Contents Preface 9 1. Introduction: Is Theology Really Necessary? 11 2. Revelation: How Does God Make Himself Known? 39 3. God: Who Is God, and What Is He Like? 71 4. Creation: What Does It Mean to Believe in God as Creator? 147 5. Humanity: Who Are We, and What Does It Mean to Be Created in God's Image? 215 6. Sin: What Is the Nature of Sin, and What Are Its Consequences? 249 7. Christ: Who Is Jesus, and How Does He Save Us? 277 8. Faith: What Is the Nature of the Salvation God Offers Us? 369 9. Hope: What Is Christian Hope? 461 10. Love: What Is God's Plan for the Church? 533 Subject Index 592 Person Index 598 Scripture Index 602 Copyrights of Bible Versions Used 608
Larry Hart (PhD Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of theology in the School of Theology and Missions at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.