This volume is simply indispensable. Louis Berkhof can put more theology in a paragraph than most people can put in an entire book. Though dated, nothing yet has surpassed it. Works well with Berkhof's History of Christian Doctrines.
People always talk about Calvin, but how many actually read Calvin? If you are Reformed and don't read or own Calvin, shame on you!
Finally, Herman Bavinck's magisterial four-volume Gereformeerde Dogmatiek is being translated into English. This is volume one, with two others listed below. This is great stuff-even though it is a bit dated. Wise, faithful to biblical text, and draws upon the wealth of our tradition. This is worth owning and reading. I being Reformed basically because of this man.
While I advocate reading each of the Reformed confessions as a distinct document, it is valuable to see what they have in common and where they differ. This volume is very helpful this regard.
The high-water mark of Reformed orthodoxy. Glad to have this available. Highly recommended.
Vos made biblical theology the center of modern Reformed theological reflection. This is a profound and important book. Very helpful.
Some of Vos' best work is found in this compilation of essays. There is some great stuff here--especially his articles on covenant theology, Pauline eschatology and redemption.
How do we as Reformed Christian engage in the theological enterprise in a post-modern world? Michael offers a way forward which is thoroughly grounded in the past--historic covenant theology. All young theologians and seminarians need to read this!
Michael continues the theme of grounding our theology in covenant and eschatology. Very important and ground-breaking stuff.
In this book, Michael responds to the New Perspectives on Paul (NPP) and Radical Orthodoxy (RO). Michael's evaluation of the Sanders, Dunn, Wright approach to Paul is brilliant. Michael argues that NPP defenders fail to properly distinguish between covenants of works and covenants of grace. Thus Sanders can't explain Paul, Dunn and Wright err by seeing Paul as more influenced by Second Temple Judaism than reacting against its errors.
This is a profound and brilliant book. This one and Kingdom Prologue are simply amazing. This is the box-top to the puzzle--a metanarrative which actually makes sense! Kline gets a bad rap from people who haven't taken the time to read him. Kline is an ardent defender of inerrancy, the historicity of Adam, a covenant of works, and justification via imputed righteousness.
Though quite dated and not easy to read, this is still an important book, about a fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith. Highly recommended.