Truett Professor Authors Two Theology Books

Nov. 21, 1995

WACO, Texas - Dr. A.J. Conyers, professor of theology at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, has recently written two books titled "A Basic Christian Theology" and "The End: What Jesus Really Said About the Last Things."

"A Basic Christian Theology" is an introduction to Christian theology which can be used as a text book for introductory theology courses as well as a study guide for pastors or lay persons. The highly readable style of the book is one of its strongest attributes, said Conyers.

"What is unique about this book is that it presents theology in non-technical language and introduces the reader to the technical terms of theology," he said. The book is being used by colleges and seminaries across the country, Conyers said.

In Conyers' other book, he discusses eschatology (a branch of theology concerned with mankind's final events) from the perspectives of the gospels, particularly chapter 13 of Mark which is Jesus' teaching on the Mount of Olives. The book differs from many books on the end times because others usually focus on the book of Revelation.

The purpose of the book is to offer a clear and understandable discourse on biblical interpretation of last events in light of the nearing end of a millennium which may spark predictions about the end of time.

"The End: What Jesus Really Said About the Last Things" is Conyers' seventh publication and he is currently working on a book about religious toleration.

For more information, contact Conyers at 755-3755.

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