Monday, February 6, 2023

Theology (Systematic-ish)


Outline.


1. Evangelical.

A. Mere Christianity.

B. Mere Protestantism (The Five Solas).

C. Introduction to Theology (Evangelical).

2. Reformed.

D. Introduction to Theology (Reformed).

3. Anglican.

4. Lutheran.

5. Methodist.

6. Baptist (Reformed).

7. Baptist (Wesleyan).

8. Medieval.

9. Modern Roman Catholic.



1. Evangelical. Return to Outline.



Michael F. Bird, Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction, [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013].


Alister E. McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction: Fourth Edition, [Malden/Oxford/Carlton: Blackwell Publishing, 2007].


Cornelis van der Kooi, Gijsbert van den Brink, Christian Dogmatics: An Introduction, [Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2017]. Preview.


Gregory A. Boyd, Paul R. Eddy, Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology: Second Edition, [Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009].



A. Mere Christianity. Return to Outline.



John Stott, Basic Christianity, [Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2007].


C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, [London: HarperCollins, 2002].


Gerald Bray, God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology, [Wheaton: Crossway, 2012]. Preview.


John Stott, Evangelical Truth: A Personal Plea for Unity, Integrity & Faithfulness: Revised Edition, [Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005].


Gavin Ortlund, Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage, [Wheaton: Crossway, 2020]. Preview.



B. Mere Protestantism (The Five Solas). Return to Outline.



Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Biblical Authority After Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity, [Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2016]. 



C. Introduction to Theology (Evangelical). Return to Outline.



Tony Lane, Exploring Christian Doctrine: A Guide to What Christians Believe, [Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2014]. Preview.



2. Reformed. Return to Outline.



Francis Turretin, Institutes of Elenctic Theology (3 Vols.).


Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology (3 Vols.). See also: monergism.com.


W. G. T. Shedd, Dogmatic Theology (3 Vols.). See also: monergism.com.


John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Vols.). Single volume: monergism.com and ccel.org.


Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics (4 Vols.).


John Calvin, Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, With the Antidote, In: Tracts: Volume Third, trans. Henry Beveridge, [Edinburg: Printed for the Calvin Translation Society, 1851]. See also: monergism.com.


Archibald Alexander Hodge, Outlines of Theology: Rewritten and Enlarged, [New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1879]. See also: monergism.com and books.google.com.


Archibald Alexander Hodge, Popular Lectures on Theological Themes, [Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1887]. See also: monergism.com and Evangelical Theology (Banner of Truth edition). 


R. L. Dabney, Syllabus and Notes of the Course of Systematic and Polemic Theology: Second Edition, [St. Louis: Presbyterian Publishing Company of St. Louis, 1878]. See also: archive.org (Banner of Truth edition) and monergism.com.


Michael Horton, The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way, [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011]. Preview.

Cf. Michael Horton, Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples, [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012].



D. Introduction to Theology (Reformed). Return to Outline.



James Montgomery Boice, Foundations of the Christian Faith: A Comprehensive & Readable Theology: Revised in One Volume, [Downers Grove/Leicester: InterVarsity Press, 1986].



3. Anglican. Return to Outline.



John Jewel, An Apology of the Church of England; In: The Works of John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury: The Third Portion, ed. John Ayre, [Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1848], pp. 49ff. See also: gutenberg.org and davenantinstitute.org (to buy a modern edition). 


John Jewel, A Defense of the Apology, 1-3; In: The Works of John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury: The Third Portion, ed. John Ayre, [Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1848], pp. 113ff. See also: archive.org (1843).


John Jewel, A Defense of the Apology, 4-6; In: The Works of John Jewel, Bishop of Salisbury: The Fourth Portion, ed. John Ayre, [Cambridge: Printed at the University Press, 1850], pp. 627ff. See also: archive.org.


Edward Harold Browne, An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles: Historical and Doctrinal (2 Vols.). See also: single volume edition.


William Beveridge, Ecclesia Anglicana Ecclesia Catholica: Or the Doctrine of the Church of England (2 Vols.). See also: single volume edition. 


W. H. Griffith Thomas, The Principles of Theology: An Introduction to the Thirty-Nine Articles, [London: Church Book Room Press Ltd., 1963].


Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, 1-4; In: The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an Account of His Life and Death: Seventh Edition: Vol. I, ed. John Keble, rev. by R. W. Church & F. Paget, [Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1888]. See also: ofthelaws.com.


Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, 5; In: The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an Account of His Life and Death: Seventh Edition: Vol. II, ed. John Keble, rev. by R. W. Church & F. Paget, [Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1888]. See also: ofthelaws.com.



4. Lutheran. Return to Outline.



Martin Chemnitz, Examination of the Council of Trent (4 Vols.).


Martin Chemnitz, Loci Theologici (2 Vols.).

  • Volume 1

  • Volume 2



5. Methodist. Return to Outline.



Thomas Oden, Systematic Theology (3 Vols.).


See also the abridged version: Thomas Oden, Classic Christianity: A Systematic Theology, [New York: HarperCollins, 1992]. Preview.


William Burt Pope, A Compendium of Christian Theology (3 Vols.). See also: fredfredfred.com.


John Wesley, Sermons (2 Vols.). See also: gutenberg.org and ccel.org.



6. Baptist (Reformed). Return to Outline.



Millard J. Erickson, Christian Theology: Third Edition, [Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013].


James P. Boyce, Abstract of Systematic Theology, [Louisville: Chas. T. Dearing, 1882]. See also: ccel.org and monergism.com.


Gordon R. Lewis, Bruce A. Demarest, Integrative Theology: Three Volumes in One, [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996].



7. Baptist (Wesleyan). Return to Outline.



Stanley J. Grenz, Theology for the Community of God, [Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000]. Preview.



8. Medieval. Return to Outline.



John of Damascus, Exposition of the Orthodox Faith. See also: ccel.org and The Fathers of the Church (alternate translation).


Peter Lombard, The Sentences (4 Vols.).

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4


Thomas Aquinas, Compendium of Theology; republished as: Aquinas’s Shorter Summa. See also: isidore.co and books.google.com.


Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (22 Vols.). See also: ccel.org ; newadvent.org ; gutenberg.org ; and/or thomisticinstitute.org.

Volume 1 (Pt. 1, QQ. 1-26)

Volume 2 (Pt. 1, QQ. 27-49)

Volume 3 (Pt. 1, QQ. 50-74)

Volume 4 (Pt. 1, QQ. 75-102)

Volume 5 (Pt. 1, QQ. 103-119)

Volume 6 (Pt. 2/1, QQ. 1-48)

Volume 7 (Pt. 2/1, QQ. 49-89)

Volume 8 (Pt. 2/1, QQ. 90-114)

Volume 9 (Pt. 2/2, QQ. 1-46)

Volume 10 (Pt. 2/2, QQ. 47-79)

Volume 11 (Pt. 2/2, QQ. 80-100)

Volume 12 (Pt. 2/2, QQ. 101-140)

Volume 13 (Pt. 2/2, QQ. 141-170)

Volume 14 (Pt. 2/2, QQ. 171-189)

Volume 15 (Pt. 3, QQ. 1-26)

Volume 16 (Pt. 3, QQ. 27-59)

Volume 17 (Pt. 3, QQ. 60-83)

Volume 18 (Pt. 3, QQ. 84-Suppl.33)

Volume 19 (Pt. 3(Supplement), QQ. 69-86)

Volume 20 (Pt. 3(Supplement), QQ. 87-99)

Volume 21 

Volume 22 (Index)



9. Modern Roman Catholic. Return to Outline.



Catechism of the Catholic Church: With Modifications From The Editio Typica, [New York: Doubleday, 1997]. See also: vatican.va.



καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων καὶ τὰ πάντα ἐν αὐτῷ συνέστηκεν ~ Soli Deo Gloria


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