Basic Theology

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Basic Theology (1986, 1999) is a Systematic Theology book written by Christian author Charles Caldwell Ryrie and published by Moody Publishers. Written for the layman, the book makes a conscious effort to use simple language and examples, many illustrations, and few footnotes[1]

Basic Theology is written from a theologically conservative perspective. It assumes and gives evidence for a number of presuppositions, including the inerrancy of Scripture, a normal/plain interpretation of scripture, and the legitimacy of proof texts.[2] Ryrie's theology stems from an objective approach to Scripture, arguing that "when objective authority is supplemented, compromised, or abandoned, theism will be weakened or even relinquished."[3]

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  1. ^ Ryrie 1999, p.10.
  2. ^ Ryrie 1999, pp.16-17.
  3. ^ Ryrie 1999, p.23.


Ryrie, Charles Caldwell (1999). Basic theology: a popular systematic guide to understanding biblical truth. Chicago: Moody Press. ISBN 0-8024-2734-0.