a new book

Some of you are going to think I’ve either gone off the deep end or will frustrated trying to figure me out, as in, why would a supposed arminian read a book on The Theology of B.B. Warfield?  Yup, I got a copy – I saw it and thought about how he has influenced many aspects of American Evangelical Christianity irrespective of denominational background and decided to give it a try – should be interesting to say the least!

Here is a description:

The first comprehensive, systematic treatment of B. B. Warfield’s theology. This single volume gives scholars, pastors, and students a concise account of Warfield’s position on all theological topics.

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851–1921) was undoubtedly one of the greatest Reformed theologians in the history of America. As professor of didactic and polemic theology at Princeton University, he wrote extensively in defense of fundamental Christian doctrines. While his writing touched on the full spectrum of theological topics, it was spread over hundreds of periodicals, books, and pamphlets, and a significant portion has never been published in an accessible form. Warfield stands as a dominant figure on the theological landscape, but few have a comprehensive grasp of his theology, largely because of the difficulty of tracing his ideas through numerous sources.

Fred G. Zaspel has spent many years studying Warfield’s published and unpublished writing, and presents here a concise and coherent systematic theology per B. B. Warfield. For the first time ever, readers can, in one volume, access the content of this great theologian’s academic, sermonic, and devotional works. Scholars, pastors, and students will profit from the unique combination of comprehensive detail and devotional warmth in this systematic theology.

Like I said, should be interesting reading for sure.  Here is a link to the contents and chp 1 and endorsements, etc.  It’s a nice looking book too, hardback and nice readable layout.

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3 responses to “a new book

  1. I don’t think either. I think that every Arminian who can should read more Warfield. He was a brilliant biblical theologian! I have this book for review and it looks to be pretty thorough. I’ve only skimmed it at this point but I’m really looking forward to reading it. Oh, and I clicked the links. 🙂

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