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Overview Robert Culver says this is not a book of general interest to casual readers but it is for those who read well. There is no previous knowledge of theology demanded, but a serious intention to learn is required. Students in seminary classes, Bible colleges and mission schools will find it of great value. This is a guide, which aims to meet minds where they are now and focus them on biblical and historical matters essential to the subjects covered in a uniquely attractive and readable way. Subjects included are the doctrine of God, the doctrine of man as created, the doctrine of man as fallen, Christ - His person and work, the doctrine of salvation, the doctrine of last things. Robert Culver has written other books; one of which has been in print for 45 years.
Publishers Description Robert Culver says this is not a book of general interest to casual readers but it is for those who read well. There is no previous knowledge of theology demanded but a serious intention to learn is required. Students in seminary classes, Bible colleges and mission schools will find it of great value. This is a guide, which aims to meet minds where they are now and focus them on biblical and historical matters essential to the subjects covered in a uniquely attractive and readable way. Subjects included are The doctrine of God, the doctrine of man as created, the doctrine of man as fallen, Christ - His person and work, the doctrine of salvation, the doctrine of last things. Robert Culver has written other books including 'Daniel and the Latter days' (Revell, Moody) which has been in print for 45 years; Daniel in Wycliffe Commentary series has been in print since 1962.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.79" Width: 7.56" Height: 2.3" Weight: 4.36 lbs.
Release Date Nov 20, 2013
Publisher Christian Focus Publications
ISBN 1845500490 ISBN13 9781845500498
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More About Robert Duncan Culver
Robert Duncan Culver (1916-2015) was Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. An author, preacher, pastor and teacher all of his adult life right up until his 98th year.
I have not in all honesty spent enough time in this work to rate it. I will say that, which I have read, that it has not surpassed Louis Berkhof's work in this same area. The  that I've giving it, is for its being thorogh as far as its subject manner.
Outstanding! Aug 2, 2006
If one wants a systematic theology that is both biblical and pastoral then one should definitely purchase Robert Duncan Culver's book. It is one book that I would highly recommend for pastors and seminary students.
Culver pretty much discusses almost all the standard topics of systematic theology (except prolegomena, bibliology, and pneumatology). Considering the size of this book (over 1200 pages in small print font), one will definitely find that Culver does not leave a stone unturned - he pretty much discusses almost all the issues that are pertinant to a specific doctrine. Hence, the high value of this systematic theology text.
The perspective given is conservative evangelical, Calvinistic, Baptistic, and premillennial (with a hint of dispensationalism). Many evangelical readers will be comfortable with Culver's positions and arguments. One can even say that Culver's systematic is presented in a more "classical" way (i.e., Grudem, Reymond, etc.) rather than ontological or philosophical way (i.e., Barth, Pannenberg, etc.). Thus, you will see him quote Scripture quite profusely.
Overall, I would highly recommend this work. Not only is the book a mine of information but also a book that is pastorally sensitive. Hence, pastors will find the book very useful for their ministries. Also, Culver writes in an enthusiastic and easy-to-read style. You can see his passion for God and his truths throughout the pages. This book will become one of the great evangelical systematic theology texts for the many decades to come.
Excellent resource on systematic theology Jun 21, 2006
This book is the result of a lifetime of work by a master theologian. Any student of systematic theology will find this an excellent resource. The author has an amazing grasp of the subject material which is developed from a solid biblical basis and yet is set in context with an extensive array of pertinent information from other resources. The reader of this work will be taken through history, philosophy, linguistics, science, ..., as they relate to the subject. It is useful for the beginning student as they will be exposed to this vast topic without being overwhelmed. It is likewise useful to the seasoned expert because of the masterful grasp and presentation of the material. This work is unique in that the author finished it when he was 88 years old, after a lifetime of study and ministry, and yet references to works from 2004 are included. Dr. Culver is definitely a conservative scholar, however, others will find this book useful as it also presents contrasting views and an avenue into reference material.