What is Christian doctrine?

by John P. Newport

Publisher: Broadman Press in Nashville, Tenn

Written in English
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Edition Notes

StatementJohn P. Newport.
SeriesLayman"s library of Christian doctrine ;
LC ClassificationsBT75.2 .N49 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination170 p. ;
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3192479M
ISBN 100805416315
LC Control Number83071266

Doctrine & Theology. Christianity regards varied collections of books known as the Bible as authoritative and written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Biblical inspiration is the doctrine in Christian theology concerned with the divine origin of the Bible and what the Bible teaches about itself. Creation. In On Christian Doctrine, St. Augustine helps readers discover, teach, and defend the truths of ing to St. Augustine, in order for Christians to fully understand Scripture, it should be interpreted with faith, hope, and love. St. Augustine helps readers recognize and interpret figurative expressions and ambiguous language. Christian books focused on theology and doctrine, using God's Word as the focal point. Book Description. Just as Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology is outstanding in its own field, his book A Summary of Christian Doctrine is unequalled as a popular handbook of Christian doctrine, written from an evangelical and reformed standpoint.. Systematically arranged and helpfully sub-divided, A Summary of Christian Doctrine has proved ideal for church : Louis Berkhof.

  Sometimes the temptation is to think Doctrine, in general, is just stuff for the head, for the academics, for those in institutions. In the church though, we’re about the heart. Well, the biblical authors would strongly disagree. Doctrine really matters for the Christian life and they don’t see any type of divorce between the two. Doctrine is a set of accepted beliefs held by a group. In religion, it is the set of true beliefs that define the parameters of that belief system. Hence, there is true doctrine and false doctrine relative to each belief set. In Christianity, for example, a true Biblical doctrine is that there is only one God in all existence (Isaiah , ‎"On Christian Teaching" or "On Christian Doctrine" is a classic religious exposition by Saint Augustine of Hippo which includes four books that discuss how to interpret and teach the Holy Scriptures. This work is a basic outgrowth of Augustine's early frustrations with interpreti. On Christian Doctrine Saint AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO ( - ), translated by J. F. SHAW (-) De doctrina Christiana, On Christian Doctrine, is a famous treatise by Augustine of Hippo, consisting of four books that describe how to interpret and teach the Scriptures.

  According to Paul, doctrine is among the things that matter most for the well-being of the Christian and the church. Sound, or “healthy,” doctrine provides a pattern that, when followed, promotes healthy faith and love. Sound doctrine is a valuable heritage that is to be treasured in this generation and faithfully transmitted to the next ().Author: Scott Swain.

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Augustine of Hippo’s On Christian Doctrine (Latin: De doctrina Christiana) is a collection four books intended to instruct the clergy and laypeople on how to interpret and teach Scripture.

It is also important as a piece of early patristic writing for its attestation of books considered canonical parts of the Old and New Testaments during the time in which St.

Augustine lived. The SCM Reader Christian Doctrine is a volume of selected readings from the whole period of Christian history.

The book's nine chapters cover each of the main Christian doctrines. Each chapter. The SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine offers an up-to-date, accessible introduction to one of the core subjects of theology. Written for second and third-year university students, it shows that.

"This is a simply outstanding introduction to doctrine. The product of decades of classroom experience, it is rooted in the Bible, answers a barrage of questions and objections, and is enlivened by cartoons and humor.

If you think doctrine is dull and boring, think again." (Robert Letham, Wales Evangelical School of Theology)/5(15).

This book, The Christian Doctrine Paradox, is a result of over ten years of research into the mysteries of my faith and the many questions I ask surrounding the various denominations of Christianity.

I am a non-denominational believer. This is a non-denominational book. I am not starting a new church and I do not want your : Christian doctrine is present in different ways in the NT.

Most often, of course, we meet it in the doctrinal sections in the epistles (e.g., Romans 1–8; Ephesians 1–3). But it is there in other ways too, pointing to the fact that doctrine had become part of the daily life of the early churches.

Basic Christian Doctrine is the study of the revealed word of God. It is Christian Theology regarding the nature truth, God, Jesus, salvation, damnation, the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, the Gospel, resurrection, and more. Also, don't forget to take a What is Christian doctrine?

book at the sections Questions about Christianity, Questions about Doctrine, Questions About God, and Questions about Jesus. On Christian Doctrine (Book I) Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download.

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De doctrina christiana (Books I–III, /, Book IV, ; Christian Doctrine) was begun in the first years of Augustine’s episcopacy but finished 30 years later. This imitation of Cicero’s Orator for Christian purposes sets out a theory of the interpretation of Scripture and.

Overview The lives of Christian churches are shaped by doctrinal theology. That is, they are shaped by practices in which ideas about God and God's ways with the world are developed, discussed and deployed. This book explores those practices, and asks why. Chapter 1.

Summary of the Foregoing Books, and Scope of that Which Follows. The man who fears God seeks diligently in Holy Scripture for a knowledge of His when he has become meek through piety, so as to have no love of strife; when furnished also with a knowledge of languages, so as not to be stopped by unknown words and forms of speech, and with the knowledge of certain necessary.

The basic meaning of the term doctrine is “teaching.” Christian doctrine, accordingly, is the attempt to state in intellectually responsible terms the message of the gospel and the content of the faith it elicits. The doctrine, therefore, encompasses both the substance of.

What is Christian doctrine. The fourteen specially commissioned essays in this book serve to give an answer to many aspects of that question. Written by leading theologians from America and Britain they place doctrine in its setting SH what it has been historically, and how it relates to other forms of culture SH and outline central features of its content.4/5(1).

Christian doctrine is present in different ways in the New Testament. Most often, of course, we meet it in the doctrinal sections in the epistles (e.g., Romans 1–8; Ephesians 1–3). But it is there in other ways too, pointing to the fact that doctrine. The four books of St.

Augustine On Christian Doctrine (De Doctrina Christiana, iv libri) are a commend of exegetical theology to guide the reader in the understanding and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, according to the analogy of faith.

So, what exactly is this book about. Well, Christian Doctrine speaks about the general theology of Christianity (obviously), albeit from a Reformed point of view/5(69). Third, it affirms the indispensable link between spirituality and doctrine.

Christianity is a way of life founded on doctrine. Some disparage doctrine in favor of the spiritual life. Paul, however, taught that spiritual growth in Christ is dependent on faithfulness to sound doctrine, for its truth provides the means of growth (Col ).

Doctrine is something that is taught; a principle or creed of principles presented for acceptance or belief; a system of beliefs. In Scripture, doctrine takes on a broader meaning. In the Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology this explanation of doctrine is given: "Christianity is a religion founded on a message of good news rooted in the significance of the life of Jesus Christ.

The book “God’s Programs” is a theological revelation which unveils to the amazing purposes of God in the lives of His people and is a great blessing to me. My doctrinal background is “Word of Faith” and Pentecostal which, while embracing the Programs doctrine, causes.

Doctrine and Life. Few Christian men will become professional theologians and teach doctrine in classrooms and seminaries. But every Christian man, including you, ought to aspire to be an amateur theologian, to study and to know the facts of the faith. This doctrine will. Christian theology is the theology of Christian belief and practice.

Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and of the New Testament, as well as on Christian ian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument.

Theologians may undertake the study of Christian theology for a variety of reasons, such as in order to. Leading seller of Christian books, Bibles, gifts, homeschool products, church supplies, DVDs, toys and more.

Everything Christian for Less for over 40 years. De doctrina Christiana (English: On Christian Doctrine or On Christian Teaching) is a theological text written by Augustine of Hippo.

It consists of four books that describe how to interpret and teach the Scriptures. The first three of these books were published in and the fourth added in Christian Doctrinehas introduced thousands of laity, students, and theologians to the tenets of the Christian faith.

This edition reflects changes in the church and society since the publication of the first edition and takes into account new works in Reformed theology, gender references in the Bible, racism, pluralism, ecological developments, and liberation theologies/5(3).

Get this from a library. Christian doctrine: a guide for the perplexed. [Geoff Thompson] -- "'Doctrine' is one of the heavier words in the Christian vocabulary and to understand doctrine raises a number of critical questions. What is the relationship between doctrine and the biblical.

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by John P. Newport,Broadman Press edition, in EnglishPages: ON CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE Augustine Translation from Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene also James J.

O'Donnell, chapter entitled "Elements of Christianity," an introduction to the study of this text. INTRODUCTORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR. The four books of St. Augustin On Christian Doctrine (De Doctrina Christiana, iv libri) are a compend of exegetical theology to guide the.

Books focused on Christian doctrine and theology, using God's Word as the focal point. The Formation of Christian Doctrine is a high-level academic study of the history of Christian doctrinal development.

The book distinguishes at length between the scholarly term “inventio” (making explicit what is implicit in the biblical revelation) and the idea of “invention” (presenting a novelty as Christian teaching that conflicts with the biblical revelation).

Augustine On Christian Doctrine Book 4 Chapters 1. Chapter 10—Why is it more important to be clear when giving a speech in public than when having a conversation? Because in a public speech, people cannot ask questions for clarification 2.

Chapter 11—Besides making things clear, explain what Augustine believes to be the value of eloquence. It helps one to reach a larger audience 3.The Christian Doctrine Paradox Spotlighting Biblical Truth and Exposing False Doctrines in Modern Christianity. Unaffiliated with denominational religion, Philip is able to provide unbiased, ground breaking written presentations surrounding various church doctrines which are .The Christian belief is based on the teachings of the Bible, not on personal likes or dislikes.

The vast majority of Moslems are nice, decent, kind, hard-working people. No true Christian takes pleasure or joy in the thought of BILLIONS of people being punished for ETERNITY, but that is exactly what the New Testament says will happen.