A Theology for the Church is a unique systematic theology by multiple authors. Edited by Daniel L. Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, the writing is scholarly and conservative, but is applicable to all thinking Christians. The contributors sometimes disagree on some of the fine points, but are united by their passion for a revival of theological knowledge and understanding in the church.
The overall goal of A Theology for the Church is to present to the church a guide to the major headings of theology that will help pastors and laypeople both learn sound doctrine and see the importance, the relevance, of that doctrine. Toward that end, each chapter asks four questions about the doctrine at hand:
What does the Bible say?
What has the church believed?
How does it all fit together?
What is the significance of the doctrine for the church today?
This comprehensive approach integrates exegesis, history, systematic theology, and application to real-life situations in churches today.
With A Theology for the Church , you receive 992 pages worth of in-depth exposition on doctrine that provides a wealth of rewarding theological insights and applications. The clear benefit of this text over systematic theologies is its comprehensive approach to how each doctrine impacts the church today.