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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Systematic Theologies Compiled

Several months ago, I posted a list of my top 12 systematic theologies but did not provide any links or bibliographic information about the books. I have updated the listed and added others to make it more complete. The order they are in is based on my experience with them and personal recommendation (which is assumed). I will also be adding this list to my compilation posts on the sidebar for easy access if anyone is looking for more resources in systematic theology. I am sure there are other works out there that I may have overlooked, but I think I have covered most of them. Here they are:

  1. John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion 1559 translation, 2 vol. edition (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1960)
  2. Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995)
  3. Thomas Watson’s Body of Divinity (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998)
  4. Louis Berkhof’s Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996)
  5. Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology 3 vol. (Grand Rapids: Henrickson, 1999)
  6. Robert Reymond’s New Systematic Theology for the Christian Faith (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998)
  7. James P. Boyce’s Abstract of Systematic Theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1996)
  8. John L. Dagg’s Manual of Theology (Hess Publications, 1998)
  9. Millard Erickson’s Christian Theology 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998)
  10. Gordon Lewis and Bruce Demarest’s Integrative Theology (3 in 1) (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996)
  11. John Gill’s Body of Doctrinal and Practical Divinity (3 vol.) (Baptist Standard Bearer, 2004)
  12. William Shedd’s Dogmatic Theology 3rd ed. (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 2003)
  13. R.L. Dabney’s Systematic Theology (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1985)
  14. Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003, 2004, 2006)
  15. Robert Duncan Culver’s Systematic Theology: Biblical and Historical (Ross-shire, Great Britain: Christian Focus, 2005)
  16. Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology 3 vol. (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1997)
  17. Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics 14 vol. (T&T Clark, 2004)
  18. A.A. Hodge’s Outlines of Theology (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1996)
  19. William Ames’ Marrow of Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997)
  20. Alister McGrath’s Christian Theology (and Reader) (Blackwell, 2001)
  21. Augustus H. Strong’s Systematic Theology (Judson Press, 1985)
  22. E.Y. Mullin’s The Christian Religion in Its Doctrinal Expression (Wipf & Stock, 2000)
  23. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica 5 vol. (Christian Classics, 1981)
  24. Donald Bloesch’s Essentials for Evangelical Theology 2 vol. (Grand Rapids: Hendrickson, 2005)
  25. Norman Geisler’s Systematic Theology 4 vol. (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2004)
  26. Dale Moody’s The Word of Truth (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990)
  27. James Leo Garrett’s Systematic Theology 2 vol. (Bibal Press, 2001)
  28. Lewis Sperry Chafer’s Systematic Theology 4 vol. (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1993)
  29. Charles Ryrie’s Basic Theology (Chicago: Moody, 1999)
  30. Thomas Oden’s Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Henrickson, 2006)
  31. Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Systematic Theology 3 vol. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994)
  32. Henry Thiessen’s Lectures in Systematic Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979)
  33. Emil Brunner’s Dogmatics 3 vol. (James Clarke Company, 2002)
  34. Paul Tillich’s Systematic Theology 3 vol. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976)
  35. Robert Jenson’s Systematic Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Note: Some of the entries are incomplete in the location of the publisher.


Blogger Steve Weaver said...

Good list, but what about Dale Moody's The Word of Truth?

8/01/2006 08:58:00 AM

Blogger Timmy said...


Yep. I overlooked it! Funny thing is I think someone mentioned it on my previous post in the meta. I will add it to the list. Thanks for the addition.

8/01/2006 02:03:00 PM

Blogger sage said...

You have Brunner and not Barth? Interesting list, and you did good to put Calvin first, in my very humble opinion.

8/02/2006 07:06:00 PM

Blogger Timmy said...


Barth has been added. Thanks for showing that I left his massive work out!

8/03/2006 04:22:00 PM


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