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Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-By Book Survey

Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book-By Book Survey

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Theological Interpretation of the New Testament features Key articles from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, which introduced significant names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. The articles, authored by leading scholars, provide a history of interpretation and cover major theological id… Read more…

Chafer's Systematic Theology (4 Vols.)

Chafer's Systematic Theology (4 Vols.)

by Lewis Sperry Chafer

. . . the definitive statement of dispensational theology.—Walter Elwell Lewis Sperry Chafer defined systematic theology as "the collecting, systematically arranging, comparing, exhibiting and defending of all facts concerning God and His works from any and every source." He outlines the topics he feels sho… Read more…

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

by D.A. Carson and D. A. Carson

At first thought, understanding the doctrine of the love of God seems simple compared to trying to fathom other doctrines like that of the Trinity or predestination. Especially since the overwhelming majority of those who believe in God view Him as a loving being.That is precisely what makes this doctrine so difficult. The only aspect of God's character … Read more…

The Divine Substitute: The Atonement in the Bible and History

The Divine Substitute: The Atonement in the Bible and History

by Brian Edwards and Ian Shaw

Why did Christ have to die such a terrible death on the cross? Was there no other way? Why was there need for a divine substitute? This book explores the very heart of the Christian Gospel - that Christ died in the place of sinners, bearing their sin and guilt and the just and holy punishment that they deserved from God. The doctrine of the atonement has bec… Read more…

The Doctrine of God: A Theology of Lordship

The Doctrine of God: A Theology of Lordship

by John M. Frame

Readers familiar with Frame’s analysis of historic doctrines and current questions will welcome this long- awaited second installment in the Theology of Lordship series. Here he examines the attributes, acts, and names of God in connection with a full spectrum of relevant theological, ethical, spiritual truths. The Doctrine of God received the 2003 ECPA Go… Read more…

Works of William Perkins, (2 Vols.)

Works of William Perkins, (2 Vols.)

by William Perkins

The first volume contains three of Perkins’s treatises. The first is A Digest or Harmony of the Books of the Old and New Testament, which offers a synopsis of the Bible that relates sacred history to the chronology of the world. Dating God’s creation of the universe in 3967 BC, Perkins develops his overview of redemptive history that culminates in the fi… Read more…

On the Incarnation of the Word

On the Incarnation of the Word

by Saint Athanasius

On the Incarnation of the Word is a classic work of Orthodox theology written by noted bishop of Alexandria, St. Athanasius. In this apologetic treatise, St. Athanasius defends the incarnation of Christ against the derision of 4th century non-believers. St. Athanasius explains why God chose to approach his fallen people in human form. He resolves the paradox… Read more…

On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books

On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books

by St. Augustine

St. Augustine helps readers learn, teach, and defend the truths of Scripture in On Christian Doctrine. According to St. Augustine, Scripture should be interpreted with faith, hope, and love if we are to fully understand it. This work offers an impressive wealth of practical wisdom for reading the Bible. It is evident that St. Augustine earnestly wanted his r… Read more…

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: A Theology of Lordship

The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God: A Theology of Lordship

by John M. Frame

This first volume in the Theology of Lordship series combines trenchant analysis with practical insight and counsel for living in the knowledge of God. Frame writes with the conviction that theology is the application of God's word to our lives in all situations. John M. Frame (B. D., Westminster Theological Seminary; A. M. and M. Phil., Yale Un… Read more…

Confessions of Saint Augustine

Confessions of Saint Augustine

by St. Augustine

In his Confessions, Saint Augustine reflects upon his life and chronicles his conversion to Christianity in the light of scripture and the presence of God. He begins with his infancy, pondering the many sins of his life before his conversion, and he confesses not only his sins but even more the greatness of God. Written in the form of a prayer addressed to G… Read more…

Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology

Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology

by John M. Frame

Beginning students of theology and church leaders looking for a theological refresher or teaching tool will welcome this remarkably clear introduction to the doctrines of Scripture. In an almost conversational style, Salvation Belongs to the Lord explores all the major biblical truths, explains key terms of systematic theology, and reflects on their implicat… Read more…

Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

by Saint John of the Cross

The Dark Night of the Soul is a spiritually moving book. In it, St. John of the Cross describes the soul's journey--the "dark night"--to the "divine union of the love of God." St. John uses rich and deeply symbolic language to depict the journey. However, he does not simply describe the journey; he also offers encouragement and comfort di… Read more…

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

History of the Christian Church (8 Vols.)

by Philip Schaff

Philip Schaff (1819-1893) wrote one of the finest histories of the church available. His eight-volume work published in 1910 covers Christian history from apostolic Christianity to the Swiss Reformation (1648), and incorporates discussion of ideas and ideals throughout the history of the church with the requisite facts and figures for each period of history.… Read more…

By Faith Alone Answering the Challenges to the Doctrine of Justification

By Faith Alone Answering the Challenges to the Doctrine of Justification

by Gary L. Johnson, R. Albert MohlerJr., David F. Wells, David VanDrunen, Richard D. Phillips, Gary L. W. Johnson, John Bolt, Guy P. Waters, T. David Gordon, C. F. Allison, E. Calvin Beisner, Fowler White and Cornelis P. Venema

The Reformation swept across Europe with a God-glorifying gospel of grace. Now the doctrine of grace cherished and proclaimed by the Reformers is under renewed assault from an unexpected place—the evangelical church itself.With the help of several theologians, Gary L. W. Johnson and Guy P. Waters trace the background and development of two seemingly di… Read more…

Reformed Dogmatics (4 Volume Set)

Reformed Dogmatics (4 Volume Set)

by John Bolt, Herman Bavinck and John Vriend

In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer Herman Bavinck's complete Reformed Dogmatics in English for the very first time. Bavinck's approach throughout is meticulous. As he discusses the standard topics of dogmatic theology, he stands on the shoulders of giants such as Augustine, … Read more…

New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith

New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith

by Robert L. Reymond

A contemporary, foundational statement of classic reformed faith, now revised and updated. Comprehensive, coherent, contextual, and conversational Scripture-saturated, with more exegesis and more Scripture quotations than other one-volume theologies Upholds classic Calvinist positions on baptism, the Trinity, church government, and much more Interacts with … Read more…

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in One God (Volume 1)

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in One God (Volume 1)

by Gerald Bray

"We believe in one God, the Father." The opening clause of the Nicene Creed can be summed up in a single word--monotheism. In the early centuries of the church, this striking doctrine stood starkly against a cultural background of multiple deities and spiritual powers. While it clearly builds on its Jewish heritage, calling God "Father" antic… Read more…

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series: We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ (Volume 2)

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series: We Believe in One Lord Jesus Christ (Volume 2)

by John Anthony McGuckin

"Who do you say that I am?" This question that Jesus asked of his disciples, so central to his mission, became equally central to the fledgling church. How would it respond to the Gnostics who answered by saying Jesus was less than fully human? How would it respond to the Arians who contended he was less than fully God? It was these challenges that u… Read more…

Christian's Reasonable Service (4 vols.)

Christian's Reasonable Service (4 vols.)

by Wilhelmus à Brakel

First published in 1700, The Christian’s Reasonable Service (De Redelijke Godsdienst) ran through twenty Dutch editions in the eighteenth century alone! The title is derived from Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable serv… Read more…

Setting Our Affections upon Glory

Setting Our Affections upon Glory

by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones stands as one of the preeminent preachers of the 20th century. An ardent opponent of liberalism and a defender of orthodoxy, “The Doctor’s” legacy is still being felt today throughout the Protestant world. This collection of 9 previously unpublished sermons, originally delivered during his final visit to the United States… Read more…

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord (Volume 3)

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord (Volume 3)

by Mark J. Edwards

The resurrection changed everything. "But for the resurrection," writes Mark J. Edwards, "there would have been no reason to argue for a union of two natures in the person of Christ, let alone for a dyad or triad in the Godhead. All that he had said and done in the course of his earthly ministry would have sat well enough with the character of a … Read more…

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in the Holy Spirit (Volume 4)

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in the Holy Spirit (Volume 4)

by Joel C. Elowsky

"The Spirit blows where it pleases," Jesus said to Nicodemus. "You hear its sound but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit." The Spirit, like the wind, is hard to pin down. Any discussion of the Spirit is fraught with the difficulty of speaking about something o… Read more…

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church (Volume 5)

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series - We Believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church (Volume 5)

by Angelo Di Berardino

When was the church founded? Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God and not of a religious organization subsequently called church. We don't find in the Gospels expressions which make reference to the foundation of a new religious community, a new and distinct community of followers of Jesus. But after the resurrection of Jesus, his followers, as a result of … Read more…

For Us and for Our Salvation The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church

For Us and for Our Salvation The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church

by Stephen J. Nichols

The belief that Christ is the God-man is definitive of Christian orthodoxy and imperative to a right understanding of the gospel. By the middle of the fifth century, the church had wrestled with many challenges to the biblical portrayal of Christ and, in response to those challenges, had formulated the doctrine of Christ that remains the standard to this day… Read more…

Works of William Perkins, Vol. 1

Works of William Perkins, Vol. 1

by William Perkins

The present volume contains three of Perkins’s treatises. The first is A Digest or Harmony of the Books of the Old and New Testament, which offers a synopsis of the Bible that relates sacred history to the chronology of the world. Dating God’s creation of the universe in 3967 BC, Perkins develops his overview of redemptive history that culminates in the … Read more…

Works of William Perkins, Vol. 2

Works of William Perkins, Vol. 2

by William Perkins

This second volume contains Perkins’s Commentary on Galatians. Perkins preached on Galatians each Lord’s Day for over three years. Ralph Cudworth obtained Perkins’s handwritten notes and edited them for publication. Because Perkins did not complete the commentary, Cudworth supplemented the manuscript with his own comments on chapter 6. &#… Read more…

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 1

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 1

by Thomas C. Oden

John Wesley’s Teaching is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture---his collected works fill eighteen volumes---and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrar… Read more…

Counterpoints: Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church

Counterpoints: Remarriage After Divorce in Today's Church

by Paul E. Engle

A biblical and practical case for three main evangelical views on remarriage after divorce Among born-again Christians, 27 percent have experienced divorce as compared to 24 percent in the general population. Yet no consensus exists among evangelicals on their views of remarriage, leaving many Christians confused. This single volume summarizes and explores t… Read more…

Counterpoints: How Jewish Is Christianity

Counterpoints: How Jewish Is Christianity

by Louis Goldberg and Stanley N. Gundry

Diverse perspectives about the messianic movement --- from six contributors. Are Messianic congregations necessary or should Jewish believers be incorporated into the Gentile church? This is the topic of the latest volume in the Counterpoints series. The question of how Christian Jews relate their Jewish practices and customs to the church has been an issue … Read more…

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 2

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 2

by Thomas C. Oden

John Wesley’s Teaching is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture---his collected works fill eighteen volumes---and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrar… Read more…

In Defense of the Descent

In Defense of the Descent

by Daniel Hyde

The Apostles’ Creed claims that Christ “descended into hell,” but do we really believe that? Should we believe that? In this book, Daniel R. Hyde analyzes this controversial claim, bringing valuable light to this long confessed doctrine. He presents the arguments raised against the descent clause, discusses the various understanding of it throughout ch… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World

Counterpoints: Four Views on Salvation in a Pluralistic World

by Stanley N. Gundry

To read the New Testament is to meet the Old Testament at every turn. But exactly how do Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions? Moreover, what fruitful interpretive methods do New Testament texts demonstrate? Leading biblical scholars Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns each present their answers to questions surrou… Read more…

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

by John Piper

When Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You must be born again', the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterized by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'. … Read more…

Counterpoints: Show Them No Mercy

Counterpoints: Show Them No Mercy

by Stanley N. Gundry

A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament. Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction---all men, women, and children---of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus’ command in the New Testament to love your enemies a… Read more…

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 3

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 3

by Thomas C. Oden

John Wesley’s Teaching is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture---his collected works fill eighteen volumes---and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrar… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Hell

Counterpoints: Four Views on Hell

by Stanley N. Gundry

Most contemporary Christians acknowledge the doctrine of hell, but they’d rather not think about how God punishes the wicked. The authors of Four Views on Hell meet this subject head-on with different views on what the Scriptures say. Is hell to be understood literally as a place of eternal smoke and flames? Or are such images simply metaphors for a real b… Read more…

Counterpoints: Who Runs the Church

Counterpoints: Who Runs the Church

by Paul E. Engle

Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way th… Read more…

Did God Write the Bible?

Did God Write the Bible?

by Dan Hayden

After 2,500 years, the Bible remains the most-read book of alltime. No other book has withstood the test of time like this book,which is called the very Word of God.But can we take the Bible's claim to divine authority seriously?Why would God write a book anyway? Dan Hayden addresses these andother questions often posed by skeptics and provides forthrigh… Read more…

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 4

John Wesley’s Teachings, Volume 4

by Thomas C. Oden

John Wesley’s Teachings is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that encompasses all of his writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture---his collected works fill twenty-four volumes---and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrary, Thomas … Read more…

Teaching Predestination

Teaching Predestination

by D. H. Kranendonk

In Teaching Predestination, David H. Kranendonk focuses on the ministry of an early seventeenth-century Puritan-leaning theologian, Elnathan Parr (1577–1622). Although relatively unknown today, Parr’s works were popular in his own day. Kranendonk’s survey contributes a nuanced picture of this English Reformed pastor and demonstrates that Parr’s schol… Read more…


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