. I highly recommend to anyone who would understand theology more fully without needing to get a thfology. But it is a good source for quick fheology and biblical references on the topics addressed. Some of the terminology was over This book was a perfect breakfast devotional or rather daily read.


Concise Theology

It covers almost every topic conceivable in the area of theology which can be used as a jumping board for more in depth study. In almost Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book.

The way it is laid out, it is best gone through slowly so there can be plenty of discussion and explanation of each chapter. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 4 comments. This sound principle of interpreting Scripture by Scripture is sometimes called the analogy of Scripture or the analogy of faith.

Paperbackpages. I really want to read it. Packer delivers an essential piece of Christian literature that delves into what makes faith in God so important and wondrous. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

Packer, one of the premier theo,ogy of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective. Jun 21, Gbraden rated it it thelogy amazing Shelves: Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book. Still superior as an over-all guide. In less than 3 pages, he managed to give me a clearer picture of election than anything else I’ve heard or read.


Apr 19, Bart Box rated it liked it Shelves: May 10, Megan Lane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Truth be told, despite its simplicity and its brevity, I honestly believe that this little gem is more valuable than most reformed systematic theollgy.

This is the orthodox-conservative-reformed-evangelical view on this subject.

Here are a million proof-texts from scripture to back everything I say about it. Reading in large swaths can muddy the short chapters together. Other editions – View all Concise Theology J. It is a reliable guide to the doctrines of the Christian faith, presented in an easily accessible, precise and useful format.

A “must read” for every Christian. Very nice, I was so excited about the order that I called friends and let them know concis the bargains I got and recommended the items theplogy the prices were great.

But it was definitely worth it. If you enjoyed “Knowing God” you are probably going to enjoy this book.