Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.

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Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Not sure why precisely — I don’t always find theology gripping. Quite good, but don’t expect long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. Snap shots, sound bites, well crafted sentences with depth and nuance behind them all in one small, accessible book.

This is a must read for the false doctrines that are circulating in our culture. One of the best basic introductions to theology I have read.

Packer provides easily-digestible bites of doctrine for the curious believer. Loaded with Scripture references and covering each major doctrine with brevity and clarity, it serves as both a good intro to each doctrine as well as a great little quick reference for where to do further study on each area from the Scriptures.

Concise Theology

May 19, Jacky rated it really liked it Shelves: May 10, Megan Lane rated it it was amazing Shelves: It covers almost thsology topic conceivable in the area of theology which can be used as a jumping board for more in depth study. This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home.


Sep 12, Laura Castagnetto rated it really liked it. In less than 3 pages, he managed to give me a clearer picture of election than anything else I’ve heard or read. Return to Book Page. Hheology chapter will lead you deeper and deeper into an understanding of the grace and power of the Lord!

Lists with This Book. It basically reads like an easy-to-read and very approachable systematic theology. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this conckse of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and I This is an issue in Christian theology.

Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs – J. I. Packer – Google Books

Packer has done the work elsewhere to draw the conclusions he draws here. But, if you want to know the “what” cpncise protestant an dreformational theology and not necessarily the “why” We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened? Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. You do not have to be a seminary student to read this book. Thheology 25, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a reliable guide to the doctrines of the Christian faith, presented in an easily accessible, precise and useful format.


Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

Feb 11, Angie Tolpin rated it really liked it Shelves: Great for quick reference. By the very nature of the book, it reads more like an encyclopedia that a proper book, and is therefore not a particularly exciting read, even though the topics should be.

My favorite section was his chapter on Election. I was gripped by this book! See 1 question about Concise Theology…. View all 4 comments.

Scripture references should be checked, theological concepts should be pondered, and further research should be done in response to any theologt feelings one has toward comments made in this book. Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing to join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to.

I really want to read it. I have many systematic theology volumes in my library, nearly all of which go in to far greater detail.