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Chafer

Chafer's Systematic Theology

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 should be included in a comprehensive and u… Read more…

Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

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 the… Read more…

Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Theological Interpretation of the Old 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…

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…

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…

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 University; D.… 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…

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…

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…

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 directly to readers as… 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…

By Faith Alone

By Faith Alone

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

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 d… Read more…

Christian

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…

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, John Calvin, Francis Tur… 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" anticipates the Fathe… 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 ultimatel… 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 prophet who … 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 or someone who defies definition … 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 his … Read more…

For Us and for Our Salvation

For Us and for Our Salvation

by Stephen J. Nichols and 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…

Did God Write the Bible?

Did God Write the Bible?

by Dan Hayden and 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 forthright,ho… Read more…

Great Exchange (Foreword by Sinclair Ferguson)

Great Exchange (Foreword by Sinclair Ferguson)

by Jerry Bridges, Bob Bevington, Jerry Bridges, Sinclair B. Ferguson and Bob Bevington

Believers often take for granted the great act of salvation provided to us by the work of Jesus Christ. Beginning with the Old Testament sacrifices and the prophecies that foreshadowed Christ, authors Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington guide believers through the biblical overview of Christ's atonement. The Great Exchange helps believers see how the Old Testame… Read more…

Deliberate Church

Deliberate Church

by Mark Dever, Paul Alexander, Mark Dever and Paul Alexander

Dever and Alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church. Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.… 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'. The term 'born again' has been devalued both in… Read more…

The Unexpected Jesus

The Unexpected Jesus

by R. C. Sproul

Jesus divides history, your birthday is determined by his! But why should that be? This is a man who evokes the widest polarization of opinion of any historical figure: devotion from some, vitriolic abuse by others and astonishing indifference from many. Today most people just don't know who he really was, or is, or don't care. People still put forward… Read more…

Sure I Believe - So What!

Sure I Believe - So What!

by James Montgomery Boice

No matter how enthusiastically we embrace doctrinal teaching it has no real power unless accompanied by action. James Boice tackles key areas of conflict in the Christian's life - avoiding hypocrisy, guarding our tongues using our wealth appropriately, perseverance. If you really believe then it will show in your life. James is a practical book, too pract… Read more…

Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

by Paul E. Engle

Gaining form and momentum over the second half of the 20th century, the Church Growth movement has become an enormous shaping force on the Western church today. You may love it, you may hate it, but you can’t deny its impact. But what exactly is Church Growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it bee… Read more…

Counterpoints: Exploring the Worship Spectrum

Counterpoints: Exploring the Worship Spectrum

by Paul E. Engle

What does worship look like? Is there just one truly right way to worship? Are there any wrong ways? To what extent should our unity as believers manifest itself in unified public worship? Sadly, disagreement over how we should worship our loving God has sparked some most unloving attitudes among Christians. Exploring the Worship Spectrum seeks to correct th… Read more…

Counterpoints: Remarriage After Divorce in Today

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: 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…

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…

Cristologia - a doutrina de Jesus Cristo

Cristologia - a doutrina de Jesus Cristo

by Esequias Soares

Em Cristologia, A Doutrina de Jesus Cristo, Esequias Soares aborda a natureza humana e divina de Jesus Cristo, seus ofícios como: profeta, sacerdote, rei além dos seus títulose obras. São 13 capítulos nos quais o objetivo é oferecer ao leitor a verdadeira identidade de Cristo como revela a Palavra de Deus, denunciando as idéias errôneas dos céti… Read more…

Counterpoints: Five Views on Apologetics

Counterpoints: Five Views on Apologetics

by Stanley N. Gundry

The goal of apologetics is to persuasively answer honest objections that keep people from faith in Jesus Christ. But of several apologetic approaches, which is most effective? Five Views on Apologetics examines the “how-to” of apologetics, putting five prominent views under the microscope: Classical, Evidential, Presuppositional, Reformed Epistemology, a… Read more…

Counterpoints: Five Views on Law and Gospel

Counterpoints: Five Views on Law and Gospel

by Stanley N. Gundry

Do the Law and the Gospel belong to two separate dispensations? Has the Gospel replaced the Law? What is the relevance of the Old Testament Law to our lives as Christians? Is there continuity between it and what Christ expects of us in the Gospel? It is no secret that Christians have differed widely on these questions. This book explores five major approache… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Divine Providence

Counterpoints: Four Views on Divine Providence

by Stanley N. Gundry

Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (pr… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Eternal Security

Counterpoints: Four Views on Eternal Security

by Stanley N. Gundry

Does the Bible support the concept of 'once saved, always saved,' or can a person lose his or her salvation? How do the Scriptures portray the complex interplay between grace and free will? These and related questions are explored from different angles in this thought-provoking Counterpoints volume. The contributors each state their case for one of four prom… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

Counterpoints: Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology

by Stanley N. Gundry

The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology---and those of others---can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be “biblical… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Book of Revelation

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Book of Revelation

by Stanley N. Gundry

Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation. Its images grip the imagination: four grim horsemen, the Antichrist, the ten-horned beast, the ultimate battle at Armageddon, and, of course, 666, the “mark of the beast,” variously interpreted to signify everything from Hitler and Krushchev to credit cards and the Int… Read more…


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