Does God Have a Long Nose?

by R.P. Nettelhorst


Acknowledgments

Preface

Chapter One: Introduction

Chapter Two: Religion

Part One: Characteristics of religions and approaches to the study of religion.

Part Two: Overview of the world's religions: High God Concept, Primitive Religion, Animism, Polytheism, Atheism, and Agnosticism.

Part Three: Overview of the world's religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikkhism, Shintoism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Bahai, and Christianity. The Christian's attitude toward other religions.

Chapter Three: Epistemology

Chapter Four: Bibliology: The Doctrine of Scripture

Part One: General information about the text of scripture and its reliability.

Part Two: Textual criticism, the nature of translation, and the question of canon.

Part Three: General and Special Revelation, basic guiding principles of Bible study, and the theological method.

Part Four: The value of knowledge; wisdom and the two revelations of God.

Chapter Five: Theology Proper: The Doctrine of God

Part One: Introduction, the holiness of god, and the question of suffering.

Part Two: The transcendence of God and the love of God.

Part Three: The covenants of God: how God expresses his love.

Part Four: The Trinity

Chapter Six: Patriology: The Doctrine of the Father

Chapter Seven: Christology: The Doctrine of the Son

Part One: Messiahship, Historical views, Christ's Pre-existence, the Virgin Birth, and the Incarnation.

Part Two: The Offices of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King. The baptism, temptation, transfiguration, garden struggle, death, and resurrection of Christ.

Chapter Eight: Pneumatology: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Chapter Nine: Anthropology: The Doctrine of Humanity

Part One: Who Am I?

Part Two: Why Am I Here?

Part Three: Where Am I Going?

Part Four: Eschatology

Chapter Ten: Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation

Part One: Introduction, salvation in the Old Testament, the sacrificial system, and the age of accountability.

Part Two: The nature of the Gospel.

Part Three: Important terms: reconciliation, propitiation, redemption, faith, repentance, justification, sanctification, prayer, and eternal security. Also a summary of Armenianism and Calvanism.

Chapter Eleven: Ecclesiology: The Doctrine of the Church

Part One: Origin of the Church, its purpose, government, historical overview, membership, ordinances and sacraments.

Part Two: Church leadership, discipline, and the separation of church and state.

Part Three: The relation of the Old Testament and New Testament, the Church and Israel.

Chapter Twelve: Angelology: The Doctrine of Angels, Demons, and Satan


Appendix One: Apologetic Flowchart

Appendix Two: Usage of Hesed in the Old Testament

Appendix Three: The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

Appendix Four: Angels in the Old Testament

Appendix Five: Sheol in the Old Testament

Appendix Six: The Love of God in the Old Testament, an Outline

Appendix Seven: Does Anybody Love God?

Glossary

Selected Bibliography


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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers.