6/20/2007

Help Needed

I am studying systematic theology for a blog post. I am particularly concerned with theology proper (attributes of God). I am reviewing the following:

A Summary of Christian Doctrine – Louis Berkhof
Abstract of Systematic Theology – James P. Boice

Systematic Theology – Wayne Grudem
Systematic Theology – Charles Hodge
One Holy Passion – R. C. Sproul
Christian Dogmatics – John Mueller

Thanks to LP Cruz for the recommendation on the last one.

Does anyone have any more suggestions? Any comments would be appreciated.

6 comments:

Steve Newell said...

Are the attribute of God those unique to God the Father or is it those that can be attributed to each of the Three Persons of the Holy Trinity? If you start with only focusing on God the Father, you may end up at the same place as John Calvin. If you start with God the Son, you may end up at the same place as Martin Luther.

J. K. Jones said...

I intend to study the issue from both perspectives and decide. So the answer is, both.

R.T. Jones said...

From a reformed perspective, you will not want to neglect The Doctrine of God by Gerald Bray (IVP). Besides Grudem, the standard Evangelical treatment is Systematic Theology by Millard Erickson.
It is important to read outside of our own tradition. I am currently reading through a theological anthology, The Christian Theology Reader, edited by Alister McGrath, which provides 361 passages from relevant theologians from every century since Christ (43 readings are specifically on the doctrine of God). For an entirely different theological perspective, check out the recent lists by Halden and Ben Myers.

J. K. Jones said...

Thanks, RT.

I'll look them up.

R.T. Jones said...

Oops. I was in the bookstore today and noticed that the title of Erickson's book is Christian Theology, not Systematic Theology.

J. K. Jones said...

R. T.

Found McGrath's anthology. I've read about half of it (I admit to skiping around). Good stuff.

Thanks for the recommend.

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