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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Packer covers just about everything you could think of too when it comes to the Christian faith. Jul 17, Peter N. See 1 question about Concise Theology…. Also, there are so many people claiming to be Christians, but in all reality, ppacker are not; they have not been born again. Want to Read saving…. I enjoyed the comprehensive scope — my first foray into a systematic theology cover to cover. Great intro book for anyone wanting a survey of orthodox Christianity. I have many systematic theology volumes in my concisf, nearly all of which go in to far greater detail.

Jan 04, September Heidtman rated it it was amazing. This is a great and brief overview of a lot of theological topics. Snap shots, sound bites, well crafted sentences with depth and nuance behind them all in one small, accessible book. It is spectacular in its simplicity and in its fidelity to Scripture. Refresh and try again. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth.

Concise Theology by J. However, this one always gets consulted first and if it is a quick reference I need, often I need look no further.

Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

Quotes from Concise Theology. But it was lacker worth it. Selected pages Title Page. You do not have to be a seminary student to read this book. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Apr 19, Bart Box rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A great reference work for the average Christian to read through and then have on the shelf for future use.

Reading in large swaths can muddy the short chapters together. This is an issue in Christian theology. May 10, Megan Lane rated it it was amazing Shelves: His process is similar to the Westminster Confession which he often quotesusing Scripture references to support each conclusion; fortunately, Packer takes more time explaining and discussing each theological concept, making it packeer to understand.

Packer is clearly a Calvinist at heart, and the concise nature of this theology book prevents clarity when it comes to deeper subject, though for the most part is extremely well written, dripped with fundamental biblical foundation, as opposed to majority of liberal theology nowadays which preaches a completely different Jesus to the one in the Bible.

May 19, Jacky rated it really liked it Shelves: The name of the book says it all. We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened? Please, is this book downloadable? Lists with This Book. The way it pzcker laid out, it is best gone through slowly so there can be plenty of discussion and explanation of each chapter.

This book is great at what it does. Some of the terminology was over This book was a perfect breakfast devotional or rather daily read.

Concise Theology

Although easy to understand, it is important–and I highly suggest–that readers take their time when going through this book. It is succinct, chock-full of Scriptural references, pacekr still thorough. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dive into the vital subjects and pieces of Christianity with this teology collection of definitions and descriptions that sorts through the complexities of God and his Word and translates them into an easy to read format for all.

Scripture references should be checked, theological concepts should be pondered, and further research should be done in response to any unsettled feelings one has toward comments made in this book. Not sure why precisely — I don’t always find theology gripping. True to its title this is a very concise book on theology, but full of scriptural references for further study. This book is also a great tool to do a quick look-up of various beliefs and where they come from, especially when you have a differences in view concerning an aspect of theology.

I highly recommend to anyone who would understand theology more fully without needing to get a degree.

Packer thoroughly explains historic Christian beliefs from a Reformed position. No trivia or quizzes yet. Despite how very long it took conciae to read, I really loved this book.

Packer Limited preview – This is a good “concise” overview of Theology. Jul 20, Nathan Parker rated it really liked it. Loaded with Scripture references and covering each major doctrine with brevity and clarity, it serves as both a good intro to each doctrine as well as a great little quick reference for where to do further study on each area from the Scriptures.

Packer, paker of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective. Oct 02, Benny Alexander rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem?