Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nonfiction Review: Exploring Christian Theology Volume Two

Volumes One and Three of "Exploring Christian Theology" offer a bit for both beginners and more advanced readers. As one who knows little about Revelation, I found Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel's sections on the End Times interesting. In Volume Two, the editors cover "Creation, Fall, And Salvation," at least that's what the title says. In reality, the book covers mostly the effects of the Fall and the details of Salvation, with some basic info on Calvinism and Arminianism.

The book's approach is unique because it combines technical theology with history, and history with practical application. I was disappointed in this volume, however, because it spent no time on the how of Creation - young earth versus new earth and so on. I also had trouble understanding some of the excerpts from classical theologians and wished they had been paired up with the sections on church history for a better overall picture.

To summarize, Volume Two has some great content, but it's fairly obvious content that sets in stone what most readers will already know.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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