Christian Beliefs

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Simon and Schuster, 2008 M06 30 - 160 pages
Christian Beliefs is designed for those who desire a basic understanding of Christian life and thought—any believer or non-believer should find this small volume to be useful in the discovery of meaning for living the good life.

Written by a professor of Philosophical Theology, Christian Beliefs is a multidimensional look at Christianity and the authority of the Bible. It considers the reality of sin and evil in the human and cosmic orders, but it also treats the grace and forgiveness of God through the light of faith affirmations. This book will go to the heart of historic faith of Christians without being intolerant of those who may differ on points of doctrine. Overall, it seeks to find a deeper understanding and commitment to one’s beliefs.

Christian Beliefs consists of two sections, the first being the basic foundations of Christianity, which covers the Bible as a source book and both the Old Testament and the New Testament. The second section moves through Christian beliefs interpretations, examining the coming of Christ, the love of God, and many more topics.

The first edition of Christian Beliefs was a request made by the Christian Education Department of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Washington, DC. It was widely received and used by a variety of individuals and groups on campuses and in churches. In the end, this is a book that aims to strengthen your faith in God and invite nonbelievers to learn more.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Bible as Source Book
1
Chapter 2 The Living Word
5
The Old Testament
9
The New Testament
14
Chapter 5 The Living Tradition
21
PART II
29
Chapter 7 God as Personal Spirit
32
Chapter 8 The Holiness of
35
Chapter 13 Sin as a Universal Reality
53
Chapter 14 What Will You Do With Jesus?
57
Chapter 15 What Think Ye of Christ?
60
Chapter 16 The Coming of Christ
64
Chapter 17 Ring In The Christ That Is To
67
Chapter 18 The Easter Message Today
71
Chapter 19 The Holy Spirit and Sanctification
74
Chapter 20 Grace and Sanctification
79

Chapter 9 The Righteousness of
38
Chapter 10 The Love of
42
Chapter 11 The TriUnity of
45
Chapter 12 What Does It Mean To Be Human?
49
Chapter 21 The People of
83
Chapter 22 Bread and Wine and Water
87
Chapter 23 The Christian Lifestyle
92
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J. Deotis Roberts is Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Theology at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is one of the founders of the Black Theology movement and he has taught and help administrative posts at a number of theological institutions. He has authored many books and has written over one hundred articles, essays and book reviews. Among his books are Christian Beliefs, The Prophethood of Black Believers, Liberation and Reconciliation, Black Theology in Dialogue, and more.

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