Concise Reformed Dogmatics
A full treatment of Reformed systematic theology that is accessible to church leaders and interested lay readers, as well as teachers and students of theology. Formatted in two visually distinct levels of discussion for use as an introduction, or for more in-depth study.
Originally only in Dutch and now for the first time in an English edition.
J. van Genderen and W. H. Velema provide a complete, single-volume discussion of the many themes that belong in the dogmatics handbook: revelation, God, the decree of God, creation, providence, man as God’s image, sin, Christ the mediator, the covenant of grace, salvation, the church, the means of grace, and eschatology. They take into account contemporary problems and deal critically with views of modern theology.
Doctrine and life form a unity, the authors believe, and the knowledge and study of theology are of direct importance to ethics, preaching, and the life of faith.
“This translation is a most welcome example of contemporary conservative dogmatic theology in our post-conservative age.” —Derek W. H. Thomas
“For all but a few English speakers, insight into the world of contemporary confessional Dutch Reformed theology is limited to occasional glimpses. This translation opens a helpful, orthodox, window on discussions in the Netherlands and beyond and is a welcome contribution to the renaissance of Reformed dogmatics in our time.” —R. Scott Clark
About the Authors
“The appearance of Concise Reformed Dogmatics in English is most welcome. Written from a confessional Reformed perspective, with a special affinity for the work of Calvin and Herman Bavinck, it is alert to contemporary issues and problems without obscuring its primary concern to show the biblical basis of doctrines. Without sacrificing depth, it succeeds admirably with the wider circle of readers it has in view other theologically interested persons as well as pastors, and teachers and students of theology.” — Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.