The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms

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Quickly Find and Understand Important Theological Terms

Christianity is a faith built upon the Word and understood through words, both written and spoken, handed down for centuries. But many of the terms used in theological writings are unfamiliar. For the Christian desiring a clear understanding of these terms, this book offers concise definitions of six hundred of the most significant words at the heart of the Christian faith, including terms related to

· doctrine
· biblical concepts
· church practices
· philosophical concepts
· people
· councils
· movements
· documents
· and more

Students of the Bible, college and seminary students, and anyone who desires to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith will find this an indispensable resource.


Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. He serves as secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.


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  1. Gregg R. Allison

    Gregg R. Allison

    Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms, Historical...

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