books about: theological
Summa Theologica (Complete & Unabridged)
Coyote Canyon Press, 2010
The Summa Theologica (Latin: "Summary of Theology" or "Highest Theology") is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274). It was intended as a manual for beginners as a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of the time. It summarizes the reasoning of all points of Christian theology, which before the Protestant Reformation subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of ...
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible
J. Scott Duvall
J. Daniel Hays
Grasping God’s Word has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves. The third edition, revised based on feedback from professors, will continue to serve college-level students and lay learners well in their quest to gain a firm grasp on the rock of God’s word. Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. ...
The Cost of Discipleship
One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by ...
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features: - A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching - Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum - A contemporary approach, treating ...
Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know
Christian Essentials Made Plain and Simple God doesn’t call every Christian to go off to seminary, but there are certain matters of doctrine—that is, the church’s teaching—that every Christian simply must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you’re a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is ...
Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City
Today many pastors are struggling to adapt to a post-Christian culture without abandoning orthodox theology. How do we communicate the concepts of grace and substitutionary atonement in our globalized culture and context? In Center Church, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry - applying classic ...
Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God's Image
In an uncertain world, we crave the security of knowing exactly who we are and where we belong. But too often as women, we try to find this safety in our roles and relationships, our professional accomplishments, or our picture-perfect homes. And as we do, our souls shrink smaller and smaller. The truth is that you are made for more. Because you are made in God's image, these things will never be large enough to hold you. You will only ...
Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints (Christian Classics)
By meditating on personal examples from the author's life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux and Pope John XXIII) the reader will see how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.
Understanding The Scriptures: A Complete Course On Bible Study (The Didache Series)
Midwest Theological Forum
This book by Dr. Scott Hahn presents a Catholic approach to Scripture, highlighting the theme of covenant. Tracing a path through salvation history, the book explains the various books of the Bible and the importance of each event in salvation history. Understanding the Scriptures will provide an understanding of Sacred Scripture so critical to the Catholic Faith. The Didache Complete Course Series is a series of four high school textbooks, ...
Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey (Encountering Biblical Studies)
Bill T. Arnold
Bryan E. Beyer
The bestselling Encountering the Old Testament has become the leading Old Testament survey text. Now the second edition has been updated throughout with revisions to the text, sidebars, bibliographies, notes, and indexes. The accompanying CD-ROM has been radically revised to demonstrate its close connection to the text and includes links to study aids, videos, and photos. The book's numerous helpful features include full-color illustrations, ...
The Sacraments: Source of Our Life in Christ
Midwest Theological Forum
The Seven Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony) are the ordinary means by which God dispenses sanctifying grace to his people. This book presents the theology of each sacrament and its implications for living the Christian life. This textbook is published with ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago, and it has been granted conformity with the Catechism of ...
An Introduction to Catholic Ethics
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
This book introduces students to the fundamentals of Catholic moral theology. By presenting testimony from the lives of great Christians and many of the key concepts that inform the Catholic approach to morality, this book provides a framework for making authentic Christian choices. NCEA Our titles help all catholic educators and administrators have the professional resources to meet the highest standards of excellence in Catholic education. We ...
THE CHURCH: SACRAMENT OF SALVATION
Midwest Theological Forum
The History of the Church, Semester Edition
Peter V. Armenio
Midwest Theological Forum
This book presents the story of God's intervention into human history from the earthly life of Christ to the present day. It details how God sent the Holy Spirit to act through the Church and her members with special emphasis given to the role of saints and Popes to further the mission of the Church into all the world. It presents a narrative of Church history along with stories of other important historical figures as they became interwoven ...
Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels
Mark L. Strauss
To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential. Four Portraits, One Jesus is a thorough yet accessible introduction to these documents and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different ...
A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology
Kelly M. Kapic
Whenever we read, think, hear or say anything about God, we are doing theology. Yet theology isn't just a matter of what we think. It affects who we are. In the tradition of Helmut Thielicke's A Little Exercise for Young Theologians , Kelly Kapic offers a concise introduction to the study of theology for newcomers to the field. He highlights the value and importance of theological study and explains its unique nature as a serious discipline. ...
The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2: The Reformation to the Present Day
Justo L. Gonzalez
From Justo L. Gonzalez, author of the acclaimed three-volume History of Christian Thought , The Story of Christianity Volume II: The Reformation to the Present Day is the fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity . Gonzalez’s astute scholarship, lucid prose, and impassioned focus tell the narrative history of Christianity, beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century and leading all the way ...
Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)
Princeton University Press
This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written between 1266 and 1273, the Summa was conceived by Aquinas as an instructional guide for teachers and novices and a compendium of all the approved teachings of the Catholic Church. It synthesizes an astonishing range of scholarship, ...
Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry
Paul David Tripp
After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul David Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture. He is not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to him, and restores him if necessary. Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy—an ...
Pulpit Supply Handbook: Answering 12 Frequently Asked Questions about Supply Preaching
Doug Smith Media, 2014
This book addresses some common theological and practical questions faced by supply preachers and pastors. Chapters include a discussion of the call to preach, training options, how to study and prepare sermons, finding opportunities, pulpit plagiarism, questions to ask a church, reporting income, and staying close to God through the biblical spiritual disciplines. Readers will also walk through the sermon preparation process with a sample ...
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