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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…

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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…

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 di… 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Counterpoints: Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity

Counterpoints: Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity

by Stanley N. Gundry

The doctrine of the Trinity stands front and center of the Christian faith and its articulation. After a sustained drought of trinitarian engagement, the doctrine of the Trinity has increasingly resurged to the forefront of Evangelical confession. The second half of the twentieth century, however, saw a different kind of trinitarian theology developing, givi… 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: Two Views on Women in Ministry

Counterpoints: Two Views on Women in Ministry

by Stanley N. Gundry

What does the Bible say about women’s roles in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. This book furnishes you with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in ministry so you can better understand each one’s strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each… Read more…

To Know and Love God

To Know and Love God

by John S. Feinberg and David K. Clark

It is the job of all believers, not just theologians, to serve God by discerning what is true about the crucial issues of life. Our task is to learn more about God. Our privilege is to love God passionately with our minds. Clearly then, spiritual life must have theology as one of its ingredients, but this, by itself, will not guarantee a vibrant spiritual li… 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: Three Views on the Rapture

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Rapture

by Stanley N. Gundry

Premillennialists continue to be divided on the question of the rapture of the church. Will it occur before, in the middle of, or after the tribulation? Drs. Feinberg (pretribulation), Archer (midtribulation), and Moo (post-tribulation) present the cases for their respective positions. They also critique each other’s positions, and they provide a defense i… 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…

Against the Gods

Against the Gods

by John D. Currid and John D. Currid

Did Moses borrow ideas from his cultural neighbors when he wrote the Pentateuch? Scholars disagree on the relationship between portions of the Old Testament and similar ancient Near Eastern accounts. Following in the footsteps of higher critics, some evangelical scholars now argue that Moses drew significantly from the worldview of his pagan contemporaries. … 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 Tes… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

by Stanley N. Gundry

Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: pr… 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…

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: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

by Stanley N. Gundry

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism. The contributors each state their case for one of four views on the spectrum of evangelicalism: Kevin T. Bauder: Fund… 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…

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: 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 Stanley N. Gundry and Louis Goldberg

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…


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