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God Is Love by Gerald Bray
God Is Love by Gerald Bray
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's not so often that one comes across a "Biblical and systematic theology" so I was intrigued by this. Gerald Bray has attempted to present a coherent explanation of Christian belief for people who don't like traditional systematic theology, or might never pick one up.The book is broadly structured by the theme of exploring God's love, and approaches key Christian beliefs in a sensible order. I particularly appreciated the early attention given to the doctrine of the Trinity, and found myself in general agreement with Bray's approach to revelation and the knowledge of God. Bray's explanation of human promise and predicament in Parts 3 and 4 is a particularly clear and (I would… Read more
Christianity and World Religions by Derek Cooper
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Derek Cooper has done a great job of introducing the subject of Christianity's attitudes and relation to the major world religions. The book contains a helpful introduction to each religion and could be a valuable resource for college or undergraduate students, as well as for the lay Christian reader looking to find a clear and reliable introduction to the beliefs and practices of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism or Sikhism. Following these there are some very lucid and engaging chapters on Christian approaches to understanding the nature and purpose of other religions. Both biblical-theological and systematic approaches are covered. Written from a Protestant, evangelical perspective,… Read more
Revelation by Paul Langham
Revelation by Paul Langham
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was told once by a fellow theology postgrad that scholarship on Revelation is "messed up" and wading through commentaries on the book tries anyone's patience. The introductory essay to this new translation is therefore both welcome and helpful as a primer to understanding the book of Revelation. Paul Langham has managed to cram in a good deal of explanation of the various debates and issues in Revelation to this essay without making it inaccessible, as well as offering some helpful suggestions of his own as to the significance of the imagery and symbolism of the book. The essay is therefore helpful to the interested reader of the Bible with no formal theological training, and a… Read more

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