Systematic Theology, Second Edition: Part 1: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
This new edition of Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem may be the most important resource you can own for helping you understand Scripture and grow as a Christian.
The most widely used resource of the last 25 years in its area, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem has been thoroughly revised and expanded (all 57 chapters) for the first time while retaining the features that have made it the standard in its field: Clear explanations, an emphasis on each doctrine's scriptural basis, and practical applications to daily life.
This audiobook (Part I) includes the introduction, "The Doctrine of the Word of God" (seven chapters), "The Doctrine of God" (12 chapters), "The Doctrine of Man in the Image of God" (five chapters), and "The Doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit" (five chapters). Topics treated include Scripture, the attributes of God, providence, the Trinity, creation, miracles, prayer, sin, atonement, Christ's resurrection, the work of the Holy Spirit, and much more.
Praise for the second edition:
"After a quarter century of remarkable usefulness globally...it remains remarkable. I thank God for this precious gift to Christ's people worldwide." (John Piper)
"Stands out for its clarity and accessibility." (Thomas R. Schreiner)
With new content and revisions that took several years, this new edition now includes the following distinctive features, making it even better:
- Updated, fuller analysis of several recent controversies within evangelicalism, including the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son in the Trinity, the question of God's atemporal eternity, the role of women in the church, "seeker-sensitive" churches, miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, and contemporary worship music
- New, thoughtful critiques of open theism, the "new perspective on Paul", Molinism (or "middle knowledge"), "Free Grace" theology, and the preterist view of Christ's second coming
- Completely revised, stronger chapter on the clarity of Scripture
- Completely revised, stronger chapter on creation and evolution, including a longer critique of theistic evolution and an extensive discussion on the age of the earth
- New discussion of how biblical inerrancy applies to some specific "problem verses" in the Gospels
- Additional material respectfully explaining evangelical Protestant differences with Roman Catholicism (with extensive interaction with the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church), Protestant liberalism, and Mormonism
- Completely updated bibliographies
- All Scripture quotations updated from RSV to ESV
- An explanation of why monogenes in John 3:16 and elsewhere should be translated as "only begotten" rather than merely "only" (this is a change from the first edition)
- New discussion on the impassibility of God
- An extensive discussion on the eternal submission of the Son to the Father, taking into account controversies in recent years
- A discussion of recent criticisms of the penal substitutionary view of the atonement
- Numerous other updates and corrections that have be prompted by letters and emails from people around the world and by interaction with the students Wayne has taught over the last 26 years both at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at Phoenix Seminary
Part of the brilliance of Systematic Theology over the years has been its simplicity and ease of use. Each chapter follows the same structure. First, there is discussion of the doctrine being considered, such as justification or the Trinity or the deity of Christ. An explanation of that doctrine's biblical support and possible objections follow. Personal application and key terms to know for personal growth are then provided in the accompanying PDF. The accompanying PDF also includes a Scripture memory passage, references to other literature on the topic, and suggested hymns.
If you are someone who thinks theology is hard to understand or boring, then this new edition of Systematic Theology will likely change your mind.
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|Listening Length||40 hours and 5 minutes|
|Author||Wayne A. Grudem|
|Audible.ca Release Date||December 08 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #15,816 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Thanks , Wayne.
Amazon makes it really easy to return. Give them 5 stars for that. However, the second book was also damaged in the same corner - not as bad as the first book so I've decided to keep it - after trying to return it but it wasn't accepted. I may have been able to get a refund, but didn't want a refund.
If you purchase this book -- all the best to you!
Thank You Sir.. Wayne Grudem.
By Neil Kurian on May 8, 2021
Thank You Sir.. Wayne Grudem.
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1) That the Bible is the inerrent word of God
2) That all the events described in the Bible must be historical
3) Wayne Gudren himself has come out in support of Donald Trump although this is not mentioned at all in this book but developed in his so called Christian Ethics
The problem with the Evangelical interpretation of the Bible is that it imposes a particular narrative on the Bible which is a collection of literature accumulated over 1000 to 1500 years. It assumes for example that the sole purpose of the Old Testament prophets was to predict the coming of Jesus Christ something I am sure the Jewish authors had no idea of
However most disturbingly of all is that Evangelical Christians by assuming that the Bible is fundamentally historical are forced to deny basic scientific facts. Let;'s take an obvious example if the order of events that happened when the world was created according to the account in genesis then plants were able to flourish on the earth before the sun and the stars were created. Irrespective of whether or not you accept the so called six days of creation as literally 24 hours or whether these are seen as epochs there is no way that you can accept this in the light of what science has proven
Needless to say he goes on to claim that so called intelligent design has disproven the well established facts of evolution however outside the narrow circles in which this person moves this is just ludicrous, It was proven beyond all reasonable doubt in the Kitzmiller Dover case in 2004 that intelligent design is not science
Wayne Gudren claims that if science cannot accomodate it self to the so called Biblical perspective he endorses then the Biblical perspective is true and the scientific one is incorrect. Certainly according to him no scientist who accepts the view that science works by methodological naturalism ie looks for natural causes for natural phenomenon instead of supernaturalistic ones can be both a scientist and a Christian
Thus excluding most scientists from being Christians in the narrow minded view of Christianity that Wayne Gudren expouses.
Christians who believe in the ideals set forward by Jesus and his Apostles should not be forced into what amounts to blackmail either be a Christian or a scientist which the fundamentalist views of the likes of Gudren would have us believe in.
None of this would matter if Gudren was just a crank but unfortunately his views are influential in many Christian churches in America and thus if allowed to propagate will only hasten a new dark age
Grudem seems to think Hugh Ross is an expert, but Ross is not qualified to speak on creation.
The conclusions in this chapter are erroneous in the extreme. The evidence is there, but is ignored or played down.