The revised edition of A Theology for the Church retains its original structure, organized under these traditional theological categories: revelation, God, humanity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things.

Each chapter within these sections contains answers to the following four questions: What does the Bible say? What has the church believed? How does it all fit together? How does this doctrine impact the church today?

Contributions from leading Baptist thinkers R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Paige Patterson, and Mark Dever among others will also appeal to the broader evangelical community. Included in this revision are new chapters on theological method from a missional perspective (Bruce Ashford and Keith Whitfield) and theology of creation, providence, and Sabbath that engages current research in science and philosophy (Chad Owen Brand). Chapters on special revelation (David Dockery) and human nature (John Hammett) have also been updated.


Dr. Daniel L. Akin

Daniel L. Akin is the Ed Young Sr. Chair of Expository Preaching, professor of preaching & theology, and president at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Mark Dever

Mark Dever is Senior Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, President of 9Marks, and Adjunct Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Timothy George

Timothy George has served as Dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. He has written more then twenty books and is the general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of Christianity Today, First Things, Harvard Theological Review, and Books & Culture.

Russell D. Moore

Russell D. Moore is dean of the School of Theology and senior vice president for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also serves as professor of Christian Theology and Ethics. He is the author of several books including The Kingdom of Christ, Adopted for Life, and Tempted and Tried. Moore and his wife have five sons.

Dr. Paige Patterson

Paige Patterson (Ph.D. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) is president and professor of theology and occupies the L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism ("Chair of Fire") at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a noted outdoorsman, SCUBA diver, and adventurer, holding membership in Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association.  He is author of commentaries on First Corinthians, First Peter, Titus, and Song of Solomon and numerous articles on various aspects of theology.


In this one book, we have careful theological thought from a wide-ranging team of scholars who represent evangelical, Baptist theology at its best. . . . I highly recommend its careful reading.

—Stephen J. Wellum, Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

A Theology for the Church ably unpacks the great doctrines of the faith with sound exegesis, historical perspectives, careful synthesis, and warm applications.

—Christopher W. Morgan, Dean and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University

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