As many of us can attest, Christians don't always know exactly what they believe or why they believe it. And according to John Hannah, Christianity that is divorced from its theological history is merely morality rather than the vibrant, biblical faith that changes hearts and lives. Theology doesn't just provide us with insights about God; it provides the foundation from which we respond appropriately to God.
Why does theology matter? An accurate comprehension of theology keeps us from confusing popular opinion with truth It helps us distinguish between what is transient and what is eternal. It guards us from being deceived by things that have the appearance of wisdom, but are not of God. And knowledge of the history of doctrine reminds us of the ultimate triumph of God and His people - in spite of the protestations of the world around us to the contrary.
What you believe does matter. As you explore the truths in this book, you will discover that theology is not just a collection of information about God - it is a rich legacy. It is your legacy.
What you believe does matter. This exploration and explanation of the essential truths of the Christian faith will help determine how you will live out your faith every day. As you explore the truths in this book, discover that theology is not just a collection of information about Godit is a rich legacy. It is your legacy. Indexed for easy reference.
DR. JOHN D. HANNAH is the Distinguished Professor of Historical theology and Research Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas Texas. He holds a B.S. degree from Philadelphia College of Bible an M.A. degree from Southern Methodist University Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas and received a Post-doctoral fellowship in American Studies at Yale University New Haven CT. Dr. Hannah has written extensively for journals including Bibliotheca Sacra Front Lines Fundamentalist Journal Discipleship Journal Modern Reformation and Trinity Journal. His books include The Glory of God Alone (Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co.) and The Pictorial Guide to Church History The Kregel Guide to Ancient Church History The Kregel Guide to Medieval Church History and The Kregel Guide to Reformation Church History (Kregel Publications). He has also published three volumes of charts (Diagrams and Charts of Ancient-Medieval history Reformation and Post Reformation History and Modern and Post Modern Church History) with Zondervan. Dr. Hannah is a frequent conference and church speaker both in the United States and abroad.