I have read a little bit from the bodies of divinity of both Thomas Watson and Thomas Boston. For those that have read one or (preferably) both, how would you characterize, compare, and contrast the two? What are the benefits you see of each? I am considering reading one next year. For example...
(I posted this in "General Discussions" because it is not a full book review, nor is it a theological discussion or question.)
Dr. Wayne Grudem's second edition of his famous and widely-acclaimed Systematic Theology was released December 8, 2020. I pre-ordered the volume in Logos, looking...
If you have not heard already, Phase 2 of Early English Books Online has just been made publicly available on the net (ahead of schedule); the collection has over 35,000 volumes, including many reformed and puritan works. You may search Phases 1 & 2 here...
There are many people I so wish had written a proper systematic theology. I wish John Murray had; I wish Jonathan Edwards had; I wish Cornelius Van Til had. The one I most wish had written one, though, is John Owen. A year or so ago, I purchased the entire works of Owen (including his Hebrews...
I've dipped into both Berkof's and Hodge's Systematic Theologies. I have both in my library. Are there other good authors one should consult like Geerhardus Vos's Reformed Dogmatics. Does he treat Lutheranism in those books. Or besides Systematic Theologies what should one read to get a good...
What is necessary truth in relationship to the Gospel? Byfield explains what central truths surround the Gospel in an easy to understand format. Great for family worship!
Christian Truths Necessary for Salvation by Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622) (250 pages)
Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622) was a...
depravity of man
doctrine of scripture
doctrines of grace
election and decrees
election and reprobation
justification by faith
providence of god
The Jesuit Robert Bellarmine (d. 1621) was the most important apologist in all of Church history for the Romanist Church. Responses to his works numbered into the several hundreds.
As Bellarmine's volumes of disputations covered most doctrines of the Christian faith in an orderly way, so full...
Greetings brethren and fellow PBer's,
There is a new translation of never-before-translated sections of Samuel Rutherford's Examen Arminianismi available now on Reformed Books Online. The work is a systematic examination and refutation of the teachings of the Remonstrant Arminians and it tends...
The Nature and Method of Secret Prayer by Samuel Lee (1625-1691)
Samuel Lee (1625-1691) was a learned puritan divine and preacher who ministered in both England and New England.
What is prayer? And what is the difference between prayer and secret prayer? What is the best method for secret...
5 Marks of Biblical Commitment to the Visible Body of Christ by C. Matthew McMahon
This work, in an effort to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in his church, demonstrates how Christians ought to have a sound theology surrounding biblical commitment to Christ’s visible body. This topic includes the...
Our church and surrounding churches within the OPC have been dealing with a very vocal and troublesome kinist over the last several years. My pastor contacted me today and asked me to do a little research for him.
This kinist claims that no systematic theology has dealt with the issue of the...
The Nature, Danger and Cure of Temptation by Richard Capel (1586–1656)
Richard Capel (1586–1656) was a puritan divine who demonstrated a powerful and fiery preaching of the Gospel. He was invited to sit on the Westminster Assembly, which demonstrates his high regard; and Richard Sibbes called...
I've been reading some Reformed Scholastics on varying topics, and they quote from Lactantius from time to time. He seems like a pretty big figure for the early church in attempting to systematize Christian doctrine to combat error, and wanted to ask PB if he is worth reading. If he is, what...
I am going to buy my first systematic theology; I'm considering three options:
1. Geerhardus Vos - Reformed Dogmatics, Five Volume Set (link)
2. Herman Bavinck - Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set (link)
3. Charles Hodge - Systematic Theology (3 volume set) (link)
- Which one do you...
Just wondering if y'all wanted to help me list the recent Reformed (I mean that term broadly) Systematics, say 1990 on?
So far, I have:
Systematic Theology - Wayne Grudem
A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith - Robert Reymond
Systematic Theology - Morton Smith
On pg 319 (Banner of Truth Edition) of his Systematic Theology, in the chapter on the names and natures of Christ, Berkhof statest that it is absolutely essential for the Mediator to be very God in order that:
1. He might bring a sacrifice of infinite value and render perfect obedience to...
So I just got a copy of Hodges 3 volume systematic ($27 on WTS right now).
A few months ago I was reading Van Til on introduction to systematic theology and He was saying that Hodge did not assume the Christian Worldview (presupposition) before applying his ideas of systematics (which is still...
Does anyone know much about this? I know he is teaching through his material in his Sunday School class, but I don't know much more than that?
How will it differ from Covenant and Eschatology: The Divine Drama, Covenant and Salvation: Union with Christ, Lord and Servant: A Covenant...