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Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker Reference Library) Hardcover – May 1, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0801020759 ISBN-10: 0801020751 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: Baker Reference Library
  • Hardcover: 1312 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic; 2 edition (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801020751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801020759
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.2 x 2.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

A PROVEN REFERENCE TOOL

Theologians, pastors, lay readers, and students have relied on the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology as a valued resource for over fifteen years. Now, thoroughly updated, this leading reference work continues to provide comprehensive, useful, and accurate information in systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

Reviews of the first edition:

"Provides for the first time a full and balanced overview of evangelical theology." -Library Journal

"EDT is a work of responsible evangelical scholarship, judicious, and generally fair to all sides. It has no ax to grind, though it does have a position to present. And happily, this it does with an acceptable confidence." -Christianity Today

"A first-class piece of evangelical scholarship . . . [it] deserves a place in the library of every evangelical pastor, scholar, and local church." - Trinity Journal

"The definitive theological dictionary from an evangelical standpoint. . . . Here is a reference tool that ought without question to be on the shelf of every university student, seminarian, and Christian worker." -Themelios

"This is a book that all who are concerned about Christian ministry, whether on a professional or a lay level, would do well to have." -Robert H. Culpepper, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

"A prodigious and significant work." -Review and Expositor

Walter A. Elwell (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is professor of Bible and theology at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the editor of numerous reference works and the coauthor of Encountering the New Testament.

About the Author

Walter A. Elwell (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is professor of Bible and theology at Wheaton College Graduate School. He is the editor of numerous reference works and the coauthor of Encountering the New Testament.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent resource for theological study.
Hewlette Pearson
A leader of that field's specialist writes each article, with well over 300 different authors providing insights on topics.
David C. Leaumont
I hope another edition will be forthcoming.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Rev. Cory L. Seibel on August 3, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Here is a book that should be found in the library of every evangelical theologian, theology student, and pastor today. Without question, this is one of the most thorough and complete one-volume dictionaries of theology presently available--all of this from an evangelical perspective!! The international cast of contributors (predominantly from North America, Australia, and the UK), under the editorial supervision of Dr. Elwell of Wheaton College, have assembled a remarkable wealth of information. The theologically-inquisitive will find within this volume a fairly substantial summary of almost any theological issue that one might wish to investigate (and several that one might never even think to investigate). Multitudinous articles, appearing in alphabetical order, provide summaries of events, movements, issues and concepts, personalities, terminology, etc. that have in some way contributed to the shape of Christian theology. Even the "insignificant" things are included. In addition, the brief bibliographies that appear at the end of each article provide the reader with some idea of where to turn for further inquiry. One of the greatest strengths of this volume is that, while decidedly evangelical in perspective, its content is not narrowly dogmatic in orientation. Its contributors reflect a diversity of theological persuasions and convictions. However, in this day in which "globalization" has become a very real and important influence on the scope of evangelical theology, one criticism of this text is that it is largely Western in its orientation. There are few contributors from non-Western nations.Read more ›
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David C. Leaumont on June 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Other than Scripture, this is the book most often pulled off my shelf and referred to in my studies. This is not to be confused with the Baker Theological Dictionary, which is a slightly condensed version of EDT.

Dr Elwell is a respectable conservative evangelical scholar who has produced many scholarly and lay writings centering on dictionary/encyclopedic collections of theological/Scriptural information. He is a professor of biblical studies and theology at Wheaton College Graduate School.

The book covers a plethora of topics from orthodox Scriptural ideas set forth by theologians, synopses of Scripture's teachings on topics, heresies and author/theologian biographies. The writings span from 1/2 page to 4 pages with most articles dealing very well with topics from a conservative Scriptural standpoint. A leader of that field's specialist writes each article, with well over 300 different authors providing insights on topics. Each article gives a brief bibliography, and cross-reference to related topics. Most of the longer topics spanning multiple pages offer a summary at the end, for those not interested in in-depth study of all aspects of a topic.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Aitken on May 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I found this to be a useful, standard, objective primer for theological studies. The contributors, all brilliant scholars, were very fair to the opposing view, adequatley describing thier position and only rarely critiquing it.
I found this to be a fresh evangelical approach to the Neo-Orthodoxy that I am exposed to daily. I recommend the second edition which has been updated to include modern scholars as Packer and Lloyd-Jones.
Final Analysis
The qualities of this work are its objectivity, freshness (without being preachy), and its broad expanse of topics. The downside would be its tendency for being wordy and laborious on some issues. Do not let this prevent you from buying it, just be forewarned. All in all, a handy tool.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By E. Johnson on August 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I love having these kind of books on my shelf as they prove to be a valuable resource in so many ways. This book contains short articles covering a variety of issues and people, all related to Christian theology. I would not say that this would be the final authority for any individual topic, but it's a good place to start when you are doing research. The bibliographies listed in each of the articles give additional guidance for further research. Walter Elwell does a super job in his editing of these "Baker Reference Library" books. You ought to have this as well as the apologetics and biblical theology books on your shelf to pull down whenever you want to know more.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By "medpow" on August 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
No doubt this is a great volume and is an essential reference work for evangelical theology. The dictionary provides a good overview of the evangelical position on many contemporary issues in theology.
I am periodically disappointed, though, at the biased perspective of some of the articles. For example, the one on "election" simply assumes a Calvinist position (though many "evangelicals" are Arminians, and many Arminians even contribute to the dictionary). In this regard, Van Harvey's classic "A Handbook of Theological Terms" is superior in its unbiased treatment of terms.
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