Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology has several distinctive features: a strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching; clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum; a contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today; a friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect; frequent application to life; resources for worship with each chapter; and bibliographies with each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies.
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If you were hoping to find a theology that seeks your spiritual no less than your intellectual formation, rejoice: Wayne Grudem has written exactly what you wanted, and he has done so very competently indeed.
—J. I. Packer, Regent College
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem is a fair-minded, thorough text in systematic theology—the best I have seen in recent years in terms of convenient organization, clarity, and a willingness to tackle the most salient issues of the day. This is an admirable blending of the scholarly and devotional elements seldom achieved in academic books.
—Paige Patterson, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
Wayne Grudem understands that every Christian `does theology,' that doctrine inevitably finds its application in the believer's life. Clearly written, this volume demonstrates an appreciation for the rich diversity of traditions within the body of Christ while at the same time reminding us that our faith is rooted in historic Christian truth.
—Chuck Colson, Prison Fellowship Ministries
Grudem's book...stands squarely in the historical Reformed tradition on the main issues of theology, including the doctrine of Scripture, the doctrine of God, and the doctrine of salvation....Perhaps the strongest feature of the book is its accessibility. Grudem does not water down the meat of theology. But by minimizing technical terminology and by including hymns, questions, and indications of application, he makes systematic theology much more accessible and life-invigorating for a large number of Christian readers.
—Vern S. Poythress, Westminster Theological Seminary
Grudem has opened the windows to let fresh air blow away mustiness and permit the Holy Spirit to infuse soundly biblical, clearheaded evangelical theology with new life and power.
—Jack Hayford, The Church on the Way, Van Nuys, California
Dr. Grudem's new work is characterized by exegetical depth, clarity of expression, and contemporary relevance. It deserves wide acceptance as a text in systematic theology.
—John Jefferson Davis, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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Wayne Grudem became Research Professor of Bible and Theology at Phoenix Seminary in 2001, after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He has served as president of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, as president of the Evangelical Theological Society (1999), and as a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He has written more than 60 articles for both popular and academic journals, and his books include: Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, The Gift of Prophecy in the New Testament and Today, and The First Epistle of Peter (TNTC) and Business for the Glory of God. He has also co-edited Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism and edited Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views.