Various Theology

Our theology miscellany closely resembles the Island of Misfit Toys—except they're books, and they aren't on an island, and they aren't really misfits, but every analogy breaks down at some point. Maybe this section is more like a box of chocolates—everything's tasty, but you never know what you're going to get.

Theology is the study of God. Over the two-thousand-year history of the Church it has become necessary to designate different approaches to that study. There are three main traditional ways of doing theology—systematic, dogmatic and Biblical. Systematic theologians attempt to draw key doctrines into a workable, consistent framework. Once the framework has been established, other issues and concerns are added as they fit. Dogmatic theology is concerned primarily with the defense of individual doctrines. It uses traditional teachings of the Church as its foundation and emphasizes a propositional approach to the Bible. Biblical theology (the name isn't intended to imply that other approaches are unbiblical) is a more organic approach based on a narrative reading of the Bible. By identifying themes in Scripture, Biblical theologians seek unifying elements that present a complete perspective on God and His activities in the world and through His people. While all three approaches are worthwhile and have been used by the great theologians of the Church, the books in our selection reveal our predilection for Biblical theology.

We've been trying to organize our theology section more carefully, and now have official sections for the above. This section is our catch-all, collecting everything that doesn't quite fit elsewhere.

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Apostolic Fathers
by J. B. Lightfoot
from Apocryphile Press
for Adult
in Ancient Literature (Location: MLIT-ANC)
$31.95
C. S. Lewis: The Signature Classics Audio Collection
by C. S. Lewis
from HarperAudio
for 10th-Adult
in Audio Books & Dramas (Location: U)
Christian Beliefs
by Elliot Grudem, Wayne Grudem
from Zondervan
for 10th-Adult
$14.99
Christian Theology and Ancient Polytheism
by Marcia Brim
from Brimwood Press
for 6th-12th grade
in Tools for Young Historians (Location: I-WOR)
Christianity and Liberalism
by J. Gresham Machen
from Eerdmans
Religion/Philosophy for 11th-Adult
$15.00
Cost of Discipleship
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
1st edition from Touchstone
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$13.59
God in the Dock
by C. S. Lewis
from Eerdmans
Religion/Philosophy for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$18.00
Know What You Believe
by Paul E. Little
5th edition from InterVarsity Press
for 9th-12th grade
$16.00
Mind of the Maker
by Dorothy L. Sayers
from HarperCollins
Christian Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$13.95
Miracles
by C. S. Lewis
from HarperCollins
Religion/Philosophy for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: NLIT7-20)
$15.99
Mortification of Sin
by John Owen
Abridged from Banner of Truth Trust
On Christian Teaching
by St. Augustine
from Oxford University
for 10th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: MLIT2-MED)
$12.95
Trinity and Reality
by Ralph Smith
from Canon Press
for 10th-Adult
in Trinity
Understanding the Faith (NIV)
by Stephen Smallman
1st NIV Edition from P&R Publishing
for 4th-8th grade
in Bible Doctrine for Kids (Location: J)
$9.35