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Featured What are the best Baptist Systematic Theologies?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Yeshua1, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Yeshua1

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    As the Reformed bethren have several good to great ones, but other than Dr Erickson, who has written one in Baptist traditon?
     
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    Some might say Grudem.
     
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    Isn't Paul Enns baptist? If so, he may make your list.
     
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    Emery Bancroft.
     
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    Baptist Theologian Augustus H. Strong, President of Rochester Theological Seminary from 1872–1912 wrote his "Systematic Theology" during his tenure there. (1886, Rochester, New York: E.R. Andrews.)

    Dr. Strong received his B.A. from Yale, his B.Div. from Rochester and his Doctorate from the University of Erlangen, Germany.

    Strong's was the primary textbook at the seminary I initially attended and was the primary textbook at the seminary I taught at.

    There are a few things to be aware of (as with all such books) such as his ethical monism, his leaning toward theistic evolution, and a form of inclusivism he seems to have accepted. But all in all the rest is the very best of the very best.
     
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    I do have that on Logos, and am working my way through it now, so he would be seen as a Reformed Baptist, correct?
     
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    I like his theology, except for his problems in the area of charasmatic things, but think he is more Reformed!
     
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    That's an accurate description.
     
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    Has hew riiten a ST though? Do have and used his handbook to Christian theology, as he did a nice job showing different thoughts in doctrines in a summary fashion!
     
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    never heard of him?
     
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    How aout John Gill, and Boyce?
     
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    Long time dean of the Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, New York (now Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania and renamed Summit University) and professor of Bible Doctrine and Systematic Theology. (Formerly affiliated with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.) He died in 1944.

    Author of:

    Elemental Theology: An Introductory Survey of Conservative Doctrine
    Christian Theology, Systematic and Biblical
     
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    I'm not sure. I also have the handbook to Christian Theology...maybe this is what I was thinking of. But....if you read between the lines....;)
     
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    How would you rate that theology?
     
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    His books are good but tend to be less in-depth than Strong's.
     
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    Do you know anyting aboutAbstarct of Theolgy by Boyce, or theology by John Gill?
     
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    I like David Cloud's "Give attendance to Doctrine".

    It's a more simplistic systematic theology.

    I also like Thiessen's systematic theology.
     
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    I tried to go through the seminaries to see what everyone was using. I was surprised at how many required a student account to check texts.

    So far, NOBTS, Liberty, and DTS were all using Erikson.
     
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    His ST is the one used in mnay Baptist seminaries, and Grudem is also widely used today!
     
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    Interesting thing about the Millard Erickson Christian Theology ...

    He has a condensed version of the text designed for undergraduate-level and personal study. My OT professor in college affectionately referred to it as "Millard Lite." I of course now refer to the unabridged text as "Millard Genuine Draft."
     
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