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Another fine book in the SCM Core Texts series.
on 23 August 2011
When I studied Divinity, at the time my faculty mostly studied theologians, and so I felt a bit left out when I met others who had studied Systematic Thelogy. Since graduating, any theological study I have done has concentrated on the history of theology rather than at a purely systematic level.
Therefore, I bought this book to bring me up to date. I must say I am not disappointed. It is lucid, avoiding much of the jargon and academic language found in some theological textbooks. Although my theological outlook is somewhat conservative, I think Mike Higton's book is as good and fair an introduction to Christian Doctrine as you will get. However, some knowledge of the historical development of the subject would help place this book's treatment of Christian Doctrine in its context. Nevertheless, Christians and students of theology of whatever persuasion should consider buying this book for it will reward careful study and thought time after time.