Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Christian Theology Hardcover – August 1, 1998
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Millard J. Erickson is Distinguished Professor of Theology at Baylor University's Truett Seminary and at Western Seminary, Portland. He is a leading evangelical spokesperson with numerous volumes to his credit, including God the Father Almighty, God in Three Persons, The Word Became Flesh, and Postmodernizing the Faith.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The Kindle version is the same text as the second edition print copy. I had initially bought the Kindle copy in March 2012 but had to return it because it did not contain "real page numbers" even though it was advertised at that time that it did. I needed the page numbers to read the original text from citations to this text found in papers. When I saw it 2 months later in May 2012 with page numbers advertised, I was both a little annoyed and curious. If they had not changed the advert since the last time I bought it, I would post a complaint and at the same time I really wanted an electronic copy to ease my reference work. And as it turns out, it did have page numbers that match the printed version, in addition to the silly Kindle location number scheme. Now it is truly a great reference text.
So on with the review of the Kindle edition, the text in electronic form contains all the Greek, Hebrew and transliteration fonts reasonably accurately displayed, although I have not figured out a way to search for them or even select them individually on my reader. If you copy a portion of text with these fonts in them, they will simply not appear when you paste them elsewhere. The diagrams are accurately rendered but was not "zoomable" in the Android Kindle reader, although it can be done with the IPod Kindle reader. The overall appearance in the various readers is very close to the printed text. I have a copy of it for comparison.
I love the electronic edition because I can now copy and paste references for my work and search the text for relevant material easily. I can make notes, bookmark and hi lite. Best part of all this is that it is available on my kindle, IPod and PC, I only wish I had my original notes from the margins of the print copy here as well. I have mentioned some cons already but the biggest feature lacking is the lack of hyper linked bible verses. Some of these are Kindle reader issues but that is another matter to be raised elsewhere.
In this Kindle edition, we now have a great and useable reference resource.
I'm glad I got the Kindle version. Unlike a 1000+ page book, it doesn't add the first ounce to carry with my laptop! I can also have the book open on the screen alongside any papers I am writing.
I have one quibble with the way this book is typeset and one with Kindle texts in general. In general, formatting does not carry over when doing a copy-n-paste for quoting into another document. Paragraphs run together.
Second, this book uses a great deal of Greek and Hebrew words (no surprise there), but these words do not show up at all in a copy-n-paste. (Often, in my study, I like to copy a large section into Word and print it off double/triple-space so my pen and I can "interact" with the text while I ride the train to work.) Again, this has nothing to do with the author's work, just the Kindle formatting
The chapters are well organised for the student, each beginning with objectives, a summary, study questions and a chapter plan. These help the student to read critically and to engage their thinking hat as they read. It also makes the text more useful as a reference work.
The Kindle edition reads fairly well. My one gripe is the the contents page is not indexed itself. If you want to jump to the contents page you have to go to the 'beginning' which is the preface, then scroll back to find the contents. As there are 60 chapters, this can involve a lot of scrolling. Luckily the chapter headings in the contents page are indexed.
The price seems fairly high for a kindle edition, but for 1313 pages it's probably worth it even just to avoid having to reinforce your book shelf.