In Essential Theological Terms, renowned church historian Justo Gonzalez provides students with accessible discussions of over three hundred theological terms. Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and ways it has been understood in both historical and contemporary theology. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education.
"A most welcome addition to the growing number of accessible reference works in theology. Its entries are historically rich and its back-to-basics approach excellent. It will make learning the vocabulary of theology a far more inviting experience for students." - Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary "An indispensable resource for students of Christian theology. Gonzalez's definitions are reliable and pithy as well as informative and thought-provoking." - Roger E. Olson, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University"