Summary of Christian Doctrine

Summary of Christian Doctrine

Louis Berkhof / Jan 18, 2021

Summary of Christian Doctrine Just as Berkhof s Systematic Theology is outstanding in its own field his Summary of Christian Doctrine is unequalled as a popular handbook of Christian doctrine written from an evangelical and refo

  • Title: Summary of Christian Doctrine
  • Author: Louis Berkhof
  • ISBN: 9780851510552
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just as Berkhof s Systematic Theology is outstanding in its own field, his Summary of Christian Doctrine is unequalled as a popular handbook of Christian doctrine, written from an evangelical and reformed standpoint Systematically arranged and helpfully sub divided, A Summary of Christian Doctrine has proved ideal for church study groups Passages for memorization and queJust as Berkhof s Systematic Theology is outstanding in its own field, his Summary of Christian Doctrine is unequalled as a popular handbook of Christian doctrine, written from an evangelical and reformed standpoint Systematically arranged and helpfully sub divided, A Summary of Christian Doctrine has proved ideal for church study groups Passages for memorization and questions for review at the close of each chapter enhance the book s value for the student.

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      • Louis Berkhof

        Louis Berkhof 1873 1957 was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology 1932 He taught for almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from 1931 1944 In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck.Selected publications Systematic Theology Eerdmans, 1932 New Combined Edition, 1996.The History of Christian Doctrines Baker, 1978 Banner of Truth, revised, 1996.Principles of Biblical Interpretation Baker Academic, 1981 republished, 1994.A Summary of Christian Doctrine Eerdmans, 1939 Banner of Truth, 1960.


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    1. The best way I can describe this book is that it’s a pocket sized theological Swiss Army knife!It has all the essentials you need in a ordered and straight to the point fashion.If I had the money I would buy 100 copies of this book and hand them out to new Christians along side the Westminster Confession Of Faith as a doctrinal guide as they as they study through scripture, and for people to keep in their backpack as a handy/quick ‘go to’ reference guide. Those who need more depth and ‘m [...]


    2. Excellent for study & review of key Doctrines of the Faith. Can also be used as a reference in preparation for a sermon or teaching series. For those who use the Reformed Confessions, this is a very useful companion book.



    3. Berkhof's is widely acknowledged to be the best brief systematic theology written in the middle part of this century. It is reliable, balanced, concise. While free of lots of technical excusions, Berkhof was very well versed in the broader theological discussions, both classical and contemporary. As Dutch Reformed, he is more Kuyperian and less rationalist than most Anglo-American reformed theologians who preceded him. Still great for an elder training course, or for a college student preparing [...]


    4. This books is just what it claims to be: a summary of what Reformed Protestant Christians believe. It was not intended to be an entire systematic theology (the author wrote one of those too); rather it is a brief overview of the basics of the Reformed faith. Professor Berkhof was a Dutch-Reformed Protestant and lacks the warmth of an English Puritan but the volume makes up for the lack of warmth with precision. This book is good for those who've never been exposed to systematics of any kind but [...]


    5. Short, concise, and helpful. This is a great introduction to theology. It covers a lot of ground in small space and gives the reader lots of Scripture to look up and chew on. This would be a good book to use for officer training, to provide a theological foundation.Similar books include Concise Theology by J.I. Packer and Salvation Belongs to the Lord by John Frame.


    6. Berkhof's a summary of Christian doctrine was too short for what he was trying to do. There are good questions so possibly using it with a group to go through would be beneficial. It was my first exposure to Berkhof, and I like his style of writting. There are other books that probably cover the subject better but all are much longer so hard to say whether I would suggest it or not.


    7. This was exactly what it says it is: a summary. It fits the bill perfectly if you're looking for a brief on Christian doctrine. There is obviously more to be said on the subject but you will benefit from reading this book. Especially like the included references, verses to memorize, and the questions at the end of each section.


    8. Great work by Berkhof. I found it enjoyable because of its clarity and conciseness. To get the most out of it, answer the questions after the end of each chapter. And don't neglect the Scripture references; they are the basis for Berkhof's Summary of Christian Doctrine after all!


    9. After I became a Christian, Berkhof was the first systematic theologian I ever read. This little book was of tremendous help to me after being converted, and is, I think at least, one of the major reasons why I became reformed.






    10. Systematically it was solid. It gave a good look into the core doctrines of the faith. I found it helpful in strengthening my understanding on them



    11. A great overview of Reformed systematic theology. This would be great to use for an adult education class, for officer training, or in preparation for ordination.




    12. First-rate theology in an easy to read and digestible form. Covers all the basics. I've read Berkhof's "Summary" several times and recommend it often.


    13. Briefer version of the original.Berkhof, Louis. A Summary of Christian Doctrine. Edinburgh, UK: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1985.


    14. Este libro te lleva de la mano en la teología sistemática de Berkhof. Es unangran ayuda para entender mejor de qué trata la Biblia, el evangelio y la esperanza futura. Sin embargo, me parece que está demasiado resumido. Para poder entenderlo necesité tener a la mano la Teología Sistemática, ya que incluye afirmaciones sin señalar los argumentos que las sostienen.Considero que es una herramienta para personas que ya manejan la Teología Sistemática y quieren impartirla en su Iglesia. Yo [...]


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