Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian BeliefJohn M. FrameP & R Publishing / 2013 / Hardcover$40.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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imperial5 Stars Out Of 5edifying systematicAugust 10, 2018imperialI have been reading John Frame for a week now and I am only on chapter 7 . I absolutely recommend this work it is well writen and filled with bible theology, not philosophy. an absolute must for serious bible students
Kersi5 Stars Out Of 5Very good systematic. At times a tad wordy. 4.5 Stars.July 1, 2017KersiQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0John Frame's "Systematic Theology" is certainly well worth reading. However, I found the book a tad wordy in places. I would rate this work on par with Berkhoff and Shedd and significantly better than Grudem. The text is quite easy to read and understand except that in places it tends to drone on and on. It took me seven months to finish reading AND absorbing most of it. This book is most definitely a must for your personal library.
Special accolades to P&R Publishing for presenting this work in a most dignified and beautiful way as befits a text of this importance. Thank you.
gregh3 Stars Out Of 5Not ImpressedDecember 14, 2015greghQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Takes a soft stance on several issues ( such as mode of baptism) apparently to appeal to the masses. Better to stick with Grudem or Geisler. Was hoping for another conservative, strongly biblical study. Defintely still worth reading as an additional source.
J. Luis Dizon5 Stars Out Of 5A most worthwhile systematic theologySeptember 21, 2015J. Luis DizonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There have been many Systematic Theologies that have been published in the past two centuries dealing with the great themes of Christian theology from various angles and viewpoints, from classics such as Hodges three-volume Systematic Theology and Herman Bavincks four-volume Reformed Dogmatics to more recent single-volume works such as Wayne Grudems Systematic Theology and Millard Ericksons Christian Theology. So why recommend this particular systematic theology?
Well, for those who are familiar with John Frames work, he has published tremendously on various aspects of theology, philosophy and apologetics over the years. He has been instrumental in simplifying and popularizing Van Tils presuppositional method of apologetics through Apologetics to the Glory of God. He has also provided one of the most comprehensive treatment of Christian ethics in Doctrine of the Christian Life, which is part of his multi-volume Theology of Lordship series (with the combined length of the whole series being over 3,000 pages long). Anyone who has read these other writings of Frame knows that he is a very meticulous scholar who manages to combine both combine both solid biblical exegesis and an astute knowledge of philosophy, which is a rare combination in this day and age.
At around 1,200 pages, much of what is found in Frames Systematic Theology is a more concise treatment of what can be found in the Theology of Lordship series. While it covers the kind of topics covered in more traditional systematic theologies, Frame also covers topics that normally fall under the purview of philosophical theology, such as epistemology (in his chapters of the knowledge of God and its relation to man) and ethics (in his chapter on the Christian life). Of particular note is his discussion of the Doctrine of God, which is 16 chapters long, making it perhaps one of the most comprehensive treatments of Gods nature and attributes of any single-volume Systematic Theology.
Despite the daunting length and nature of the book, it is actually not that hard to read. Frame writes in a manner that is quite approachable, and is careful to define terms so that the reader is not lost in a jungle of theological jargon. After all, as the subtitle notes, this is an introduction to Christian belief. Thus, I would recommend this work not only to pastors and theologians, but to ordinary laypersons as well, as the work is designed in such a way as to be edifying to Christians as a whole.
Jim5 Stars Out Of 5Systematic Theology by John FrameJanuary 21, 2015JimQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is exciting to receive and read a modern Sytematic Theology that is so approachable (down to its very readable type), trustworthy, thorough and challenging as Frame's Magnum Opus. it feels like I'm taking his courses and reading his career-long writings at once. we owe a debt of gratitude to one of this generation's great theologians and faithful scholars.
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