Systematic Theology for Zondervan/Pradis Bible Software
Description. The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categor...more
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Grudem defines systematic theology as any study that answers the question, "What does ...more
Maybe I'd be too picky to ask a theologian to keep his (or her) personal convictions out of a book entitled Systematic Theology. Grudem is an unabashed non-cessationist charismatic--which is fine--who fails to represent other perspectives as strongly as his own--this I have a problem with. Fortunately, this only comes up a few times throughout the full book. I know it's difficult to keep one's feelings to oneself but in order to validate personal theology in a systematic theology book, it seems, ...more
If you're looking for a primer on theology, or even a contribution to the conversation on theology, then avoid this book like the plague. Grudem's Systematic is unabashedly biased, historically shallow, lacking in nuance, narrow in scope, and sparing in dialogue. Even in areas where you might happen to agree with Grudem, you'll still likely be frustrated by his reduc ...more
Grudem ends each chapter with the words to a hymn on the subject of the chapter. In picking hymns to relate to the Christian doctrines he “realized that the great hymns of the church throughout histor ...more
If I were to base this off of strict emotional response I would give 1 star. I am having trouble differentiating between critiquing Grudem or the evangelical/biblicalism methodology.Grudem honestly drove me nuts, there was almost no referencing of theologians, the church Fathers, barely a reference to the reformers or philosophers.
Of the 57 chapters and thousands of pages in this book ...more
Grudem's chapter on the canon and how the early church decided which books to recognize (not choose) as part of the canon was really excellent.
His thoughts on the meaning of the term "baptism of the Holy Spirit" were really, really good. I came to the chapter thinking that it meant something else, but he completely convinced me of his position. He viewed it as referring to more of a step in the conversion process ...more
EDIT: I am, and have been for a while, a continuationist in the Grudem sense of the word. That doesn't change anything in the review. I still hold to my conclusions about Grudem's doctrine of God. ...more
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