Systematic theology

[THEOLOGY (GOD)] • [BIBLIOLOGY (THE BIBLE)] • [CHRISTOLOGY (CHRIST)] • [PNEUMATOLOGY (HOLY SPIRIT)] • [ANTHROPOLOGY (NATURE OF HUMANS)] • [ECCLESIOLOGY (CHURCH)] • [SATAN & DEMONOLOGY] • [ESCHATOLOGY (LAST THINGS)]

      1. Books on Sytematic Theology
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        This figures sympolizes the Trinity – three, yet one. The egg (shell, white, and yolk), water (steam, liquid, ice), and the shamrock have also served to illustrate the same concept.

        1. Stanley J. Grenz – Theology for the Community of God (1999)
        2. Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (1996)
        3. James Arminius (1560-1609) – Complete Works
        4. Louis Berkhof – Summary of Christian Doctrine (1932, rev. 1938)
        5. Loraine Boettner – The Trinity | Inspiration of the Scriptures | Total Depravity | The Atonement | Salvation by Grace
        6. James P. Boyce – Abstract of Systematic Theology (1887)
        7. John Calvin – Institutes of the Christian Religion (orig. Latin, 1536; Eng. transl. 1599)
        8. A. A. Hodge – Commentary on Westminster Confession of Faith (1869)
        9. W. N. Clarke – Outline of Christian Theology (1899)
        10. Charles Hodge – Systematic Theology: Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 | Index (1871)
        11. Martin Luther – Table Talk (Eng. transl., 1646)
        12. James Orr, et al. – The Fundamentals: Introduction | Vol. 1 | Vol. 2 | Vol. 3 | Vol. 4 (1917)
        13. Philip Schaff – Theological Propaedeutic: Introduction to Study of Theology (1893)
        14. Augustus H. Strong – Systematic Theology: 1. Prolegomena | 2. The Existence of God | 3. The Scriptures: Revelation from God | 4. The Nature, Decrees, & Works of God – Part 1 (Attributes of God, Trinity, Decrees)Part 2 (Creation, Preservation, Providence, Good & Evil Angels) | 5. Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man | 6. Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation through Christ & the Holy Spirit – Part 1 (Christology)Part 2 (Reconciliation) | 7. Ecclesiology: The Doctrine of the Church | 8. Eschatology: The Doctrine of Final Things
        15. Benjamin B. Warfield – Selected Essays
        16. Richard Watson – Theological Institutes (1851) [TOP]
      2. Theology: The Godhead
        1. Millard J. Erickson – Making Sense of the Trinity: Three Crucial Questions (2000)
        2. Arthur W. Pink – The Attributes of God (rerprint: 2006)
        3. Warren Myers & Ruth Myers – Experiencing God’s Attributes (2003)
        4. J. Rendel Harris – Origin of the Doctrine of the Trinity (1919)
        5. W. N. Clarke – The Christian Doctrine of God (1909)
        6. G. S. Faber, Doctrine of the Trinity – Vol. 1: Teaching of the Apostles | Vol. 2: Objections Considered (1832) [TOP]
      3. Bibliology: The Holy Scriptures
        1. Revelation
        2. Inspiration
        3. Historicity
        4. Credibility of its Miracles
          1. C. A. Auberlen – The Divine Revelation (1867).
        5. Inerrancy
      4. Christology: Jesus the Christ
        1. Christologies
          1. Richard N. Longenecker – Contours of Christology in the New Testament (2005)
          2. C. F. D. Moule – The Origin of Christology (1977)
          3. Stuart Olyott – Jesus is Both God and Man: What the Bible Teaches About the Person of Christ (1982)
          4. Benjamin W. Bacon – Jesus the Son of God or Primitive Christology (1911)
          5. John C. Granbery – Outline of New Testament Christology: A Study of Genetic Relationships within the Christology of the New Testament Period (1909)
          6. James Stalker – The Christology of Jesus: Being His Teaching Concerning Himself According to the Synoptic Gospels (1899)
        2. Deity of Christ
          1. Robert Bowman and J. Ed. Komoszewski. – Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ (2007)
          2. Darrell L. Bock and Daniel B. Wallace. – Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture’s Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ (2007)
          3. Josh McDowell and Bart Larson – Jesus: A Biblical Defense of His Deity (1983)
        3. Humanity of Christ (Incarnation)
          1. Alister E. McGrath – Incarnation (2006) Reflections involving paintings, literature, theology, and prayer.
          2. Oliver D. Crisp – Divinity & Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered (2007)
          3. A. B. Bruce – The Humiliation of Christ, In Its Ethical, Physical, and Official Aspects (1876)
          4. Steve Singleton – “Is Jesus Christ Still Human?” (2010) [TOP]
        4. Atonement
          1. Leon Morris – The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross (1955) This is the classic and careful treatment of the multifaceted significance of the death of Christ. If you don’t have this, you should sell your coat and buy it!
          2. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones – The Cross (1986) Excellent collection of expository sermons.
          3. Martin Robinson – The Passion and the Cross: Why Did Jesus Have to Die? (2005)
          4. J. I. Packer & Mark Dever – In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement (2008)
          5. Leon Morris – The Atonement: Its Meaning & Significance (1984)
          6. George Smeaton – The Doctrine of the Atonement as Taught by Christ Himself (1871)
          7. William Symington – On the Atonement… of Jesus Christ (1836)
          8. John Taylor – The Scripture Doctrine of Atonement Examined (1809)
          9. James Denney – The Atonement and the Modern Mind (1903)
        5. Reconciliation
          1. Colin E. Gunton, ed. – Theology of Reconciliation (Research Institute in Systematic Theology Series, 2003)
          2. James Denney – The Christian Doctrine of Reconciliation (1917)
          3. Arthur W. Pink – The Doctrine of Reconciliation
        6. Resurrection
          1. Francis X. Durrell – Christ Our Passover: The Indispensable Role of Resurrection in Our Salvation (2003)
          2. William Lane Craig – “Historicity of the Empty Tomb of Jesus” (1985)
          3. Kirsopp Lake – The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (1907)
          4. William Milligan – The Resurrection of Our Lord (1917)
          5. Brooke Foss Westcott – The Gospel of the Resurrection: Thoughts on Its Relation to Reason & History (4th ed., 1879)
          6. George Moberly – The Sayings of the Great 40 Days Between the Resurrection and Ascension, regarded as the Outlines of the Kingdom of God (1871) [TOP]
      5. Present work
        1. Michael Plant – Before the Throne of God Above: Jesus, Our Heavenly High Priest (2007)
        2. William Milligan – The Ascension and Heavenly Priesthood of Our Lord (1892).
        3. John Bunyan – The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate Clearly Explained (6th ed., 1725) | Work of Jesus Christ–Easy-to-Read-Edition
        4. William Symington – On the … Intercession of Jesus Christ (1836)
      6. Return (Parousia)
        1. Les Brittingham – Taking a Second Look at the Second Coming: A Sensible Alternative to Current Prophecy Teaching (2005)
        2. S. P. T. Prideaux – The Second Coming of Christ: An Essay in Interpretation (1918)
        3. Israel P. Warren – The Parousia: A Critical Study of the Scripture Doctrines of Christ’s Second Coming (2nd ed., 1884)
        4. David Brown – Christ’s Second Coming: Will It Be Premillennial? (7th ed., 1882) [TOP]
  1. Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit
    1. For purchase:
      1. Jack Cottrell – The Holy Spirit: A Biblical Study
      2. F. D. Bruner – A Theology of the Holy Spirit: The Pentecostal Experience and the New Testament Witness
      3. Harvey Floyd – Is the Holy Spirit for Me?
      4. John Stott – Baptism and Fullness: The Work of the Holy Spirit Today (1976)
    2. For online reading:
      1. H. B. Swete – The Holy Spirit in the New Testament: A Study in Primitive Christian Teaching (1909)
      2. H. B. Swete – On the Early History of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit with Especial Reference to the Controversies of the Fourth Century (1873)
      3. Abraham Kuyper – The Work of the Holy Spirit (1900) – Despite my disagreement with Kuyper on some points, such as his view of speaking in tongues and of the role of the Spirit in conversion, he provides us with much valuable information. As in all study, you must exercise discernment!
    3. Attributes of the Spirit
      1. E. R. Hendrix – The Personality of the Holy Spirit (1903) [TOP]
    4. Glossalalia (Speaking in Tongues)
      1. Merrill F. Unger – New Testament Teaching on Tongues (repr. 2002)
    5. Gifts of the Spirit
      1. S. N. Gundry, Wayne Grudem, eds. – Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? Four Views (1996) Four views are: Cessationist – R.B. Gaffin Jr., Open but Cautious – R.L. Saucy, Third Wave – S. Storms, and Pentecostal/Charismatic – D.A. Voss
      2. Samuel E. Waldron – To Be Continued: Are the Miraculous Gifts for Today? (repr. 2007)
    6. Discerning one’s spiritual gift(s)
      1. Bobby Chilton – Spiritual Gifts: A Self-Study or Group-Study Manual (1996)
      2. Bruce Bugbee – Discover Your Spiritual Gifts the Network Way (2004)
    7. The Fruit of the Spirit
      1. Thomas E. Trask & Wayde I. Goodall – The Fruit of the Spirit: Becoming the Person God Wants You to Be (2000)
      2. Philip D. Kenneson – Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community (1999)
  2. Anthropology: The Human Identity
    1. Herman Hoeksema – Knowing God and Man (2006) Calvinist perspective
    2. Linleigh Roberts – Let Us Make Man (1988)
    3. John Laidlaw – The Bible Doctrine of Man (1879)
    4. Julius Müller, The Christian Doctrine of Sin – Vol. 1: The Existence of Evil | Vol. 2: The Possibility of Sin & The Diffusion of Sin (1853)
    5. Steve Singleton – “True Guilt or Guilt Feelings? What is Your Spiritual Diagnosis? What’s the Remedy?” [TOP]
  3. Ecclesiology: The Community of the Redeemed
    1. Nature of God’s Church
      1. Everett Ferguson – The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today
      2. F. J. A. Hort – The Christian Ecclesia: A Course of Lectures on the Early History and Early Conceptions of the Ecclesia (1897).
    2. Nature of Christian Worship
      1. John L. Girardeau – Instrumental Music in the Public Worship of the Church (1888). This Presbyterian seminary professor makes a strong case against musical instruments in worship under the New Covenant based on sound hermeneutical principles. [TOP]
      2. J. F. Keating – The Agape and the Eucharist in the Early Church: Studies in the History of the Christian Love-feasts (1901)
      3. R. Lee Cole – Love-feasts: A History of the Christian Agape (1916)
  4. Satan & Demonology: The Unswerving Enemy of the Saints
    1. Merrill F. Unger – Biblical Demonology: A Study of Spiritual Forces at Work Today (1995) A thorough and reverent examination of the passages of the Old and New Testaments, shedding light upon the invisible spiritual forces at work today.
    2. Erwin W. Lutzer – The Serpent of Paradise: The Incredible Story of How Satan’s Rebellion Serves God’s Purposes (1996) Lutzer contends that we cannot properly understand Satan unless we first understand God. When we stand in awe of God, we will find it unnecessary to stand in awe of Satan.
    3. Anonymous – The Satan of Scripture (1876).
  5. Eschatology: The Consummation of History
    1. General works on eschatology
      1. William Barclay – At the Last Trumpet: Jesus Christ and the End of Time (1998) Provides a short commentary on virtually every end-times passage in the New Testament
    2. Different Schools of Eschatological Interpretation<\li>
      1. Surveys of the different schools
        1. Robert Clouse, ed. – The Meaning of the Millennium: Four Views (1977)
        2. Stanley N. Gundry, ed. – Three Views on the Rapture (1996)
      2. Amillennial
        1. Preterist
        2. Continuous Historical
        3.  Symbolic
      3.  Premillennial
        1. Pre-Trib: Dispensational Premillennialism
        2. Mid-Trib
        3. Post-Trib: Historical Premillennialism (Chiliasm)
      4.  Postmillennial
    3. The Intermediate State
    4. The Day of Christ
      1. Resurrection of the dead
      2. Judgment Day
    5. Eternal Life (New Heavens & New Earth)
    6. Eternal Death (Hell)
      1. Survey of interpretations
      2. Eternal Conscious Torment
      3. Annihilation (Conditionalist)

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