Series Title: Called by the Gospel, Introductions to Christian History and
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Book theme: General
Street Date: July 1, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-6802
Called to Believe, Teach, and Confess offers an overview of the major doctrines of Christianity in a comprehensive, but accessible way. Written from a Lutheran perspective, this book is a helpful resource to those within that tradition and to others who seek a deeper theological understanding. Firmly rooted in Scripture, this book emphasizes the interrelatedness of all Christian teaching, with its central teaching being the doctrine of justification by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This book is ideal as a text for university students and other educated Christian adults who seek to expand their knowledge of God's revelation and its application in human lives. It introduces and uses classical theological vocabulary and terminology, while offering clear definitions and application. Key terms, study questions, glossary, and sidebars help make this a valuable resource. Suggested readings from Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and other secondary sources guide the reader into deeper study. This valuable resource achieves faithful accuracy and commendable clarity. Students of doctrine need both. This book supplies both. Following the traditional order of the ecumenical Creeds, the authors deftly place each locus in biblical context and connect each with Christian life today. This volume fills a need for an accessible undergraduate text and could also enrich congregational study groups. Anyone seeking a ready resource for exploring the foundations of orthodox Christian teaching will welcome this book. --James V. Bachman, Dean, School of Theology, Concordia University Irvine Steven P. Mueller is Professor of Theology and Dean of Christ College at Concordia University, Irvine, California. He is the author of Not a Tame God: Christ in the Writings of C. S. Lewis.