When I was at seminary my one-volume theology of choice was Millard Erickson’s Christian Theology. So for me one of the highlights of the Spring 2013 catalog was seeing a forthcoming revised and updated third edition of Christian Theology. What’s new? Erickson has made substantial revisions throughout the text. Significant material has been added to the discussions on atonement, justification, and divine foreknowledge. He notes in the Preface that as a result of the impact of what has been dubbed “majority world Christianity” (replacing “third world Christianity”) the section on the Holy Spirit has been increased. He also writes, “In order to maintain the length of this volume, certain portions of the earlier editions have been condensed or eliminated.” So when you buy the new edition don’t sell your old one. Both editions will offer strengths that will complement each other. The previous edition has sold over 200,000 copies and this new third edition will certainly be warmly received by seminary students and professors everywhere.
Christian Theology will be a hardcover with 1,280 pages and sell for $49.99.