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Basic Theology

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"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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Dr Author Wright, AA, AS, BS, MinB, MS, MinM, PhD, MinD, ThD
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
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
Clark Goble
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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G Walker
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
Jamal Kim
this is a very difficult book to comprehend especially for newbie christians. its a strong textual foundations of how the bible should be interpreted and possibly applied. if you want a challening text, this is the one :)
VocalBillity - the Voice of one crying in the Bewilderness (tm)
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.
This book accomplishes exactly what is states on the cover: "A popular systematic guide to understanding biblical truth." I would recommend this for any new student to Christian Theology.
Charles Riccardi
The wisdom of this man is awesome. God has truly revealed many things to me through the reading of this book. I would definitely say an easy to understand theology book.
Oct 26, 2009 Mikey marked it as partially-read  ·  review of another edition
"Conservative Protestantism" Orthodoxy. Calvinistic. Textbook for Intro Theology Classes "Survey of Theology I & II, Moody Bible Institute.
Very good synopsis of the major doctrines of the Bible. Dr. Ryrie provides many illustrations to help understand complex teachings.
Jared Daugherty
This is a great beginner book for those interested in theology and what is important to remember when reading God's Word.
A fine introduction to theology. Not exhaustive, but can be used as a starting place and a springboard for further study.
Crossroads Ecc
An excerpt of Chip Ingram's thoughts: Lays out the great doctrines of scripture in their most simple form.
Used for a class. Could do without much of his dispensationalism. Oddly evangelistic at times.
Meredith DeVoe
Good, basic, easy to understand. Laconic, prosey, even; but a good read for any Christian.
Learned a lot, but didn't agree with all Ryrie's theology.
excellent version of what the title says
John Wiley
Helpful study, more favorable to Grudem though
Robert Sr
This is an excellent book.
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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...more
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