Dogmatic Theology

ISBN-10: 0875521886

ISBN-13: 9780875521886

Edition: 1st 2003

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List price: $59.99
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 992
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.50" tall
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Language: English

Alan W. Gomes (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of historical theology and chairman of the department of theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.

Abbreviationsp. 8
Editor's Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Editor's Prefacep. 11
A Historical and Theological Introduction to W. G. T. Shedd and His Dogmatic Theologyp. 16
Author's Prefacep. 37
Theological Introduction
True Method in Theological Sciencep. 43
Plan, Divisions, and Subdivisionsp. 46
Description of Topics
Biblical, Systematic, and Polemical Theology
Nature and Definition of Theological Sciencep. 51
Definition of Theology
Whether Theology Is a Science
Theology as an Absolute Science
Theology as a Positive Science
Revelation and Inspirationp. 85
General Revelation
Special Revelation
Nature of Inspiration
Nature of Revelation
Infallibility of Inspiration
Authenticity of Scripturep. 125
Credibility of Scripturep. 127
Credibility of the New Testament
Theories Opposing New Testament Credibility
Limitations of New Testament Evidence for Credibility
Credibility of the Old Testament
Canonicity of Scripturep. 146
Theology (Doctrine of God)
Nature and Definition of Godp. 153
God's Spirituality
God's Substantiality
God's Personality
Innate Idea and Knowledge of Godp. 185
Evidence from Scripture for an Innate Knowledge of God
Arguments from Pagan Philosophers for an Innate Knowledge of God
Arguments against an Innate Knowledge of God
Monotheism as the Original Form of Man's Innate Knowledge of God
Inadequacy of Natural Religion
Arguments for the Divine Existencep. 201
Uses of Syllogistic Arguments for the Divine Existence
Ontological Argument: Statement of the Position
Ontological Argument: Examination of Objections
Cosmological Argument
Teleological Argument
Moral Argument
Historical Argument
Trinity in Unityp. 219
Preliminary Considerations
Divine Unity and Trinality: An Overview
Scriptural Evidence for the Doctrine of the Trinity
Proper Use of Trinitarian Terminology
God Is One in Respect to Essence
God Is Three in Respect to Persons
Characteristics of Trinitarian Persons: Internal and External
Deity of God the Father
Deity of God the Son
Deity of God the Holy Spirit
Divine Attributesp. 274
Divine Attributes: Methods of Classification
Self-Existence (Aseity)
Immensity and Omnipresence
Holiness (Including Justice)
Goodness (Including Benevolence and Mercy)
The Divine Decreesp. 311
Preliminary Considerations
Characteristics of the Divine Decree
Efficacious and Permissive Decrees
Fate, Certainty, Compulsion, and Necessity
Arminian and Calvinistic Systems Compared
Objections to Election and Reprobation Answered
Decree of Election and the Decree of Redemption
Teaching and Preaching the Doctrines of Election and Reprobation
Creationp. 366
Creation Ex Nihilo
Creation Account in Genesis
Harmony of the Biblical Creation Account with Physical Science
Eternity of Matter vs. Creation Ex Nihilo
Theory of Evolution vs. Creation Ex Nihilo
Antiquity of Man
Providencep. 412
Miraclesp. 416
Man's Creationp. 429
Preliminary Considerations
Theories of the Mode of Man's Creation
General Approaches to the Doctrine of Original Sin
Scriptural Support for Traducianism
Theological Arguments for Traducianism
Physiological Arguments for Traducianism
Traducianism as Both Mysterious and Reasonable
Answers to the Principal Objections against Traducianism
Man's Primitive Statep. 494
Preliminary Considerations
Two Phases of Holiness: Knowledge and Inclination
Proof That Man Was Created Holy
Voluntariness as Self-Determination
Refutation of the Theory That Freedom Consists in Indetermination or Indifference
Human Willp. 509
Definition of the Will
Objections to the More Recent Psychology
Scriptural Passages and Terms Defining the Will
Inclination vs. Volition
Man's Probation and Apostasyp. 535
Adam and Eve as Mutably Holy by Creation
Covenant of Works
Nature of the First Sin
Death as the Consequence of the First Sin
Cause of the First Sin
Original Sinp. 550
Preliminary Considerations
Adam's Sin as Twofold: Internal and External
Imputation of Adamic Guilt
Original Sin as a Corruption of Nature
Corruption of Nature as Guilt
Original Sin as Voluntary Inclination
Original Sin and Moral Inability
Moral Inability and Moral Obligation
Christ's Theanthropic Personp. 613
Preliminary Considerations
Christ's Divine Nature and the Second Trinitarian Person
Incarnation vs. Transmutation
Christ as a Single Person in Two Natures
Divine Nature as the Root of Christ's Person
Beginning and Continuation of Christ's Theanthropic Personality
Incarnation and Divine Immutability
Incarnation as the Assumption of a Nature, Not a Person
Sanctification of Christ's Human Nature
Self-Consciousness of the God-man
Christ's Divinityp. 645
Christ's Humanityp. 646
Christ's Unipersonalityp. 649
Biblical Evidence for Christ's Unipersonality
Predication of Divine and Human Qualities to the God-man
Christ's Twofold Consciousness
Lutheran Doctrine of "Communication of Properties"
Hypostatic Union and the Two Wills in Christ
Christ's Impeccabilityp. 659
Christ's Impeccability Proven from Scripture
Christ's Impeccability Proven from the Constitution of His Person
Impeccability Consistent with Temptability
Sinful vs. Innocent Temptations
Reasons for Christ's Temptations
Christ's Mediatorial Officesp. 675
Some Characteristics of Christ as Mediator
Threefold Office
Christ's Prophetic Office
Christ's Priestly Office
Vicarious Atonementp. 690
Atonement as Substitutionary
Atonement as Suffering and Forgiveness as Its Result
Atonement as Objective
Atonement as Subjective
Christ's Sufferings as Penal Substitution
Christ's Active and Passive Obedience
Atonement and Its Necessity in Relation to Divine Justice
Atonement in Its Relation to Divine Mercy
Possibility of Substitution
Extent of the Atonement
Universal Offer of the Atonement
Regenerationp. 761
Various Uses of the Term Regeneration
Characteristics of Regeneration
Man's Agency in Regeneration
Conversionp. 787
Justificationp. 793
Preliminary Considerations
Justification: Its Characteristics and Results
Sanctificationp. 803
Means of Gracep. 809
Preliminary Considerations
Lord's Supper
Intermediate or Disembodied Statep. 831
Summary of the Doctrine
Pagan Influences on the Doctrine of Hades
Christ's Alleged Descent into Hell
Scriptural View of the Intermediate State
Meaning of the Word Sheol
Christ's Second Adventp. 863
Resurrectionp. 867
Historical Considerations
Scriptural Teaching on the Resurrection
Final Judgmentp. 878
Heavenp. 882
Hellp. 884
History of the Doctrine
Biblical Argument
Rational Argument
Bibliographyp. 941
Technical Terminologyp. 951
Biographical Entriesp. 963
General Indexp. 971
Scripture Indexp. 983
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