Mar 202013
 

Pilgrim Theology.
Michael S. Horton.
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When I saw that NetGalley had a review copy of Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples by Michael Horton available I decided I had to jump at the chance to read it. I have not read too much Theology for a number of years and this looked like it would be an interesting book to read since it was not designed as a college text but for regular folk.

After reading the first 100 pages (of 500+) I am impressed. It is well written but I wonder if it might still be a quite a challenge for the regular Bible Study group to plow through this. I hope they do but I would not want to hold my breath. Then again, I would attend that group.

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Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples
by Michael S. Horton
Publisher: Zondervan
Published: 02/05/2013
ISBN-10: 0310330645
ISBN-13: 978-0310330646
Started: 03/08/2013
Finished: 07/23/2013
Source: NetGalley
Format: e-book

Publisher Synopsis

The 2011 award-winning publication The Christian Faith garnered wide praise as a thorough, well-informed treatment of the philosophical foundations of Christian theology, the classical elements of systematic theology, and exegesis of relevant biblical texts. Pilgrim Theology distills the distinctive benefits of this approach into a more accessible introduction designed for classroom and group study. In this book, Michael Horton guides readers through a preliminary exploration of Christian theology in ‘a Reformed key.’ Horton reviews the biblical passages that give rise to a particular doctrine in addition to surveying past and present interpretations. Also included are sidebars showing the key distinctions readers need to grasp on a particular subject, helpful charts and tables illuminating exegetical and historical topics, and questions at the end of each chapter for individual, classroom, and small group reflection. Pilgrim Theology will help undergraduate students of theology and educated laypersons gain an understanding of the Christian tradition’s biblical and historical foundations.


Author Info
Michael S. Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He is the president of White Horse Media, for which he co-hosts the White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated, weekly radio talk show exploring issues of Reformation theology in American Christianity. The editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine, Horton is the author of more than 20 publications. His book The Christian Faith was awarded the 2012 Christianity Today Book Award for Theology and Ethics.


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Mar 082013
 

Pilgrim Theology.
Michael S. Horton.
Sound theology, then, does not start with something else, something more basic and universal, and then add the gospel later on. Even when evaluating a wider horizon, the Christian is wearing “gospel” glasses. C. S. Lewis put the matter well: “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else.”

Page: 22

The study of theology is the study of God which is, in reality, the study of the gospel, the good news of God’s self revelation to us. Without the light of the Gospel, any musings about theology would be similar to studying the sun at night, you could see some of its reflected glory but never get a true picture of it.