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  • 1312 Pages
  • Publisher : Crossway/Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date : March 2019

Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 1: Revelation and God

Beeke, Joel; Smalley, Paul M.

The aim of systematic theology is to engage not only the head, but also the heart and hands. Only recently has the church compartmentalized these aspects of life--separating the academic discipline of theology from the spiritual disciplines of faith and obedience. This new multi-volume work brings together rigorous historical and theological scholarship with spiritual disciplines and practicality--characterized by a simple, accessible, comprehensive, Reformed, and experiential approach. In this volume, Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley explore the first 2 central themes of theology: revelation and God.
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Tables
Preface

Part 1: Prolegomena: Introduction to Theology and the Doctrine of Revelation

Analytical Outline: Prolegomena

Section A: Introduction to Theology

  1. What Is Theology? Part 1: An Academic Discipline
  2. What Is Theology? Part 2: A Spiritual Discipline
  3. Who Does Theology? Where? When?
  4. Which Theology Do We Do? Part 1: Christian, Catholic, Evangelical
  5. Which Theology Do We Do? Part 2: Reformed: Historical, Confessional, Theological, and Hermeneutical Perspectives
  6. Which Theology Do We Do? Part 3: Reformed: Polemical and Experiential Perspectives
  7. Why Do We Do Theology?
  8. How Do We Do Theology? Part 1: Spiritual Dynamics
  9. How Do We Do Theology? Part 2: Academic Methods

Section B: The Doctrine of Revelation

  1. Theological Fundamentals of Divine Revelation
  2. General Revelation, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
  3. General Revelation, Part 2: Philosophy and Science
  4. General Revelation, Part 3: Natural Theology and Theistic Arguments

Excursus: Some Historical Perspective on Natural Theology and Theistic Proofs

  1. Special Revelation: Biblical Teaching
  2. Errors Regarding Special Revelation, Part 1: Romanism and Liberalism
  3. Errors Regarding Special Revelation, Part 2: Liberalism’s Offspring
  4. The Bible as the Word of God
  5. The Properties of the Written Word, Part 1: Authority and Clarity
  6. The Properties of the Written Word, Part 2: Necessity, Unity, and Efficacy
  7. The Properties of the Written Word, Part 3: Inerrant Veracity
  8. The Properties of the Written Word, Part 4: Objections to Inerrancy
  9. The Properties of the Written Word, Part 5: Sufficiency
  10. The Cessation of Special Revelation, Part 1: Charismatic Continuationism
  11. The Cessation of Special Revelation, Part 2: Prophecy Today
  12. Applied Revelation for Practical Fruit

Part 2: Theology Proper: The Doctrine of God

Analytical Outline: Theology Proper

Section A: The Doctrine of God’s Triune Glory

  1. Introduction: The True Knowledge of God
  2. Introduction to God’s Nature and Attributes, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
  3. Introduction to God’s Nature and Attributes, Part 2: Theological Issues
  4. The Name of “the Lord” (YHWH)
  5. The Holiness of the Lord
  6. Gods That Are Not God
  7. God’s Spirituality
  8. God’s Simplicity: “The Lord Our God Is One Lord”
  9. God’s Infinity, Part 1: Incomprehensibility, Aseity, and Immensity
  10. God’s Infinity, Part 2: Eternity: Infinity with Respect to Time

Excursus: Problems of Time and Eternity

  1. God’s Immutability, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
  2. God’s Immutability, Part 2: Theological Questions
  3. God’s Knowledge, Part 1: Omniscience and Wisdom
  4. God’s Knowledge, Part 2: Foreknowledge
  5. God’s Sovereignty: An Introduction to Omnipotence
  6. God’s Moral Excellence, Part 1: Goodness and Love
  7. God’s Moral Excellence, Part 2: Truth and Righteousness
  8. God’s Moral Excellence, Part 3: Jealousy, Impassibility, and Joy
  9. God’s Moral Excellence, Part 4: Wrath and Compassion
  10. The Trinity, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
  11. The Trinity, Part 2: Historical Development
  12. The Trinity, Part 3: Theological and Practical Considerations

Section B: The Doctrine of God’s Sovereign Purpose

  1. The Decree of God: General Considerations
  2. Predestination, Part 1: Election and Reprobation
  3. Predestination, Part 2: Historical Development through Reformed Orthodoxy
  4. Predestination, Part 3: Questions and Uses
  5. God’s Providence, Part 1: Biblical Teaching
  6. God’s Providence, Part 2: Problems and Applications

Section C: The Doctrine of Angels and Demons

  1. The Holy Angels of God
  2. Satan and the Demons

Bibliography
General Index
Scripture Index

 

About the Authors

Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) has written over one hundred books. He is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, the editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, the president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. 

Paul M. Smalley (ThM, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) is faculty teaching assistant to Joel Beeke at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served for twelve years as a pastor in the Baptist General Conference in the midwestern United States.