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Chafer's Systematic Theology

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 sho… 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… 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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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: 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…

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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…

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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 forthrigh… 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…

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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. … 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 err… 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…

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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…

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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…

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 pract… 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…

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Counterpoints: Five Views on Sanctification

Counterpoints: Five Views on Sanctification

by Stanley N. Gundry

Christians generally recognize the need to live a holy, or sanctified, life. But they differ on what sanctification is and how it is achieved. Five Views on Sanctification brings together in one easy-to-understand volume five major Protestant views on sanctification. Writing from a solid evangelical stance, each author describes and defends his own understan… Read more…

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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…

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Counterpoints: Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?

Counterpoints: Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?

by Stanley N. Gundry

Are the gifts of tongues, prophecy, and healing for today? No, say cessationists. Yes, say Pentecostal and Third Wave Christians. Maybe, say a large sector of open-but-cautious evangelicals. What’s the answer? Is there an answer? Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? takes you to the heart of the charismatic controversy. It provides an impartial format for compa… Read more…

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Counterpoints: Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Counterpoints: Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

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…

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Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection Two: 8-Volume Set

Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection Two: 8-Volume Set

The Counterpoints Theological Studies Collection Two: 8-Volume Set is a value for readers (the total retail value of the individual books is over $175), covering diverse topics in the area of theology including volumes on biblical inerrancy, miraculous gifts, creation and evolution, the trinity, divine providence, and much more. With volum… Read more…

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