Integrative Theology is designed to help students in a pluralistic world utilize a standard method of fruitful research.
Each chapter on a major doctrine: (1) states a classic issue of ultimate concern; (2) surveys alternative past and present answers; and (3) tests those proposals by their congruence with information on the subject progressively revealed from Genesis to Revelation. Then the chapter (4) formulates a doctrinal conclusion that consistently fits the many lines of biblical data; (5) defends that conviction respectfully; and finally (6) explores the conclusion's relevance to a person's spiritual birth, growth and service to others, all for the glory of God.
In short, Integrative Theology masterfully integrates the disciplines of historical, biblical, systematic, apologetic, and practical theology.
Gordon R. Lewis (Ph.D., Syracuse University) is senior professor of systematic theology and Christian philosophy at Denver Seminary. He is the past president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and the Evangelical Theological Society, and is the author of seven books and many articles.
Dr. Bruce Demarest is professor of theology and spiritual formation at Denver Seminary.
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