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Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
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Studies in Theology by Benjamin B. Warfield

BENJAMIN BRECKINRIDGE WARFIELD, . The American Journal of Theology. The clerical preparation of this volume has been done by Mark John E. Meeter, to whom the thanks of the committee are hereby expressed. ETHELBERT D. WARFIELD WILLIAM PARK ARMSTRONG CASPAR WISTAR HODGE Committee.

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Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (November 5, 1851 – February 16, 1921) was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. He served as the last principal of the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1886 to 1902. After the death of Warfield in office, Francis Landey Patton took over the functions of the office as the first president of seminary.

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (usually known as B. B. Warfield) was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Books by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Mor. rivia About Studies in Theology.

In this book Warfield writes on a large array of theological and philosophical topics. This volume contains twenty-one articles and essays on which covers the task and method of systematic theology, the relationship between apologetics and theology, and the relationship between mysticism and Christianity. Warfield also includes chapters on specific theological topics, such as predestination, baptism, the theology of Jonathan Edwards, and the theological significance of Luther’s ninety-five theses. He also addresses pressing theological and social controversies, such as the age of human beings. The latest phase of historical rationalism 21. Mysticism and christianity list of other studies in theology. Note: We take exception to Warfield's take on evolution.

In Studies in Theology, Warfield weighs in on a broad range of theological, philosophical, and social topics. This volume contains more than twenty articles and essays on a number of theological topics, including the task and method of systematic theology, the relationship between apologetics and theology, and the relationship between mysticism and Christianity. Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born in 1851 in Lexington, Kentucky. He studied mathematics and science at Princeton University and graduated in 1871. In 1873, he decided to enroll at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was taught by Charles Hodge. He graduated from seminary in 1876, and was married shortly thereafter.

Vol. 9 of The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield. 671 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 1927–32. Syllabus on the Canon of the New Testament in the Second Century. Dear Jean-Luc, Warfield’s book is a collection of articles that he wrote for various journals. All of the ten volumes of his works, published by Oxford, are collections of his articles. He only wrote a few books during his life.

Series: The Works of Benjamin B. No current Talk conversations about this book.

Benjamin B. Pastor, biblical scholar, and eminent theologian, Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born near Lexington, Kentucky in 1851. He studied at the College of New Jersey and afterwards enrolled as a student at Princeton Theological Seminary. He completed his seminary degree in 1876, and afterwards spent two additional years of study abroad under leading European theological tutors. After returning to America, Warfield served as pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland (1877-78). I've heard it said that 'No-one reads Warfield anymore', and this book could be the reason. do yourself a favor & read Van Til & Rushdoony instead. 2 people found this helpful.

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (November 5, 1851 â?“ February 16, 1921) was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. Some conservative Presbyterians consider him to be the last of the great Princeton theologians before the split in 1929 that formed Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.
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Quotes from this entry include:

"It is to be feared that it cannot be denied that we are to-day in the midst of a very strong drift away from frank recognition of the supernatural as a factor in human life."

"All science without God is mutilated science, and no account of a single branch of knowledge can ever be complete until it is pushed back to find its completion and ground in Him."

"It was not without reason that Augustine renounced the knowledge of all else but God and the soul; and that Calvin declares the knowledge of God and ourselves the sum of all useful knowledge. Without the knowledge of God it is not too much to say we know nothing rightly, so that the renunciation of the knowledge of God carries with it renunciation of all right knowledge."

"The English word 'God' is derived from a root meaning 'to call,' and indicates simply the object of worship, one whom men call upon or invoke. The Greek word which it translates in the pages of the New Testament, however, describes this object of worship as Spirit; and the Old Testament Hebrew word, which this word in turn represents, conveys, as its primary meaning, the idea of power. On Christian lips, therefore, the word 'God' designates fundamentally the almighty Spirit who is worshiped and whose aid is invoked by men."

"The doctrine of Predestination was therefore the central doctrine of the Reformation. In the Romish system the idea of predestination has no place, and interest in any opinions that may be held concerning it is in that communion at best but languid....We observe, then, that the fact of Absolute Predestination is the common presupposition of the whole body of Reformed creeds."

"Thus it came about that in the hands of the great Protestant leaders of the sixteenth century, and of their successors, the Protestant systematizers of the seventeenth century, the threefold doctrine of imputation -- of Adam's sin to his posterity, of the sins of His people to the Redeemer, and of the righteousness of Christ to His people -- at last came to its rights as the core of the three constitutive doctrines of Christianity -- the sinfulness of the human race, the satisfaction of Jesus Christ, and justification by faith. The importance of the doctrine of imputation is that it is the hinge on which these three great doctrines turn, and the guardian of their purity."

"The gospel which Luther had it thus in his heart to preach was, to put it shortly, the gospel of salvation through the grace of God alone. There are two foci around which this gospel revolves: the absolute helplessness of man in his sin; the sole efficiency of grace in salvation. These complementary propositions are given expression theologically in the doctrines of the inability of sinful man to good, and of the creative operation of saving grace."

"The characteristic of Christian mysticism, from the point of view of religious knowledge, is therefore its appeal to the 'inner light,' or 'the internal word,' either to the exclusion of the external or written Word, or as superior to it and normative for its interpretation, or at least as coördinate authority with it, this 'inner light' or 'internal word' being conceived not as the rational understanding but as the immediate deliverance of the religious sentiment....The history of mysticism only too clearly shows that he who begins by seeking God within himself may end by confusing himself with God....Of all the conceivable forms of enlightenment, the worst is what these people call the Inner Light. Of all horrible religions the most horrible is the worship of the God within."
Warfield was a very influential Christian thinker of his times. Some of these articles deal with doctrines as they were debated during his life. Again, anything he wrote is worth reading for anyone interested in the subject.
This great volume of studies is little known today, and therefore not much spoken of, alluded to, or recommended. Since its content is as golden as the etched letters on the binding, this report is done in the hope that the book will be more broadly known about, sought, bought, and studied. Foundational truths this gracefully explained deserve to be read.

Studies in Theology by B. B. Warfield, unlike A. A. Hodge's Evangelical Theology, does not make up an overview of Bible doctrines from first to last. Nevertheless, it is just as approachable as that one (what used to be called `popular'), and the studies are arranged in the order that would most conform to a presentation of first to last things. This is why, probably, the volume begins with studies on theological disciplines and methods, and ends, after studies on doctrines per se, with subjects handled from the historical perspective, chronologically aligned. Supernaturalism and Mysticism are among the arresting topics covered; Jonathan Edwards and Charles Darwin are among the persons whose beliefs and lives are touched upon or traced out.

Study number five is the first entry on doctrine. It is simply titled, God. Every sentence seems necessary and considerable in this brief, four part essay, which contains an introduction, followed by a summary contemplation of God in three stages of revelation: as the Infinite Spirit, as the Redeemer of Sinners, and as the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. For compression of knowledge on the most exalted topic of all, I see no equal to this essay anywhere. It is a marvel that any piece of uninspired writing can be this short (not six pages long) and yet so full and satisfying. Anyone who has had some prejudice imposed upon him concerning B. B. Warfield (like what happened to me via the Brethren movement) should begin right here. The fact that he studied in Germany does not mean, apparently, that he accepted the Higher Criticism that originated from there!

It is in this volume that we come face to face with the full force of this writer's learning and mental strength. A reader of theology will look in vain, I think, for any volume published in the same era that outweighs this one even by an ounce. In fact, what other one-volume collection of studies may surpass this one for erudition, gentle concern, and lasting pertinence is honestly beyond me. If you have other classic Princeton material that you've not gotten to yet, you should get to it. But get this volume and get to it first. It's probably better. Studies in Theology is not a book that you read and then move on from; it is a book that you reread and return to. Thankfully, it is not as difficult as it is daunting.

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