Most series of this nature are similar to a history of doctrine, whereas Foundations of Evangelical Theology has its main focus on scripture in order to produce the most up to date work in systematic theology. There are a variety of contributors in this set and most come from a Reformed perspective. However, both alternative evangelical and non-evangelical options are covered. The Foundations of Evangelical Theology focuses on the historical orthodox doctrines of the church.
This new study clearly defines all technical terms and is easy to understand for the beginner theologian, yet written in a scholarly manner. The authors believe that systematic theology is not just for the understanding. It must apply to life, and it must be lived.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says “all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” In light of the need for theology to connect to life, each of the contributors not only formulates doctrines but also explains how those doctrines practically apply to everyday living.