I just purchased The Christian Faith, a systematic theology written by one of my seminary professors, Dr. Michael Horton. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since my days as a seminary student when it was just a writing project.
I love how the book starts. Horton writes,
In 1949, the English playwright and novelist Dorothy Sayers observed the common antipathy in her day toward doctrine: “‘Dull dogma,’ they call it.” According to Sayers, however, Christianity is the most interesting story ever told. “And the dogma is the drama.”
Horton wants to help Christians living in a culture that is suspicious of theology understand how important and practical theology actually is to the Christian life.
This book is not for the feint of heart. It’s primary audience is “professors, pastors, students, and armchair theologians.” Horton draws from a rich heritage of Reformed systematic theology to engage post-modern thinking and help believers navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of our time.
This is a book worth discussing, so if you are interested in reading it with me let me know in the comments!