Similar to the author’s Manual of Christian Doctrine, this volume offers a simpler and briefer presentation of Christian doctrine geared especially to high school. Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine is a very concise version of his Basic information: Louis Berkhof ( – ) was a Reformed systematic. The Nature of Religion. The Bible informs us that man was created in the image of God. When he fell in sin, he did not entirely cease to be the image-bearer of.

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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. Jun 30, Joshua D. 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.

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This is a great introduction to theology. It is reliable, balanced, concise. Passages for memorization and que Just chriatian 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. Great work by Berkhof. While free of lots of technical excusions, Berkhof was very well versed in the broader theological discussions, both classical and contemporary.


I found it enjoyable because of its clarity and conciseness.

Summary of Christian Doctrine

doctrinne Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu This books is o what it claims to be: The proper conception of inspiration holds that the Holy Spirit acted on the writers of the Bible in an organic way, cchristian harmony with the laws of their own inner being, using them just as they were, with their character and temperament, their gifts and talents, their education and culture, their vocabulary and style.

For those who use the Reformed Confessions, this is a very useful companion book. Briefer llouis of the original. Especially like the included references, verses to memorize, and the questions at the end of each section. Loved every word in this book. Christian Living Grief and Suffering. The Banner of Truth Trust, Baker Academic, ; republished, Nov 01, Joyce rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: World Religions Catholic Studies.

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I’ve read Berkhof’s “Summary” several times and recommend it often. New Testament Studies John Studies. It gave a good look into the core doctrines of the faith. Courtney rated it really liked it Aug 14, Trivia About Summary of Christ This was exactly what it says it is: Summary of Dummary Doctrine. Of course, Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is irreplacable.

Passages for memorization and berlhof for review at the close of each chapter enhance the book’s value for the student. Eerdmans, ; Banner of Truth, Mar 16, Allen Haynie rated it it was amazing.

Very sound doctrinally, but wording made the theology hard to understand at times. Eerdmans, ; New Combined Edition, It fits the bill perfectly if you’re looking for a brief on Christian doctrine. Your favorite Eerdmans titles can be purchased through bfrkhof retailers including Amazon.

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