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Systematic theology

Author: Louis Berkhof
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New ed.View all editions and formats
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This new printing of Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology offers a bit of a surprise and, we hope, a significant service to the readers of this eminent volume. For most of its history under the title Systematic Theology, Professor Berkhof's work has appeared as a theological system without introduction or prolegomenon. In this new edition of Berkhof's work, we have returned his prolegomenon to its proper place. For  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Berkhof
ISBN: 0802838200 9780802838209 9780802876324 0802876323
OCLC Number: 35115001
Notes: "Containing the full text of Systematic theology and the original Introductory volume to systematic theology."
Description: viii, 200, 784 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The idea and history of dogmatic theology --
Names applied to the systematic presentation of theology --
The nature of dogmas --
The idea of dogmatic theology --
The task, method, and distribution of dogmatics --
History of dogmatics --
The principia of dogmatics --
Principia in general --
Religion --
The principium cognoscendi externum (revelation) --
The inspiration of scriptures --
The principium cognoscendi internum.
Responsibility: Louis Berkhof.

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This new printing of Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology offers a bit of a surprise and, we hope, a significant service to the readers of this eminent volume. For most of its history under the title Systematic Theology, Professor Berkhof's work has appeared as a theological system without introduction or prolegomenon. In this new edition of Berkhof's work, we have returned his prolegomenon to its proper place. For Berkhof did indeed write a formal prolegomenon to his theology, titled Introduction to the Study of Systematic Theology. That Professor Berkhof himself intended the Introduction to be read together with the system is immediately evident. It is also the case that the Introduction was an integral part of Berkhof's address to theology from the outset of his teaching. We can only hope that the publication of Berkhof's Systematic Theology, now complete with its prolegomenon, will increase its usefulness and extend its time of service to the world of theology. It remains the best modern English-language introduction to the doctrinal theology of the Reformed tradition. - Back cover.

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