Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology

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by Louis Berkhof
     
 

This landmark edition combines Berkhof's standard, systematic treatment of the doctrines of the Reformed faith -- his magnum opus -- with his Introduction to Systematic Theology. Written in a scholarly yet simple style, and completely outlined and indexed, the work includes a thorough bibliography, and questions for further study follow each section. A newSee more details below

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This landmark edition combines Berkhof's standard, systematic treatment of the doctrines of the Reformed faith -- his magnum opus -- with his Introduction to Systematic Theology. Written in a scholarly yet simple style, and completely outlined and indexed, the work includes a thorough bibliography, and questions for further study follow each section. A new preface by Richard A. Muller explains the relation and importance of Berkhof's prolegomena to the rest of his systematic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802838209
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/24/1996
Pages:
992
Sales rank:
321,465
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.02(h) x 2.33(d)

Table of Contents

The Idea and History of Dogmatic Theology
INames Applied to the Systematic Presentation of Theology15
IIThe Nature of Dogmas18
AThe Name 'Dogma'18
BThe Formal Characteristics of Dogmas21
CThe Necessity of Dogmas26
DThe Elements Involved in Dogmas31
IIIThe Idea of Dogmatic Theology35
AThe Relation of Dogmas to Dogmatics35
BThe Object of Dogmatic Theology39
CTheology as a Science44
DThe Encyclopaedic Place of Dogmatics48
IVThe Task, Method, and Distribution of Dogmatics53
AThe Task of Dogmatics53
BThe Method of Dogmatics59
CDistribution of the Material of Dogmatics72
VHistory of Dogmatics76
AThe Period of the Old Catholic Church76
BThe Period of the Middle Ages78
CThe Period of the Reformation79
DThe Period of Protestant Scholasticism80
EThe Period of Rationalism and Supranaturalism83
FThe Period of Modern Theology84
The Principia of Dogmatics
IPrincipia in General93
APrincipia in Non-Theological Sciences93
BPrincipia in Religion or Theology96
IIReligion98
AThe Essence of Religion98
BThe Seat of Religion106
CThe Origin of Religion109
IIIThe Principium Cognoscendi Externum (Revelation)116
AName and Concept of Revelation116
BGeneral Revelation128
CSpecial Revelation133
DSpecial Revelation and Scripture139
IVThe Inspiration of Scripture144
AThe Doctrine of Inspiration in History144
BScriptural Proof for the Inspiration of the Bible146
CNature and Extent of Inspiration150
DAttempts to Discredit the Doctrine of Inspiration156
EObjections to the Doctrine of Inspiration159
FThe Perfections of Scripture162
VThe Principium Cognoscendi Internum170
AThe Human Understanding170
BSpeculative Reason173
CDevout Feeling or Religious Intuition175
DThe Moral Consciousness178
EFaith the Proper Principium Internum181
FThe Ground of Faith182
Select Literature187
Index of Authors193
Index of Subjects197

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