Systematic Theology: Biblical, Historical, and Evangelical (v. 1)

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Vol. 1 of the second edition of Garrett's well-known survey of systematic theology. Famous for its completeness and objectivity, this volume has been called a "gold mine of useful information." It is one of the most comprehensive contemporary studies of Christian beliefs ever written. This volume covers: Revelation and the Bible, The Trinity, Creation, Humankind and Sin, and The Person of Jesus Christ. Garrett, who holds earned doctorates from Harvard and Southwestern Baptist Seminary has taught theology for over forty years. His approach starts with divine revelation as recorded in the Bible, but also includes a presentation of Christian tradition and Christian experience, citing the views of theologians from the Patristic Age to the present.

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James Leo Garrett, Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Theology Emeritus at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a B.A. from Baylor University (1945), a B.D. from Southwestern Baptist Seminary (1948), a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1949), a Th.D. from Southwestern Baptist Seminary (1954), and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1966). He has also studied at the Catholic University of America, the University of Oxford, St. John's University, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has taught at both Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and was a visiting professor at the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also lectured in Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Romania, the Ukraine, and at numerous U.S. schools.

He has been author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of a dozen books, including Baptist Church Discipline (Broadman Press, 1962), Baptists and Roman Catholicism (Broadman Press, 1965), and We Baptists (Providence House, 1999). He has also contributed articles to twenty-one other books and has published hundreds of journal and encyclopedia articles and book reviews.

He has been a pastor or interim pastor at a number of Baptist churches. Among other activities, he has also served as the chairman of the Commission on Cooperative Christianity of the Baptist World Alliance, was an official guest at the Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity during Vatican Council II, was secretary of the Commission on Human Rights of the Baptist World Alliance, is a former managing editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology, and is a former editor of the Journal of Church and State. He is currently co-chairman of the Division of Study and Research of the Baptist World Alliance.

Professor Garrett has three sons and lives with his wife, Myrta Ann, in Fort Worth.

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No book that I know is more loaded with biblical and theological facts than this one. -- Faith and Mission, Fall 1991

While holding true to the teachings of his own Baptist faith, Garrett so carefully and judiciously presents alternatives... -- Consensus, 1997 (23/1)

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