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Our Evangelical Faith [Paperback]

Victor Shepherd

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Book Description

March 1 2006
In recent years "evangelical Christians" have come to occupy a more prominent role in North American society. But what is an evangelical Christian? How does the movement define itself? What is relationship between evangelicalism and Catholicism? In Our Evangelical Faith Professor Victor Shepherd offers a concise and helpful introduction to the core ideas and beliefs that have historically defined this movement. He then explains the seven doctrinal affirmations that unite evangelicals worldwide. Victor Shepherd is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, and professor ordinarius for the Graduate Theological Foundation, University of Oxford. He is also on the faculty of the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto, where he supervises doctoral students.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Clements Publishing Group Inc (March 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894667840
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894667845
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #483,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to the basics of evangelicalism May 13 2006
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If one wants a short but informative book on the basic tenets of evangelicalism then this book is the right place to start. Shepherd covers the foundational issues of evangelical theology (scripture, the Trinity, Jesus Christ, salvation by faith, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the final judgment) in a concise way. He also writes about what makes a particular person an evangelical (Introduction) and the function of doctrine in Christianity (epilogue).

Though thoroughly evangelical in his convictions, Shepherd does not fall into the anti-intellectual dogmatism found among fundamentalists. In fact, he is aware that proper evangelical theology must be done within the context of intellectual sensibility and its engagement with the contemporary world. Also, his argument that correct doctrine must be taught and maintained in our churches in order for believers to be effective witnesses for Christ is something that must be heard clearly in our fad-oriented churches today.

Overall, I recommend this short book. Though you will not get a comprehensive account of the standard topics of evangelicalism found in major systematic theology texts this book is a good place to start for those who want to get a taste of what makes an evangelical theology evangelical.

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