I have read it through at least 2 times over the course of Bible School and Seminary. At the time, I found it basic and boring. Since then, I have come to appreciate aspects of Ryrie that are absent in a lot of others in his tradition. That said, there are some substantive deficiencies in his theology and this text. It is very basic, dispensational, Amyraldian and baptistic.
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Add to Cart Overview From the editor of the popular Ryrie Study Bible comes a systematic approach to Christian theology that will prove edifying to any class of theologian, be they pastor or plumber.
There is nothing wrong with being an amateur theologian or a professional theologian. There is everything wrong, however, with being an ignorant or sloppy theologian. Healthy doctrine or healthy theology is always expected to result in holy living.
It also serves as a handy and compact reference for the theologian or scholar. This edition features 94 chapters arranged in outline style for easy reference. Considerable attention is given to the dispensational view of the end times. Reading this book will help you begin to think about how God wants to conform you to the image of Christ. Designed with personal application in mind, Basic Theology will provide you with sound theology, which in turn produces holy living.
Indeed, everyone needs to be a theologian. In reality, everyone is a theologian-of one sort or another. And therein lies the problem.
Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth
Who was Charles Ryrie? Question: "Who was Charles Ryrie? Charles C. Ryrie — was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Charles Caldwell Ryrie
Andy Rau Andy is the former senior manager of content for Bible Gateway. He currently works at Calvin College. We were saddened this week to learn that Charles Ryrie, a Bible scholar who made his mark with a groundbreaking popular study Bible and many other books, died at age 90 after a long and remarkable life. Indeed, everyone needs to be a theologian. In reality, everyone is a theologian—of one sort or another. And therein lies the problem.