Similar to the author’s Manual of Christian Doctrine, this volume offers a simpler and briefer presentation of Christian doctrine geared especially to high school. Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine is a very concise version of his Basic information: Louis Berkhof ( – ) was a Reformed systematic. The Nature of Religion. The Bible informs us that man was created in the image of God. When he fell in sin, he did not entirely cease to be the image-bearer of.

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Baker Academic, ; republished, First-rate theology in an easy to read and digestible form. Nov 21, Wade rated it really liked it Shelves: This was exactly what it says it is: A Summary of Christian Doctrine.

Summary of Christian Doctrine

May 17, Robbie rated sumary really liked it. This book really helped me as a new Christian. Systematically arranged and helpfully sub-divided, A Summary of Christian Doctrine has proved ideal for church study-groups. For something a little older and longer, A. Nov 01, Joyce rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Very sound doctrinally, but wording made the theology hard to understand at times.

This is a very short doctrinal study like RC Sproul’s “Essentials”. It fits the bill perfectly if you’re looking for a brief on Christian doctrine. There are other books that probably cover the subject better but all are much longer so hard to say whether I would suggest it or not. Social Theology Feminist Theology.


Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu Passages for memorization and questions for review at the close of each chapter enhance christiqn book’s value for the student. Open Preview See a Problem? Hodge, Outlines of Theology. Dec 26, Dale rated it it was amazing. And don’t neglect the Scripture references; they are the basis for Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine after all!

Especially like the included references, verses to memorize, and the questions at the end of each section. Old Testament General Works. Trivia About Summary of Christ The Holy Spirit illumined their minds, aided their memory, prompted them to write, repressed the influence of sin on their writings, and guided them in the expression of their thoughts even to the choice of their words.

Of course, Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is irreplacable.

I found it enjoyable because of its clarity and conciseness. May 29, Andrew Canavan rated it it was amazing.

Summary of Christian Doctrine, by Louis Berkhof

Paperbackpages. Hans Urs von Bal Harry Richardson rated it it was amazing Mar 06, The proper conception of inspiration holds that the Holy Spirit acted on the writers of the Bible in an organic way, in harmony berkhhof the laws of their own inner being, using them just as they were, with their character and temperament, their gifts and talents, their education and culture, their vocabulary and style.

Religious History Early American. This would be wummary to use for an adult education class, for officer training, or in preparation for ordination.

Apr 29, Eduardo Ocampo rated it liked it. To get the most out of it, answer the questions after the end of each chapter. This little book was of tremendous help to me after being converted, and is, I think at least, one of the major reasons why I became reformed. Courtney rated it really liked it Aug 14, Jan 08, Andy Hickman rated it it was ok. May 12, Michael A. Great work by Berkhof.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book is good for those lpuis never been exposed to systematics of any kind but want to know the basics of the faith. Briefer version of the original. Berkhof’s is widely acknowledged to be the best brief systematic theology written in the middle part of this century.

Allie rated it it was amazing Dec 16, See 1 question about Summary of Christian Doctrine…. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Still great for an elder training course, or for a college student preparing Berkhof’s is widely acknowledged to be the best brief systematic theology written in cyristian middle part of this century.

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