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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Systematic Theology question

Q: "Who in the Baptist tradition have written Systematic Theologies?"

A: I knew of some, and searched online for others. Here is what I found:
I have not worried about whether these books will fit everyone's definition of a systematic theology book. Some may be beginnner level and some advanced. I have tried to research to be sure all these are or were Baptists. As far as I can tell all listed above were Baptists of one brand or another, at some time or another. There is no pretense that the list is exhaustive.

Listing a book that meets the qualifications is not an endorsement of any merit of the book. Caveat lector.

[Note: Systematic Theology presents all scriptural teaching on specific doctrines, gathered by subject and presented one at a time. In it the teachings of the Bible are organized into categories -- e.g. the doctrine of God, the doctrine of salvation, the doctrine of baptism, etc.]

* Thanks to Peter Lumpkins for book suggestions.

7 comments:

peter lumpkins said...

Don't forget Mullins and Moody...

peter lumpkins said...

And Garrett and McClellan...

R. L. Vaughn said...

Thanks, Peter.

I had thought about Mullins and forgot to look it up and then later just forgot period. On Moody, do you mean J. B. Moody or Dale Moody? Will be looking to see (I have the one with Moody in the title by Enns). Is McClellan Mark McClellan of Oklahoma? T. P. Simmons would also qualify.

If you think of others, let me know. I'll add what suggestions I get.

peter lumpkins said...

Robert, Sorry. It's James McClendon. And I was thinking of Dale Moody. Also, E.C. Dargan wrote a little volume entitled "Doctrines of our Faith"

R. L. Vaughn said...

Peter, I was afraid you meant Dale Moody! ;-) Thanks for these additions. I'll add them and a few other I found sometime today. I appreciate the help.

peter lumpkins said...

Moody was strange theological bird, but he was an important Baptist theologian for sure. Many insist Moody was thoroughly Neoorthodox following Barth but Moody deeply criticized Barth. Nor did Moody deny James Arminius' influence on him. He bragged about being a "no-point Calvinist." Anyways, personally while I would not find myself following Moody's theology in so many ways, he nonetheless deserves recognition among Southern Baptist theologians. Just my opinion, brother!

R. L. Vaughn said...

Just joking about being afraid to add Moody. The systematic theologies on my list cover a pretty broad spectrum and stay within folks who were some kind of Baptist. I only know about Moody through the controversy he was set off by teaching apostasy, or falling from grace.