Everyone's a Theologian
Many people react negatively to the word theology, believing that it involves dry, fruitless arguments about minute points of doctrine. Yet as Dr. R.C. Sproul argues, everyone is a theologian. Any time we think about a teaching of the Bible and strive to understand it, we are engaging in theology. Therefore, it is important that we put the Bible’s varied teachings together...more
While I didn't agree 100% with all the views presented (infant baptism, amillennialism, etc.), I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and learned a lot from it. My copy has lots of underlining in it! :) I loved his treatment of dominion, and the image of God in man, some of the points in canonicity were new to me, and there were a few other places that I will have to refer back to in the future.
For the most part, I found this book very helpful in defining systematic theology as well as different branches of theology. Sproul takes the reader through 60 chapters on various topics such as angels and demons, salvation, the Resurrection and grace.
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This book is basically a short Systematic Theology. But do not let that description fool you. It contains much depth. He called in an introduction but it covers every major theme in Theology.
Each chapter takes a subject from the Bible and explains it out using scripture. It is wri ...more
Sproul clearly and in an organized and disciplined fashion walks through numerous important aspects of historic, orthodox, apostolic Christian faith. He explains complex ideas simply and clearly using many examples that illumine. He's dir ...more
A convenient table of contents splits each topic into the appropriate categories, outlining the different facets of theology. He also uses subheadings to divide up the five-paged chapt ...more
From the outset, I have to say that I have always been fond of Sproul and his teachings. So, as you might expect, I am very pleased with this book. I will ...more
Sproul takes the sometimes esoteric language and subject matter of theology and demystifies it, making it much more accessible to the average reader. As one who has taken several classes on theology, I know just enough to make me dangerous, but I would by no means call myself a great theologian. This book was helpful to me in defining certain terms I was unfa ...more
I guess that's why I was so disappointed with Everyone's a Theologian.
I was thrilled when I saw the book at a conference I attended. I am always on the lookout for new systematic theologies. I immediately purchased it and began my digestion of Everyone's a Theologian shortly after. What I di ...more
A very good read. Master Sproul was a giant of the faith and though he is in a better place with his Lord ...more
This volume is an introduction into the world of Reformed systematic theology. And what it sets out to accomplish might leave some disappointed.
For the first time systematician the size of the book may be daunting but upon opening it up and diving in, you will see how readable the content is. This accessability is something I've come to expect and appreciate from Sproul. However, However, this philosophy, of writing to the masses, causes the book to fall a bit short of its goal.
The problem l ...more
I greatly appreciate Dr. Sproul's ability to take on topics like these and write with a simple and precise clari ...more
Many people are intimidated by systematic theologies that require fork lifts to move. This book isn't one of those. By the standards of systematic theologies this work counts as short, t ...more
I am speculating here but I think most Christians, at least where I'm from, have a lack of knowledge of doctrine because of a lack of interest in studying doctrine. In other words, we don't really know what we believe in! A shallow understanding of God results to shallow w ...more
Sproul explains difficult theological concepts in accessible ways, addressing common views and objections along the way. He treats all parties fairly: despite his dislike of the Roman Catholic Church's beliefs, he never misrepresent ...more
The book started out great. It talked about how we are all theologians becuase the word theology is just the, "study of God" and every has their thoughts on God. He had some great points. ...more
In essence, this is “Systematic Theology for Dummies,” and saying so is the farthest thing in the world from a knock on Sproul’s writing. He does here what he has always done better than most contemporary Christian thinkers—putting the vast mysteries of divine revelation in simple, relatable terms that both clarify and invite deeper understanding. One seldom read’s Sproul without feeling a love for Scripture rekindled and desiring to join him in going back to the source of o ...more
Dr. R.C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Fla. He was founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine.
Ligonier Ministries began in 1971 as the Ligonier Valley Study Center in Ligonier, Pa. In an effort t...more