Evangelical Theology

Evangelical Theology

A Biblical and Systematic Introduction

Michael F. Bird
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  • October 20, 2020

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About the Authors

Michael F. Bird

Michael F. Bird

PhD., University of Queensland

Michael F. Bird is a lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of many books, including Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission, The Saving Righteousness of God: Studies on Paul, Justification, and the New Perspective, and Evangelical Theology, and editor of The Apostle Paul: Four Views. He blogs at the New Testament blog Euangelion.

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Evangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today's readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According to author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God. And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology.

The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including:

  • A "What to Take Home" section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know.
  • Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and concepts
  • A "Comic Belief" section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure.

Now in its second edition, Evangelical Theology has proven itself in classrooms around the world as resource that helps readers not only understand the vital doctrines of Christian theology but one that shows them how the gospel should shape how they think, pray, preach, teach, and minister in the world.

Table of Contents

  • Overture: “Without the Gospel” (John Calvin)

  • Why an Evangelical Theology?

  • PART 1 - PROLEGOMENA: BEGINNING TO TALK ABOUT GOD

  • 1.1 What Is Theology?

  • 1.2 What Do You Have to Say before You Say Anything?

  • 1.3 What Is the Gospel?

  • 1.4 Is Theology Possible?

  • 1.5 The Necessity and Goal of Theology

  • 1.6 Sources for Theology

  • 1.7 Toward a Gospel-Driven Theological Method

  • 1.8 A Final Word

  • PART 2 - THE GOD OF THE GOSPEL: THE TRIUNE GOD IN BEING AND ACTION

  • 2.1 God and the Gospel

  • 2.2 Getting an Affinity for the Trinity

  • 2.3 What Is God Like?

  • 2.4 The God Who Creates

  • 2.5 The God Who Reveals Himself

  • 2.6 God’s Purpose and Plan

  • PART 3 - THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM: THE NOW AND THE NOT YET

  • 3.1 Gospel and Kingdom

  • 3.2 What Is the Kingdom of God?

  • 3.3 The Return of Jesus Christ

  • 3.4 Millennium and Tribulation

  • 3.5 The Final Judgment

  • 3.6 The Intermediate State: What Happens When You Die?

  • 3.7 The Final State: Heaven, Hell, and New Creation

  • PART 4 - THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S SON: THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

  • 4.1 The Gospel of God’s Son

  • 4.2 Christological Method

  • 4.3 The Life of Jesus

  • 4.4 The Death of Jesus

  • 4.5 The Resurrection of Jesus

  • 4.6 The Ascension and Session of Jesus

  • 4.7 The Story of Jesus and the Identity of God

  • PART 5 - THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION

  • 5.1 Saved by the Gospel

  • 5.2 Redemptive History: The Plan for the Gospel

  • 5.3 Order of Salvation: The Logical Working of the Gospel

  • 5.4 Images of Salvation: The Result of the Gospel

  • 5.5 Scope and Security: How Wide and How Certain a Salvation?

  • PART 6 - THE PROMISE AND POWER OF THE GOSPEL: THE HOLY SPIRIT

  • 6.1 God’s Spirit: The Breath of the Gospel

  • 6.2 Person of the Holy Spirit

  • 6.3 Work of the Holy Spirit

  • PART 7 - THE GOSPEL AND HUMANITY

  • 7.1 Sons and Daughters of the King

  • 7.2 Image of God

  • 7.3 What Is Humanity? The Human Constitution

  • 7.4 Human Identity

  • 7.5 What Is the Problem with Humanity?

  • 7.6 The Odyssey of Theodicy

  • PART 8 - THE COMMUNITY OF THE GOSPELIZED

  • 8.1 The Evangelical Church

  • 8.2 Biblical Images of the Church

  • 8.3 The Shape of the Church

  • 8.4 The Marks of the Church

  • 8.5 Governance of the Church

  • 8.6 Emblems of the Gospel: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

  • Scripture and Apocrypha Index

  • Subject Index

  • Author Index

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