This one-volume introduction to systematic theology draws deeply on the catholic and Reformed heritage to present the major doctrines of the Christian faith, displaying the power of theological retrieval for the church’s renewal. Leading Reformed theologians, such as Kevin Vanhoozer, John Webster, Michael Horton, and Oliver Crisp, offer the “state of the question” on standard theological topics and engage in both exegetical and historical retrieval for the sake of theological analysis. The book represents the exciting new theological trajectory of Reformed catholicity.
This book is a significant contribution to Christian doctrinal theology. It covers the main loci concisely and competently in a way that makes it suitable for classroom use. I expect it to have a wide usefulness in the years ahead.
Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
This is an important contribution to the ongoing renewal of Reformed dogmatics in the ecumenical context of our time. It should have a significant impact on current discussion and feed into the systematic reconstruction of Reformed theology that is gradually taking shape before our eyes.
Research Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School
Henri A. G. Blocher
If one imagines that a strong traditional rootage implies looking backward and resting on dead stereotypes, here is the refutation! If one imagines that claiming a clear confessional identity is a mark of timidity and narrow-mindedness, here is the refutation! The twelve authors of Christian Dogmatics–through the diversity of their styles and their abundant use of the fathers as well as medieval and modern masters–demonstrate the ‘catholic’ relevance of Reformed theology. A scholarly yet readable synthesis that both anchors and vivifies the intelligence of the Christian faith.
Professor of Systematic Theology, Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique
This volume features a stellar lineup of established and emerging Reformed theologians who represent a range of perspectives. The contributors are united, however, in their commitment to strong historical work that leads to fruitful engagement with current debates and to rich ways forward for contemporary dogmatics.
Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Western Theological Seminary
Stephen R. Holmes
This is a rich feast. In their introduction, the editors assert that ‘dogmatics is the disciplined effort to have our eyes and mouths retrained by the gospel.’ In Christian Dogmatics, leading theologians address core topics, offering both an important resource for such retraining and a compelling vision of what retrained eyes can see and what retrained mouths will confess. Every chapter repays careful reading and reflection.
Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, University of St. Andrews