First published in 1949, this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology has served as a classroom text for students and seminarians and as a continuing reference aid for pastors and serious students of the scriptures. Now fully revised and updated by Vernon D. Doerksen, it remains a work of undiminished scholarly value.
Thiessen addresses a wide rage of substantive issues in sections on theism, bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Particularly helpful to students are two specialized indexes: an Index of Subjects, and an Index of Scriptural References that includes more than 4,000 entries.
This revised edition remains completely faithful to the substance and character of the original. Reflected here, however, are the advances that have occurred since the date of it's original publication: older references frequently have given way to citations from more current biblical and theological works, and a section on personal eschatology has been incorporated for the first time. Also included in the revised edition are a completely new chapter on the Holy Spirit and a full bibliography to aid in further study.