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William Perkins, “Christian Economy”

William Perkins (1558–1602) was an influential English cleric and Cambridge theologian, receiving both a B.A. and M.A. from the university in 1581 and 1584 respectively, and also one of the foremost leaders of the Puritan movement in the Church of England during the Elizabethan era. Although not entirely accepting of the Church of England's ecclesiastical … Continue reading William Perkins, “Christian Economy”

George Swinnock, “The Incomparableness of God”

The doctrine of God is in shambles today in many (if not most) churches and too often its because we've viewed God as if He were a creature. We construct our doctrine of God as if He were just like us. George Swinnock sets the record straight - God is incomparable. Let's be honest, most … Continue reading George Swinnock, “The Incomparableness of God”

Herman Witsius, “Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles’ Creed”

Herman Witsius (1636 - 1708), was an influential Dutch theologian and biblical scholar and was known for his work on covenant theology (federalism). In this important work, he lays out twenty six dissertations on that most ancient confession of faith: The Apostles' Creed. Witsius shows that, far from being an innovation, the reformed faith is … Continue reading Herman Witsius, “Sacred Dissertations on the Apostles’ Creed”

Augustine “The Enchiridion”

Augustine wrote the Enchiridion, which means "handbook," as an introduction to the Christian life in which he expounds the three virtues of faith, hope, and love. This short work is the best introduction to the thought of this profound theologian which is simultaneously profitable for even the newest Christian and yet opens up doors to … Continue reading Augustine “The Enchiridion”

Augustine “On the Trinity: Book 5 (Pocket Edition)”

No other post-biblical theologian has had so great an influence on Christianity and the world than Saint Augustine, and On the Trinity (Latin: De Trinitate) is his deepest work, and Book 5 is the theological high-point of that work. This little book is intended to fit in your pocket, briefcase, or purse as you go … Continue reading Augustine “On the Trinity: Book 5 (Pocket Edition)”

John Gill “On the Eternal Sonship of Christ”

John Gill (1697-1771) was the most prominent baptist theologian of the 18th century. He was born at Kettering, Northamptonshire, received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, and would go on to succeed another prominent baptist theologian (Benjamin Keach) as pastor of the Strict Baptist church in Horsleydown which later became … Continue reading John Gill “On the Eternal Sonship of Christ”

Aquinas and Rufinus, “Commentary on the Apostles Creed”

A section by section commentary on the Apostles' Creed by Rufinus of Aqueila (345–411) and and Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), representing both the early and medieval thought.The Apostles' Creed is an early statement of Christian belief, possibly from the first or second century, but in its current form more likely post-Nicene Creed in the early 4th … Continue reading Aquinas and Rufinus, “Commentary on the Apostles Creed”

A. A. Hodge “Outlines of Theology”

Archibald Alexander Hodge was the son of the famous Princeton theologian Charles Hodge and himself a notable systematician. His Outlines of Theology is a modern classic of rigorous, comprehensive, and biblical systematic theology. Charles Spurgeon famously said, "We commend the Outlines of Theology to all who would be well instructed in the faith. It is … Continue reading A. A. Hodge “Outlines of Theology”