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The Christian Faith A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way Michael Horton s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of if not the most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in A

  • Title: The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way
  • Author: Michael S. Horton
  • ISBN: 9780310286042
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way By Michael S. Horton, Michael Horton s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of if not the most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932 A prolific, award winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified,Michael Horton s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of if not the most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932 A prolific, award winning author and theologian, Professor Horton views this volume as doctrine that can be preached, experienced, and lived, as well as understood, clarified, and articulated It is written for a growing cast of pilgrims making their way together and will be especially welcomed by professors, pastors, students, and armchair theologians.Features of this volume include 1 a brief synopsis of biblical passages that inform a particular doctrine 2 surveys of past and current theologies with contemporary emphasis on exegetical, philosophical, practical, and theological questions 3 substantial interaction with various Christian movements within the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodoxy traditions, as well as the hermeneutical issues raised by postmodernity and 4 charts, sidebars, questions for discussion, and an extensive bibliography, divided into different entry levels and topics.

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    1. The Christian Faith A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims On the Way by Michael Horton is not your average systematic theology It s not broken up into simple chapters ending in ology like Christology, hamaritology, ecclesiology, and the like Instead, Michael Horton means to tell a story because the doctrines of Scripture arise out of the drama of Scripture Or as he puts it, The Christian faith is, first and foremost, and unfolding drama The great doctrines of the Christian faith arise out of this [...]

    2. In Tolkien s Two Towers Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas attack a while clad old man, thinking him Saruman Realizing their error, they apologize to Gandalf saying, We thought you were Saruman Gandalf says, I am Saruman, or rather Saruman as he should have been We may say with this work that Michael Horton is Karl Barth or NT Wright insert your favorite villain as he should have been.Horton has given us the first presentation of a systematic theology derived along dramatic categories Other treatises c [...]

    3. I tried reading this book a few years ago, but gave up before reaching 200 page mark However, I decided to go back and start it again I have been off work for a few weeks and thought that I should try and read a couple of STs during that time I have to say that it is in many ways an excellent book, and that it reads really well as a Reformed theodrama Michael Horton generally avoids the pitfalls that various modern Calvinists fall into in relation to divine impassibility and erroneous views of e [...]

    4. Mike Horton and his colleagues at Westminster West with their pop calvinism and quasi Lutheranism, make me tired I don t know what else to say other than this volume was not produced out of a genuine need, conversely somehow it was even admittedly rushed to the presses which in turn left out key aspects within reformed dogmatics that were not addressed like the Decalogue amongst others or maybe it was because he didn t really want his law gospel dichotomy squarely clearly in print I don t know a [...]

    5. Horton s systematic theology is everything that I expected It is too long to review each individual part, but here are some summary observations The volume would serve as an excellent companion to other evangelical systematic theologies, such as those by Grudem or Erickson, especially if one wanted a specifically Reformed perspective without organizing the theology around the Westminster Catechism The strongest doctrine in the book was the prolegomena section Given Horton s prior writings, this [...]

    6. Michael Horton s Christian Faith, subtitled A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on The Way , is a huge tome It can be quite intimidating to approach a volume this big, so with some trepidation I set out to read it Having pored over 75% of the book, I can say that this is than a systematic theology it is a huge survey of theology.When I say that The Christian Fait h is a huge survey of theology, I mean that it is than a systematic theology Horton deals with this from a very different perspective [...]

    7. Wonderful bringing together much Biblical material in a way that reveals meaning and purpose.I enjoyed the extensive effort to bring together Old and New Testament materials to demonstrate how the Bible makes sense I thought that sometimes I was wading through molasses to get the author s point of view Heavy slogging Recommended to those seeking a grand vision of a remarkable author who knows his Bible.

    8. Michael Horton s The Christian Faith is a thoroughly Reformed systematic theology Horton engages with modern and contemporary issues and theologians as well as other traditions and historical eras He is both critical and receptive of doctrines and concepts from various schools of thought and traditions, demonstrating a robust synthesis of ideas without compromising Sola Scriptura He balances his systematic approach with themes from biblical theology, which serve to both temper and expand his con [...]

    9. Horton s The Christian Faith is my go to systematic theology The text is a brilliantly articulated and well researched exposition of the Reformed Faith which engages seriously with Scripture as well as the history and traditions of orthodox Christianity One of the biggest draws for me personally was Horton s chapter on Word and Sacrament, which offers a compelling take on Calvin s understanding of real presence Further, Horton is one of the only systematic theologians in the evangelical traditio [...]

    10. I did not finish this massive work, that being said I got such a wonderful taste in my mouth about it that I can not recommend it enough Having read several Reformed Systematic Theologies cover to cover Berkhoff, Hodge, etc Im not sure doctrinally there is anything new here as far as the truth is concerned, but how Dr Horton uses unique sources and his excellent knowledge base of Historical and Biblical Theology make things fresh and provide many Aha moments.What is new is the meta narrative and [...]

    11. Good Reformed systematic theology Interacts throughout with a number of modern theologians from different traditions based on a framework of divine drama or, alternatively, story and performative speech leading to doctrine, leading to doxology and discipleship Another theme developed throughout the book is that of the covenantal ontology of meeting a stranger considered against the alternative ontologies of overcoming estrangement and the stranger we never meet This systematic theology is also a [...]

    12. I m taking on a one on one discipleship, I m the disciple, and the curriculum will be you guessed it this monstrosity Actually I m very excited my mentor originally was thinking doing the abridged version but after I mentioned I already had the monster version, it was decided we go with the monster.I ve not read any books by Michael Horton, I have two others, on my to read shelf , but I have heard Michael Horton many times on White Horse Inn astute on his theology This no doubt will be on my Cur [...]

    13. After one year I have finished this book I struggled through the first 13 chapters, whether to my spiritual condition, unfamiliarity with the authors style, difficulty to understand or a combination of all three I do not know I set the book aside for long periods and made headway very slowly Then I came to chapter 14, The Person of Christ and the book came alive to me Reading was a joy and I quickly progressed through the final 15 chapters I am glad I stuck with it

    14. Excellent Classically Reformed treatment of Systematic Theology Aside from my disagreements with him on creationism, baptism, church government, and the way he understands exlusivism, this book is a masterpiece from one of the brightest theologians of our day It is a bit tedious at times and I do wish that he would have interacted with Scripture at certain points but overall it is a substantial work that is highly recommended.

    15. A great Reformed Systematic, that interacts with a breadth of Christian traditions in a meaningful way Even if one disagrees with Horton, one will be unable to say he presented opposing views unfairly.

    16. Helpful insights especially in light of his overarching paradigm At the same time, this paradigm may be Horton s undoing Certainly not a replacement for Berkhof, but the level of scholarly engagement is impressive, helpful, and great.

    17. I really like most of what I have read from Michael Horton and I would probably give this book a better rating if I understood of it Much of the book was just too academic for me Too much of it was over my head for me to give it a better rating.

    18. This is an excellent current systematic theology that is strongly influenced by Horton s redemptive historical lens It addresses many current issues in a thorough and understandable fashion Should become a standard in pastor s libraries.

    19. My go to book for all things theological So nice to have an intelligent reference that can be trusted whereas matters of doctrine are concerned You have to really want to read it, but if you invest the time, you ll come out the winner.

    20. Michelle, yes, this is a seminary textbookbut so relevant that I would daresay I d read it on my own I hereby give my justification for listing it on.

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