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Handmaid to Theology: An Essay in Philosophical Prolegomena

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Book by Corduan, Winfried
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published December 1st 1981 by Baker Publishing Group (MI) (first published 1981)
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Sep 21, 2014 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Daniel by: Southern Evangelical Seminary
I Read this ST501 Prolegomena to Theology class. Page count 173.

1. Writing style = 1 star
~ The writing style is advanced (obviously, how many popular level books have the word "Philosophical Essay" in the title?). The writing is very succinct and makes this a great starting point for papers, discussions, bible studies etc. Despite the advanced level of writing, Corduan's style enabled me to understand the content and definitions of philosophical terms naturally (most of the time), but one shoul
Brent Pinkall
Aug 19, 2016 Brent Pinkall rated it liked it
Corduan is a good writer. He communicates complex ideas in a concise and clear way. I especially appreciate that there is very little if any fluff in this book -- something that can often happen in books like this. He says what he wants to say and moves on.

As far as the content is concerned, Corduan lays out a clear description of theological prolegomena and makes a compelling case for his particular prolegomenon. In some places I would have liked him to explain himself more or explain a contra
Campbell Sproul
Feb 21, 2016 Campbell Sproul rated it really liked it
Handmaid To Theology is an excellent introduction to theological prolegomena in light of the philosophical concepts which uphold this area of theological study. Corduan has a strong grasp of both historical theology and philosophy, and he does a wonderful job of explaining concepts and relating them to one another. The book is also surprisingly accessible, although some knowledge of historical philosophy (particularly of the Socratic era) is helpful going into it, the book could quite easily be ...more
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Aug 12, 2016 Ben Zornes rated it liked it
Shelves: theology, worldview
Highly technical treatment of the philosophical presuppositions and approaches to dealing with theological categories. You have to hang around until the final few chapters for it all to come together...
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