What is Reformed Theology?, Repackaged Edition

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There are a lot of misconceptions in popular culture and the church regarding Reformed theology. Some references to it are positive, some negative. It’s time for a full, understandable explanation of what it really is and why it matters.

What Is Reformed Theology? is an accessible introduction to a set of beliefs and concepts that have been immensely influential in the evangelical church. In this insightful book, R. C. Sproul walks you through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explains how the Reformed belief is centered on God, based on God’s Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ. Sproul explains the five points of Reformed theology and makes plain the reality of God’s amazing grace.

R. C. Sproul (1939–2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Florida. He was also founding pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, first president of Reformation Bible College, and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. His radio program, Renewing Your Mind, is still broadcast daily on hundreds of radio stations around the world and can also be heard online. Dr. Sproul contributed dozens of articles to national evangelical publications, spoke at conferences, churches, colleges, and seminaries around the world, and wrote more than one hundred books, including The Holiness of God, Chosen by God, and Everyone’s a Theologian. He also served as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

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  1. R. C. Sproul

    R. C. Sproul

    R. C. Sproul (1939-2017) was founder of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization located near Orlando, Florida. He was also founding pastor of Saint Andrew's Chapel in Sanford, Florida, first president of Reformation Bible...

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"His latest book weaves together several of his finest lessons in a compact, highly readable form that explains several difficult doctrines of the Reformed branch of Christianity. Dr. Spoul's logic is easy to follow, though it never talks down."--Amanda Killgore, Huntress Reviews

"Not only does Sproul have an amazingly broad but detailed grasp of Reformed theology, but he has also been gifted with the ability to explain complex theology in a way that is both interesting and understandable. That is no common gift. Accessible, biblical and educational, this is one of the best books I have read on the subject."--Tim Chalies, challies.com

"Who better to write a book on the basics of Reformed theology than its poster boy, R. C. Sproul. What Is Reformed Theology? is peppered throughout with excellent diagrams and illustrations which aid in getting Sproul's message across. There is no doubt that Sproul is a master teacher."--Gary Gilley, Southern View Chapel

"For those who are familiar with historic Reformed theology, this book is a great reminder of the foundational truths which undergird its long history. For those who are wondering about why it matters, this is a great primer to help understand the basics. And for those who are forever twisting these doctrines into something they are not, this is a much needed resource. Please read it."--Brad Wilson, www.dietofbookworms.com

"R. C. Sproul brings years of instructional experience into this book, explaining various aspects of Reformed theology in ways that are not rushed and yet include all of the information needed to have a firm grasp of Reformed theology. Sproul is a model of one who defends truth in a spirit of love."--Doug McHone, www.coffeeswirls.com

"R. C. Sproul's book What is Reformed Theology? is the best available simple explanation of Reformed theology I have seen. This book is so good and covers such a crucial subject, I have added it to my list of books every believer should read."--Adrian Warnock, blogger