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Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should Read

Looking for the best Christian Theology books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Christian Theology: An Introduction (2016)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadChristian Theology: An Introduction, one of the most internationally-acclaimed Christian theology textbooks in use, has been completely rewritten for the 6th edition. It now features new and extended material and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction for students.  #36,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #52 in Ethics in Christian Theology #58 in Christianity (Books) #38 in Religion Encyclopedias Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Alister E. McGrath

2. Christian Theology: An Introduction (2011)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadAlister McGrath’s Christian Theology: An Introduction is one of the most internationally-acclaimed and popular Christian theology textbooks in use today. This 5th edition has been completely revised, and now features new and extended material, numerous additional illustrations, and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction to Christian theology. #305,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #479 in Ethics in Christian Theology #866 in Christianity (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like…
Author(s): Alister E. McGrath

3. An Exploration of Christian Theology (2015)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadBeginning theology students often find themselves bewildered by a maze of beliefs represented in Christian history and tradition. Don Thorsen’s An Exploration of Christian Theology unravels the knots of theology by exploring the whole Christian tradition in a simple and straightforward way. Beginning with introductory chapters on theology, revelation, and authority, this book deals with biblical teaching and Christian tradition related to such topics as God, creation, sin, Jesus Christ, salvation, and eschatology. Chapters conclude with helpful questions for…
Author(s): Don Thorsen

4. Exploring Christian Theology: The Church, Spiritual Growth, and the End Times (2014)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadTheology doesn’t have to be complicated. In this book, trusted Dallas Seminary professors present a concise systematic theology that distills the essential spiritual truths in a way that makes sense to readers–students, lay people, and pastors. Here are introductions, overviews, and reviews of key tenets of orthodox protestant evangelical doctrines. The book also includes an annotated list of key applicable Bible texts, a quick-paced story of doctrine throughout church history, heresies or distortions to be aware of, and more.Exploring Christian Theology is useful for discipleship, catechism, membership training,…
Author(s): Michael J. Svigel , Nathan D. Holsteen , et al.

5. An Introduction to Christian Theology (Introduction to Religion) (2010)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadFar from being solely an academic enterprise, the practice of theology can pique the interest of anyone who wonders about the meaning of life. Inviting readers on a journey of ‘faith seeking understanding’, this introduction to Christian theology – its basic concepts, confessional content, and history – emphasizes the relevance of the key convictions of Christian faith to the challenges of today’s world. In the first part, this book introduces the project of Christian theology and sketches the critical context that confronts Christian thought and practice today. In…
Author(s): Richard J. Plantinga

6. The Christian Theology Reader (2016)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadRegarded as the leading text in Christian theology for the last 25 years, Alister E. McGrath’s The Christian Theology Reader is now available in a new 5th edition featuring completely revised and updated content. #183,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4267 in Christian Theology (Books) #488 in Christianity (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Alister E. McGrath

7. Christian Theology in the Pluralistic World: A Global Introduction (2019)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadKärkkäinen’s acclaimed five-volume constructive theology abridged in one accessible volumeProviding a new and unique way of doing theology in our pluralistic world, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen presents historic Christian doctrines in relation to the natural sciences and four other living faiths—Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. This textbook covers all systematic topics along with a host of current issues such as violence, colonialism, inclusivity, sociopolitical liberation, environmental care, and more.Accessible and student-friendly, Christian Theology in the…
Author(s): Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

8. Introduction to Christian Theology (2002)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadThis book helps beginning theological students grasp the basics of Christian theology. Consciously avoiding the perspective of one school of thought or confessional tradition, the authors provide the reader with a brief, broad overview of the questions and contents of theological study. Their accessible use of language, clear organization, and careful explanation will prove of invaluable aid to those who are getting their theological feet wet for the first time. “In the words of its authors, this book offers an introduction ‘to the fuller spectrum of Christian theology as it has developed through the…
Author(s): Justo L. González, Maldonado Perez, Zaida

9. Exploring Christian Theology: Creation, Fall, and Salvation (2015)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadDallas Seminary professors Nathan Holsteen and Michael Svigel are passionate about the key doctrines of Christianity. They want readers to know why they’re important and why they matter. This volume includes two parts:· From Dust to Dust: Creation, Humanity, and the Fall · Wise Unto Salvation: Gospel, Atonement, and Saving GraceThe authors explore these important topics in a concise and highly readable style that makes sense–whether you’re a student of the Bible, a pastor, or someone who simply wants to know God better. For each topic you’ll find· An introduction, overview, and review of the key…
Author(s): Michael J. Svigel , Nathan D. Holsteen , et al.

10. Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought (2012)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadFreshly updated for this second edition with considerable new material, this authoritative introduction to the history of Christian theology covers its development from the beginnings of the Patristic period just decades after Jesus’s ministry, through to contemporary theological trends. #100,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #110 in Christian Historical Theology (Books) #169 in Ethics in Christian Theology #229 in Christianity (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Alister E. McGrath

11. Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Revised Edition: From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation (2015)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadWilliam C. Placher and Derek Nelson compile significant passages written by the most important Christian thinkers, from the early church through the Middle Ages, and up to the beginning of the sixteenth century. Illustrating the major theologians, controversies, and schools of thought, Readings in the History of Christian Theology is an essential companion to the study of church history and historical theology. Excerpts are preceded by the editors’ introductions, allowing the book to stand alone as a coherent history. This revised edition expands the work�s scope with the…
Author(s): William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson

12. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology, third ed. (2014)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadA superb, standard Christian theology text for nearly a quarter century, Daniel Migliore’s Faith Seeking Understanding explores all of the major Christian doctrines in freshly contemporary ways. This third edition offers new FOR FURTHER READING suggestions at the end of each chapter, a substantial expansion of the glossary, and new material incorporated throughout, including a section on Christians and Muslims.Further, the three imaginary theological dialogues culminating the book — pointedly playful exchanges that have delighted countless readers — are here joined by a fourth dialogue, between Karl…
Author(s): Daniel L. Migliore

13. Exploring Christian Theology: Revelation, Scripture, And The Triune God (2014)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadPopular Dallas Theological Seminary professors make basic theology accessible for everyone, including key doctrines on Revelation, Scripture, and the triune God. One of three volumes. #202,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #174 in Christian Systematic Theology (Books) #3644 in Christian Bible Study (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Holsteen

14. Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives (2019)

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should ReadAsian Christian Theology provides a survey of contextually reflective, robustly evangelical theology for students to engage with the core doctrines of Christianity and their outworking in different cultures across Asia. The contributors of the chapters come from all corners of Asia to systematically examine traditional doctrinal themes and contemporary concerns for the Asian church. Ideal for use as a companion textbook in Asian seminaries and institutions, this book will also provide excellent further reading for those outside of Asia seeking global theological perspectives, and for those in contexts of…
Author(s): Timoteo D Gener, Stephen T Pardue

Best Christian Theology Books Everyone Should Read

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Red Theology: On the Christian Communist Tradition

Author(s): Roland Boer
Publisher: BRILL, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2356102

Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide: Christian Interpretations of Herem Passages

Author(s): Christian Hofreiter
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2199708

Militant Grace: The Apocalyptic Turn and the Future of Christian Theology

Author(s): Philip G. Ziegler
Publisher: Baker Academic, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2201304

Biblical Theology for Ethical Leadership

Author(s): Aaron Perry
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250480

Ascension Theology and Habakkuk

Author(s): Neal D. Presa
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 914 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2250772

Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Author(s): Alexander Chow
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2256153

The Political Theology of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Reinhold Niebuhr: Essays in Political Theology and Christian Realism

Author(s): Tsoncho Tsonchev
Publisher: The Montreal Review, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2296726

The Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa’s Ascetical Theology

Author(s): Raphael A. Cadenhead
Publisher: University of California Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317191

A Theology of the Christian Bible: Revelation – Inspiration – Canon

Author(s): Denis Farkasfalvy
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2327201

Old Testament theology for Christians : from ancient context to enduring belief

Author(s): Walton, John H.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2367096

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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