systematic theology

  1. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion by Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747)

    The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion by Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747) Jonathan Dickinson (1688–1747), was an American Presbyterian minister of the Gospel, and founder and first president of the College of New Jersey. Dickinson’s work before you is one of fundamentals. He has chosen...
  2. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: The Ten Commandments in the Life of the Christian by C. Matthew McMahon

    The Ten Commandments in the Life of the Christian by C. Matthew McMahon (357 pages) In the contemporary church biblical teaching revolving around the Ten Commandments is inconsistent at best. Paul’s statement, misunderstood, is often what Christians will run to, “for ye are not under the law...
  3. C. Matthew McMahon

    NEW BOOK: Sparks of Divine Glory: A Practical Study of the Attributes of God by C. Matthew McMahon (725 Pages)

    Sparks of Divine Glory: A Practical Study of the Attributes of God by C. Matthew McMahon (725 Pages, Linen Hardcover) Is there a good reason to study the doctrine of God? Knowing God, or not knowing God, has eternal consequences to it. The Savior came to explain the Father (John 1:18) and he...
  4. U

    Berkhof’s New edition?

    Do we have any clue of when the new edition of Systematic Theology will be released? I have been watching on the Banner site for some time and can’t find anything about a date.
  5. Charles Johnson

    Announcing new translation project

    Hi friends! I'm looking to start a new translation project and I made a Patreon page, which is a sort of crowd-funding. Here is a bit of information about the project: I am beginning the translation of Johannes Hoornbeek’s Institutiones theologicae ex optimis autoribus concinatae [Institutes...
  6. R

    More systematic than the Bible?

    "I have long come to the conclusion that men may be more systematic in their statements than the Bible, and may be led into grave error by idolatrous veneration of a system." J.C. Ryle Pithy Gems :)
  7. Taylor

    Watson and Boston's Bodies of Divinity

    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...
  8. Taylor

    Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology (2nd ed.): Initial Thoughts

    (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...
  9. Travis Fentiman

    Great News! EEBO Phase 2 & RBO

    Friends, 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...
  10. Taylor

    John Owen's Works, Read Systematically

    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...
  11. WildWolf1

    What authors refute Lutheranism clearly

    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...
  12. C. Matthew McMahon

    Christian Truths Necessary for Salvation by Nicholas Byfield (1579–1622)

    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...
  13. Travis Fentiman

    Online Works Against the Roman Apologist Bellarmine

    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...
  14. Charles Johnson

    Rutherford's Examination of Arminianism partly Translated

    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...
  15. C. Matthew McMahon

    What is the Difference Between Prayer and Secret Prayer?

    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...
  16. C. Matthew McMahon

    5 Marks of Biblical Commitment to the Visible Body of Christ by C. Matthew McMahon

    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...
  17. Taylor

    Kinism and Systematic Theology

    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...
  18. Ask Mr. Religion

    CenterPoint Theology Class Notes 2019-02-27

    Zipped archive contains over ninety systematic theology class notes (PDF) from classes given at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC over a period of two years.
  19. C. Matthew McMahon

    Richard Capel (1586–1656) on Temptation and Sin

    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...
  20. Unworthy_Servant

    Has anyone read Lactantius: Divine Institutes?

    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...
  21. Ask Mr. Religion

    Systematic Theology - Louis Berkhof 2016-12-31

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    Which Systematic Theology to study first?

    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...
  23. dildaysc

    First Volume of De Moor's Systematic Theology Available

    Dear Brethren, We have finally completed the first volume of De Moor's massive Systematic Theology. This first piece deals with Prolegomena. You can find it here...
  24. C

    Modern Reformed Systematics

    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 The Whole...
  25. HoldFast

    Biblical Theology & Systematic Theology

    What approach (Biblical Theology or Systematic Theology) do you use in your study of the Bible and why?
  26. C

    Berkhof and the necessity of Jesus' divinity

    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...
  27. D

    Charles Hodge And Van Til

    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...
  28. C

    Bavinck, a' Brakel, Turretin, or Muller

    If you have $100 to spend, which systematic theology would you buy? Why? If something else, what would you buy and why? I already have Calvin, Berkhof, and Grudem.
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    Michael Horton's Systematic Theology

    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...