The Christian Faith is a reader-friendly primer which offers a concise yet thorough overview of Christian theology. Hans Schwarz, one of the major Lutheran theologians of the last half-century, covers the Christian faith from creation to the final fulfillment of life. He gives his account of the major points of Christian doctrine, always moving from the biblical text to the unfolding of the faith through the centuries to contemporary significance.
This brief systematic theology will appeal to professors, students, pastors, and educated lay readers who want a quick but profound and biblically grounded overview of the Christian faith.
“A clear and accessible account of the Christian faith that will surely be of benefit to a wide audience. Drawing especially from the riches of his own Lutheran tradition, Schwarz penetrates to the heart of the gospel and offers an engaging account of what Christian faith is all about. I commend it highly.” – Murray Rae, University of Otago
“With skills honed by decades of teaching and writing theology, Hans Schwarz combines admirable clarity with deep learning in this fine summary of Christian doctrine.” – Alan G. Padgett, Luther Seminary
“A coherent handbook of systematic theology grounded in the biblical narrative and guided by the Reformational insights of Martin Luther….It will serve as a helpful primer for beginning students of theology and will be a welcome companion for pastors and missionaries.” – John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary
Hans Schwarz (DrTheol, Erlangen University), one of the major Lutheran theologians of the last half-century, is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including a critically acclaimed series of texts in systematic theology. He is professor of systematic theology and contemporary theological issues at the University of Regensburg and previously taught at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Ohio. He is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Bayern.
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