Systematic Theology

ISBN: 1565634594
ISBN 13: 9781565634596
By: Charles Hodge

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The magnum opus of one of America's most prominent theologians offers an in-depth exploration of theology, anthropology, soteriology, and eschatology. This monumental work, now a standard for theological students, was written while Hodge served as a professor at Princeton, where he permanently influenced American Christianity as a teacher, preacher, and exegete. Includes a comprehensive index.

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Steven Wedgeworth

It is probably the case that Hodge is much, much better than you've been led to believe. This is a must-have set.

Jason Rivera

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I love Hodge's treatment of each area: by first fairly looking at opposing views and then presenting the biblical view.

G Walker

This was the second text I read on systematic theology. When pitted against Ryrie (who was my first) it was like drinking water from a fire hydrant that is wide open - full blast. Yet, I believe that this was because of the paradigm shifts in content more than anything else. Hodge was a staunch calvinist... Ryrie was at best an Amyraldian (maybe less). Hodge is postmillennial... Ryrie a classic dispensationalist... etc, etc, etc. Worlds part! Over the course of the last 20 years or so, I have read these volumes through on 3 separate occasions. Each time I learned something new, or was at least provoked to look at something afresh... All that to say, this set is worth engaging. BUT and it is a BIG BUT, this work is dry and often irrelevant... not irrelevant in the sense of not speaking to the felt needs of my generation... I'm not talking about the "idol of relevance"... I am talking more about the fact that it is sterile, obtuse and too scholastic... it doesn't comport with reality! For Hodge, it seems anyway, that God and the things of God only matter in as far as you agree with the reformed tradition. And if you disagree then you get the answers wrong on the quiz and your eternal destiny should be reviewed and reconsidered. Theology IS more than just propositions. Knowing God and even knowing about God is more than just thinking the right things. It needs to comport with reality. It needs to make sense day to day. And as a brief aside... while polemics ARE important, Hodge has too many enemies that are sheep.



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