Item description for Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof...
Overview Completely updated with a new introduction and preface, Berkhof's Systematic Theology now treats the essential subjects of theological prolegomena that were lacking in earlier editions: the nature and character of dogmatics, the methods and history of theological systems, and the foundations of God and Scripture. The standard systematic treatment of Reformed faith has just gotten better!
Publishers Description This landmark edition combines Berkhof's standard, systematic treatment of the doctrines of the Reformed faith -- his magnum opus -- with his Introduction to Systematic Theology. Written in a scholarly yet simple style, and completely outlined and indexed, the work includes a thorough bibliography, and questions for further study follow each section. A new preface by Richard A. Muller explains the relation and importance of Berkhof's prolegomena to the rest of his systematic theology.
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 5.6" Height: 2.33" Weight: 2.7 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2000
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
ISBN 0802838200 ISBN13 9780802838209
Reviews - What do customers think about Systematic Theology?
Classic Systematic Theology Text Mar 30, 2007
I borrowed this systematic theology text printed in 1957 by Banner of Truth from one of my friends and I read it with my great hunger. After one week I managed to place an order for this book with this site at a greatly reduced price(22 US Dollar). I think it is one of the best classic theology texts that I ever found. I like his sincere and candid explanations especially on his Armillennium point of view that I also believe. Highly recommend.
Lois Berkof, Systematic Theology Mar 17, 2007
This book is truly one of the Christian classics. Berkof was a man of towering intelect and deep spiritual sensitivity. One can only profit from a serious study of this great work and contribution to Christian literature.
Classic Reformed Standard! Mar 15, 2007
Berhof reflects the Reformed position well. I especially like his treatment on baptism. Get this one. Don't leave it out of you theology collection.
Extremely shoddy production of a jewel. Shame on the publisher May 14, 2006
Berkhof's Systmatic is of course a classic text that is a gem. I had the old Banner Of Truth edition for years but like a dope sold it for pennies on the dollar. This edition from Eerdmans is truly abominable.
Where do I start? First off, the font size is terrible. So if you are over 58 the eye strain is quite significant. Then comes the print type. It is almost as if someone churned out copies in his garage. The printing is extremely bad. Sentences contain words that after a letter or two turn light and then dark and in a few instances downright smudgy. Was the typeset dirty? Did you run out of ink? True, this edition contains Berkhof's introductory section which is a bonus. But what good is it if the production quality is abysmal?
How unfortunate that such a magnificient work is so insulted. Mr. Publisher, check out Shedd's Dogmatic Theology by P and R Publishers. That is how one presents a text of significance.
If you have the Banner Of Truth edition do not trade it in lest you rue the day.
5 Star Content; 2 Star Publishing Mar 17, 2006
Berkhof was the sine qua non of Reformed systematics texts for generations of American seminary students, pastors and theologians. He will still reward a close reading and sharpen the mind. The two stars are for the publisher, NOT THE CONTENT. Shame on Eerdmans! The production of this edition is a sloppy, careless bit of work not worthy of the memory of Louis Berkhof. Seminary students and pastors should consider the Banner of Truth edition instead: http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/item_detail.php?4381