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This proven systematic theology represents the very best in evangelical theology. Stanley Grenz presents the traditional themes of Christian doctrine -- God, humankind, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things -- all within an emphasis on God's central program for creation, namely, the establishment of community. Masterfully blending biblical, historical, a ...more
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Published January 31st 2000 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published December 1st 1969)
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Радостин Марчев
Няколко години след като го прочетох като основен учебник за курса ми по систематично богословие, аз все още смятам книгата на Гренц за най-доброто систематично богословие, на което съм попадал. По-кратка от повечето подобни книги и сравнително по-лесна за четене тя в същото време е твърде задълбочена. Гренц подхожда новаторски в няколко области. Това се набюдава още в подребдата на материала - вместо традиционното започване с Божието откровение той започва с учението на Бога, а темата за библия ...more
There are a number of Christian systematic theology texts out there, and all of them essentially cover the essentials of the faith by breaking the book into sections that cover doctrines of theology (related to God), anthropology (related to man), Christology (related to Christ), pneumatology (related to the Holy Spirit), ecclesiology (related to the church), and eschatology (related to end-times). This textbook does the same thing, except it frames each of these sections and their underlying do ...more
Greg Taylor
This is the best all-time systematic theology book I've ever read. Enough said. May God bless the late Stanley J. Grenz and his family for how God has used him powerfully in the kingdom to lead many to a strong trinitarian understanding of God in community and flowing out to humanity.
Paul Prins
A thick volume and ambitious in the scope of what Grenz seeks to do. It is a very good starting point for most western Christians looking for an improved understanding of what they were likely taught in their Church experience. That said some of the theology is a bit dated/underdevloped.
Olivia Reid
I wish this man was still alive to give us more of his insights. Powerful messages and well researched and thought out.
This book is eye opening to understanding God and Theology based on the people of God. It's a different spin from then Trinitarian view as in the orthodox perspective, but definately is trinitarian in it's reapect to the Father, Son and Spirit. It's a favorite of mine and I refer to it often. Thank you Dr.Rim for introducing me to Grenz, and Dave Rodriguez for the dialog as I discovered someone who you encountered far before me. To bad I didn't get to see him in person, but I look forward to the ...more
G Walker
This was actually a good book by Grenz. Later in his career, I became cynical of what he wrote, especially in regards to epistemology and the trinity, but at this stage, I do believe that his output was edifying, beneficial and for the life of the church.
Good, sound, practical - probably the biggest draw backs was/is the Baptistic perspective advanced here in. Still worthy of engaging, and from a Baptist, this is about as good as you are gonna get.
A systematic theology at its heart, Grenz’s work moves through each of the traditional Western systematic categories. Grenz, however, has been called the theologian of the Emerging (Postmodern) Movement and his systematic theology reflects this in style and content. Grenz uniquely emphasizes the Trinity, eschatology, and – especially – community in his theology. Overall a great resource, Grenz is readable and thorough. A
This is probably the best evangelical systematic theology available. Grenz, a Baptist is probably best described as a gracious, "centre of the spectrum" evangelical. This resource should be on every pastor's shelf. I don't necessarily agree on every point, but Grenz deals with varying perspectives in honest and gracious ways, so it's engaging and relevant.
Where as some of my own personal beliefs differ from Grenz, specifically in pneumatology, I feel that he brings a great balance and full understanding to the arena of Systematic Theology.
Joshua Proctor
It was long but very good! It was awesome how he emphasized community and theology's purpose being directly related to the community and story of God.
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Not an easy read, but helpful in understanding why we believe living and worshipping in a community of faith is important.
partially read for class. good book. approaches theology from the perspective of the whole Christian community.
Allen O'Brien
Fantastic presentation of an evangelical systematic theology. I loved it and recommend it highly.
An excellent theological study, very readable rather than technical.
Anthony 'tony'
Read this book in Seminary. Wished I had written it :) So good!
partially read a lot of it for class.
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Stanley James Grenz was born in Alpena, Michigan on January 7, 1950. He was the youngest of three children born to Richard and Clara Grenz, a brother to Lyle and Jan. His dad was a Baptist pastor for 30 years before he passed away in 1971. Growing up as a “pastor’s kid” meant that he moved several times in his life, from Michigan, to South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Colorado.

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