"If theology is thinking about God and expressing those thoughts, then judge this book on the basis of whether it reflects correct thoughts about God and expresses them accurately and plainly to you and in a manner that brings changes in your thinking and living.
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by Victor Books
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Apr 01, 2013 Dr Author Wright, AA, AS, BS, MinB, MS, MinM, PhD, MinD, ThD rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Basic Theology by Charles C. Ryrie is a very impressive and compelling study on the basic doctrines of Theology. Mr. Ryrie, a highly acclaimed theologian, presented these basic doctrines in a bold and methodical approach. With his unique ability to unravel complicated biblical teaching, he presents all of the basic doctrines in an uncomplicated manner. Written in a mostly non-technical, conversational style, his approach toward all of the basic doctrines of theology; namely, God, Christ, Holy Sp...more
Dec 17, 2012 Read1000books rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Covering all the basic doctrines of the Bible (God, The Bible, angels, Satan, demons, man, sin, Jesus Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and prophecy), this is a fine course of study for the layman, a great help and source of material for the Sunday school teacher, and should be a standard text in every Bible college in America. Written in a mostly non-technical, conversational style, Professor Ryrie makes you feel like you are right there in the classroom with him. Even if you have...more
Charles Ryrie has become one my favorite theologians to read due to his unique ability to present complicated, theological concepts in an accessible and Biblical manner. Ryrie writes from a dispensational vantage point in an incredibly balanced manner and should be required reading for those who enjoy poking fun at the expense of dispensational writers like Tim LeHaye and Jerry Jenkins. For that matter, he should be required reading for Tim LeHaye and Jerry Jenkins!
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This was the first "formal" text that I read on theology. I have read it through at least 2 times over the course of Bible School and Seminary. At the time, I found it basic and boring. Since then, I have come to appreciate aspects of Ryrie that are absent in a lot of others in his tradition. That said, there are some substantive deficiencies in his theology and this text. It is very basic, dispensational, Amyraldian and baptistic. He's a mixed bag between rightly humble at some points and too d...more
No book outside the Bible itself has done more to shape my thinking that that of Ryrie's Basic Theology. When I was 15, I completed my first journey through this text and left with an indelible impression of the depth and breadth of the teachings of Scripture. Ryrie's simple and witty presentation allows the reader to become immersed in the text and to follow his train of thought well. The arguments are well articulated and the theology is decidedly conservative. Ryrie's style in this volume is...more
Apr 01, 2010 VocalBillity - the Voice of one crying in the Bewilderness (tm) rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
A VERY good book covering the very basic and core components for most theological studies. Whole this author is pretty conservative, I think he was still fair and well balanced in his arguments and presentation.
Charles Caldwell Ryrie (born 1925) is a Christian writer and theologian. He graduated from Haverford College (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., Th.D.) and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). For many years he served as professor of systematic theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and as president and professor at Philadelphia College of Bible, now...moreMore about Charles C. Ryrie...