The 2011 award-winning publication The Christian Faith garnered wide praise as a thorough, well-informed treatment of the philosophical foundations of Christian theology, the classical elements of systematic theology, and exegesis of relevant biblical texts. Pilgrim Theology distills the distinctive benefits of this approach into a more accessible introduction designed for classroom and group study.
In this book, Michael Horton guides readers through a preliminary exploration of Christian theology in “a Reformed key.” Horton reviews the biblical passages that give rise to a particular doctrine in addition to surveying past and present interpretations. Also included are sidebars showing the key distinctions readers need to grasp on a particular subject, helpful charts and tables illuminating exegetical and historical topics, and questions at the end of each chapter for individual, classroom, and small group reflection.
Pilgrim Theology will help undergraduate students of theology and educated laypersons gain an understanding of the Christian tradition’s biblical and historical foundations.
- A Very Good Systematic Theology Marred by a Terrible Narrator
Mike Horton's Pilgrim Theology is one of the best systematic theologies for the church to come around in decades. It eclipses Grudem's and Reymond's.
But the audiobook is a mess. The narrator mispronounces so many words I lost count. It was embarrassing. And the weird hushed and earnest tone he used throughout--as well as the odd character voices he used when reading passages from Scripture--was distracting.
Buy the physical book; skip the audiobook. Maybe Mike should have read it himself.
- Better than I thought this would be as an audiobook
I am always, always, ministered to by the work of Mike Horton. God, in His goodness and grace, has blessed me with certain people in my life whose teaching is always of benefit to me. Whether it is writing or speaking. I have had pastors like that and I have enjoyed authors and professors like that. Horton is one of those authors that God chooses to utilize for my edification and his work in Pilgrim Theology is no different.
Do I agree with everything here? Nope. Did I learn alot? Certainly. Not only that, but I enjoyed the process mightily. This book is a blessing to me and the Church st large. I would encourage all to read it and enjoy it!
One good surprise was how well this translated into an audiobook. It was still a bit if a strain(a book reliant on charts and footnotes is going to suffer in audiobook form) but it was still excellent.