Recommended Extra Reading

MINTS International Seminary

  • This list by no means pretends to give a complete and balanced survey of available literature on the topics of our courses. Rather, it is meant to be a "sampling" of suggestions to get the student started, including both Internet links and printed books.
  • In our day, the Internet offers almost limitless resources, and part of the learning process for the student is to become a good "surfer" to find materials on topics of interest.
  • However, the following list gives a few suggestions, adds some brief comments about the materials and authors, and recommends guidelines for using the search engines of websites.
  • Resources that are especially recommended are marked with an asterisk*

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

I. Church History and the History of Theology.

II. World Religions and Cults.

III. Systematic Theology.

IV. The Apostles' Creed.

V. The Doctrine of Scripture.

VI. Catholicism

VII. Biblical Theology

VIII. OLD TESTAMENT

IX. NEW TESTAMENT

X. Ethics

XI. Apologetics

XII. Pastoral Ministry

XIII. Evangelism

XIV. Christian Education


I. Church History and the History of Theology


Internet Resources

*Christian Classics Ethereal Library
http://www.ccel.org/

This website has a multitude of classic Christian literature. Click on "Research," then write the name of an author or a title of a book in their search boxes. You may also choose to click on "Browse" and look through the list of documents in alphabetical order, either by author or by title. You don't need to register to use this. For example, in the area of history of theology, we suggest you look at the following documents as examples:

 Eusebius. Church History. (church historian from the fourth century AD)

 Josephus, Flavius. Complete Works. (Jewish historian from the first century AD)

 Robertson, J.C. Sketches of Church History, From AD 33 to the Reformation. (19th century professor of church history, Kings College, London)

 *Schaff, Philip. The History of the Christian Church (3 volumes). (19th century Swiss historian)

 ________. Creeds of Christendom (3 volumes).

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM)
http://carm.org/
This website is dedicated to a defense of the Christian faith and biblical analysis of contemporary issues. For studying the history of theology, we suggest that you click on "Apologetics," then "Heresies," and browse through the list.

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org 
Most people are familiar with this Internet encyclopedia. You can put almost any important name or concept in the search box to find interesting information. For example, to study the history of theology, you may want to look up names such as Eusebius, Turtullian, or Marcion. You may want to study topics such as Gnosticism or Montanism. Remember that, while this popular electronic encyclopedia is surprisingly complete and accurate, it aims to represent all points of view, which may lead to some error and confusion.

Printed Resources

*Berkhof, Louis. The History of Christian Doctrines. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1975.

Bettenson, Henry, ed. Documents of the Christian Church. London: Oxford University Press, 1970.

*Gonzalez, Justo L. A History of Christian Thought. 3 vols. Rev. ed. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1987.

Hagglund, Bengt. History of Theology. St. Louis: Concordia, 1968.

Kelly, J. N. D. Early Christian Doctrines. Rev. ed. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1978.

*Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of Christianity. New York: Harper and Row, 1953.


 
II. World Religions and Cults


Internet Resources

 BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/
To find articles on religions, click on "More" then "Full A-Z," then click on "R," then "Religion home page," then find "Religion A-Z" in the margin.


Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM)
http://carm.org/
This website is dedicated to a defense of the Christian faith and biblical analysis of contemporary issues. For studying world religions, click on the "World Religions" tab in the left margin.

Kingdom of the Cults
http://www.waltermartin.com/cults.html
This web site give Walter Martin's teachings about many of the popular cults. 

New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/
This is a Catholic encyclopedia. To find a topic, use the alphabetical index. For example, to find an article on world religions, click on the letter of the name of the religion, such as "B" for Buddhism, and scroll down to find an article on it. 

Religion Facts
http://www.religionfacts.com/
This ecumenical site gives information about most religions. Just find the name on the home page. 

Religious Tolerance
http://www.religioustolerance.org/var_rel.htm
Find a religion to study by looking at the menu of "World Religions" in the left column. 

Sacred Texts
http://www.sacred-texts.com/world.htm
Find
important texts for each religion as found in the list.

Printed Resources

Anderson, J. N. D. The World’s Religions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1968.  (Christian perspective)

Hoekema, Anthony A. The Four Major Cults. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1963.

Knight, George R. A Brief History of the Seventh Day Adventists. New York: Macmillan, 2004.

Martin, Walter. The Kingdom of the Cults. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1965.

Sookhedeo, Patrick. A Christian's Pocket Guide to Islam. Fearn, Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publications, 2001.


III. Systematic Theology


Internet Resources 

Catechism of the Catholic Church
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
This is a fundamental document to understand the official current theology of the Roman Catholic Church. Just scroll down the index to find a topic.

*Christian Classics Ethereal Library
http://www.ccel.org/
This website has a multitude of classic Christian literature. Click on "Research," then write the name of an author or a title of a book in their search boxes. You may also choose to click on "Browse" and look through the list of documents in alphabetical order, either by author or by title. You don't need to register to use this. For example, in the area of Systematic Theology, we suggest you look at the following examples:

 Anselm, Proslogium. (scholastic theologian)

 *Aquinas, Thomas. The Summa Theologica. (Key medieval scholastic theologian, a favorite of the Roman Catholic Church)

 Arminius, Jacobus. Works of James Arminius. (opponent of Calvinism)

Edwards, Jonathan. Freedom of the Will. (reformed)

*Hodge, Charles. Systematic Theology. (reformed)


 Desiring God
http://www.desiringgod.org/
This website is oriented around the reformed teaching of John Piper. We suggest you search for an article by looking under "Browse By," click on "Topic index" and scroll down to find the subject you would like to study. You can also search by author.

*Frame-Poythress
http://www.frame-poythress.org/
This website contains articles and books by these two important contemporary reformed theologians. To find an article, look under the corresponding author (Frame or Poythress), click on "Articles by Title," and scroll down to find the article in its alphabetical order. To find a book, click on "Books" and scroll down to find the title. We suggest a few examples below:

Frame, John. "Certainty." 

Frame, John. "Introduction to the Reformed Faith.

Frame, John. "My Use of the Reformed Confessions."

*Frame, John. "A Primer on Perspectivalism."

Frame, John. "Traditionalism."

Poythress, Vern S. "Multiperspectivalism and the Reformed Faith."

Poythress, Vern S. "Presbyterianism and Dispensationalism."

*Poythress, Vern S. Symphonic Theology. (Search under "Books.")


Ligonier Ministries
http://www.ligonier.org/
Under the direction of R.C. Sproul, this reformed website contains hundreds of articles on theology. We suggest clicking on the tab "Learn," then under "Ways to Learn," click on "Topics." Articles in theology are in the first column.

Monergism
http://www.monergism.com/
This website contains many articles on theology from a reformed perspective. We suggest especially the resources listed below. To find any of them, look under the category "Theology," click on "Systematic Theology," and scroll down to find the title.

*Aquinas, Thomas. The Summa Theologica. (Key medieval scholastic theologian, a favorite of the Roman Catholic Church)

*Berkhof, Louis. Summary of Christian Doctrine. (synthesis of reformed doctrine)

Reymond, Robert L. "The Justification of Theology as an Intellectual Discipline." (reformed)

*Poythress, Vern S. Symphonic Theology. (reformed)

Wells, David F. "The Nature and Function of Theology." (reformed)


Regent University Divinity and Religion Resources
http://libguides.regent.edu
This site recommends many resources and gives key information about them. We suggest for example that you click on "Bibliographies" and then "Systematic Theologies by denomination and persuasion." You could also click on "Websites" and then "Theology" to find other sites.

Selected Works of Martin Luther
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-luther.html
This site includes his Ninety Five Theses, commentaries, his Catechisms, and much more.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://plato.stanford.edu/
You can use this resource especially for studying philosophers or liberal theologians. For example, write the name "Schleiermacher" in the search box in order to find an article on Friedrich Schleiermacher, or write the name "Kierkegaard" to study Søren Kierkegaard.

*Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/ 
This website contains countless resources, including books, articles, videos and audio files. To find articles on theology, click on the "Read" tab. Browse through the categories, especially the RPM Magazine, Pauline Studies, and Electronic Books. Click on "Links" to find hundreds of other resources.

We suggest the following resources on Systematic Theology:

*Augustine. Confessions.
Click "Read" then "Electronic Books," then write "Augustine" in the search box and click Enter. You may need to go to the next page to find other parts of the book.

*Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion.
Calvin was the key theologian for the reformation, and continues to be fundamental for reformed theologians. To find this valuable resource, click on "Read," then "Electronic Books," "Browse by Author," scroll down to "Medieval and Reformation Authors," click on "Calvin, John," and find "Institutes of the Christian Religion." You can select any of the four books of the Institutes in several different formats.

Pratt, Richard L., Jr. "Does God Observe the Law of Contradiction? ...Should We?"
To find this article, click on "Read," then "RPM Magazine." In the search box, first put "Pratt" and click Enter, then put in a key word or two from the title of the article, such as "contradiction."

To find many other articles on theology, click "Read," then "RPM Magazine," "Topical Archives," and scroll down to "Theology."

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Most people are familiar with this Internet encyclopedia. You can put almost any important name or concept in the search box to find interesting information. For example, to study Systematic Theology you may want to look up theologians such as Augustine, Aquinas, Calvin, or Luther, or you may want to study topics such as Catholicism, eschatology, or Mormonism. For studying liberal theologians, look up the following examples: Adolf Harnack, Albrecht Ritschl, Gustavo Gutierrez, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and Paul Tillich. Remember that, while this popular electronic encyclopedia is surprisingly complete and accurate, it aims to represent all points of view, which may lead to some error and confusion.

Printed Resources

Arminius, Jacobus. The Works of Jacob Arminius. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1986. (opponent of Calvinism)

*Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. (reformed)

*Boice, James M. Foundations of the Christian Faith. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 1986. (reformed)

*Buswell, J. Oliver. A Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1962-63. (reformed)

*Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1967. (fundamental theologian of the Reformation)

Catechism of the Catholic Church. New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1983. (Baptist)

*Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Christian Life. Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2008. (reformed, contemporary)

*________. The Doctrine of God. Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2002.

*________. The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1987.

*Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press, and Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994. (Grudem is fairly recent and very practical, directing his theology to the issues of our day. He represents a unique combination of historical reformed theology with an occasional defense of charismatic views. He is also Baptist.)

*________. Bible Doctrine; Essential Teachings of the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. (summary of his Systematic Theology)

McGrath, Alister E. The Science of God: An Introduction to Scientific Theology. London: T&T Clark, 2004. Contemporary “natural theology” by a well-known Oxford professor.

________. A Scientific Theology: Nature. London: T&T Clark, 2001.

________. A Scientific Theology: Reality. London: T&T Clark, 2002.

________.  A Scientific Theology: Theory. London: T&T Clark, 2003.

Packer, J.I. Concise Theology; a Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs . Wheaton : Tyndale, 1993. Originally written as notes for the New Geneva Bible. (Evangelical Anglican)

Pearlman, Myer. Knowing the Doctrines of the Bible. Springfield, Mo.: Gospel Publishing House, 1937. (Pentecostal)

*Pratt, Richard L., Jr. Designed For Dignity: What God Has Made It Possible For You To Be. Second edition. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 2000. (reformed)

*Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1998. (reformed)

*Sproul, R.C. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith. Wheaton: Tyndale, 1998. (reformed)

*________. Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.

________. Renewing Your Mind: Basic Christian Beliefs You Need to Know. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

________. What Is Reformed Theology?: Understanding The Basics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Tillich, Paul. Systematic Theology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1951-1963. (liberal)


IV. The Apostles' Creed


Catechism of the Catholic Church
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
This is a fundamental document to understand the official current theology of the Roman Catholic Church. Just scroll down the index to find a topic. To read their exposition of the Apostles' Creed, look at Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 1, Article 1.

Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics (CRTA)
http://www.reformed.org/index.html
We
suggest you use this site to read an exposition of the Apostles' Creed. Using the "Advanced Search" box (the link just below the search box), write "Apostles Creed" (without the apostrophe) in the box that says "Exact Phrase." It will lead you to the following article:

               *Dodds, James. Exposition of the Apostles' Creed.

Monergism
http://www.monergism.com/
This website contains articles on theology from a reformed perspective. To find resources on the Apostles' Creed, write "Apostles' Creed" in the search box.

Selected Works of Martin Luther
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-luther.html
To read Luther's exposition of the Apostles' Creed, find "Luther's Larger Catechism" and scroll down to "Part Second" / "Of the Creed." 


V. The Doctrine of Scripture

Internet Resources 

Catechism of the Catholic Church
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM
This is a fundamental document to understand the official current theology of the Roman Catholic Church. To read about their official view of Scripture, see Part 1, Chapter 2, Articles 1-3. To see their view of Tradition, see Part one, Section 1, Chapter 2, Article 2, "The Transmission of Divine Revelation."

Catholic.com
http://www.catholic.com/
Catholic
web site. To read about their view of Scripture and Tradition, for example, write "Tradition" in the search box, and find the following articles:

"Apostolic Tradition"

"Scripture and Tradition"

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry (CARM)
http://carm.org/
This website is dedicated to a defense of the Christian faith and biblical analysis of contemporary issues. We suggest the following articles:

Slick, Matt. "Is the Bible Inspired" (See "Christianity," then "Bible.")

________. "
Roman Catholicism, Bible and Tradition."  (See "World Religions," "Roman Catholicism," "Scripture and Tradition.")

*Frame-Poythress
http://www.frame-poythress.org/
This website contains articles and books by these two important contemporary reformed theologians. To find an article, look under the corresponding author (Frame or Poythress), click on "Articles by Title," and scroll down to find the article in its alphabetical order. To find a book, click on "Books" and scroll down to find the title. We suggest a few examples below:

Frame, John. "No Scripture, No Christ.'

________. "Scripture Speaks for Itself."

Poythress, Vern S. "What Does God Say Through Human Authors?"

*Monergism
http://www.monergism.com/
This website contains many articles on theology from a reformed perspective. We suggest for example the articles below on the topic of the doctrine of Scripture. To find them, go to the Block called "Bible," click "Bible Research," then "Inspiration," and scroll down to find them.

               Boettner, Loraine. "The Inspiration of Scripture."

               Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe. "The Reformers View of Inspiration."

               Warfield, B. B. "The Inspiration and Authority of Scriptures."

New Advent
http://www.newadvent.org/
This is a Catholic encyclopedia. To find a topic, use the alphabetical index. For example, to find an article on their view of Tradition, click on "T" and scroll down to:

               "Tradition and Magisterium"

*Sproul, R.C. "Sola Scriptura, Parts 1, 2, and 3" (Videos on YouTube)

 
 
 
 


*Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/ 
This website contains countless resources, including books, articles, videos and audio files. To find articles on theology, click on the "Read" tab. Browse through the categories, especially the RPM Magazine, Pauline Studies, and Electronic Books. Click on "Links" to find hundreds of other resources. You may also use the search box by writing in the name of an author or a topic.

We suggest the following resources on the doctrine of Scripture.

Jones, Hywell. "The Doctrine of Scripture Today; Trends in Evangelical Thinking." (Write "Doctrine of Scripture" in the search box.)

*Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Word of God. (Write "Frame" in the search box.

Printed Resources

Catechism of the Catholic Church. New York: Doubleday, 1995. For their view of Scripture and Tradition, see Part 1, Section 1, Chapter 2, Articles 1-3.

*Frame, John. Doctrine of the Knowledge of God. Phillipsburg: P&R, 1989.

*Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Word of God. Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2010.

Geisler, Norman, ed. Inerrancy. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1980.

Godfrey, Robert, James White, R.C. Spoul and others. Sola Scriptura; The Protestant Position on the Bible.

Lindsell, Harold. The Bible in the Balance. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1979.

Warfield, Benjamin B. The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible. Phillipsburg: P&R Publishing, 1948.

Young, Edward J. Thy Word is Truth. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957

 

VI. Catholicism


Internet Resources

Catechism of the Catholic Church.  New York: Doubleday, 1995.
See also:
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm or
http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/ccc_toc.htm 

Hodge. A.A. «Outlines of Theology; Pelagianism, Semi-Pelagianism, and Augustinianism». http://www.graceonlinelibrary.org/articles/full.asp?id=1|67|605 (protestant view)

Printed Resources

Aquinas, Thomas. Aquinas; Selected Writings. London: Penquin Books, 1998.

Augustine. Confessions. London: Penguin Books, 1973.

Bettenson, Henry, ed. Documents of the Christian Church. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.

Chesterton, G. K. St. Thomas Aquinas: the Dumb Ox. New York: Doubleday, 1956. (catholic view)

Colson, Charles, y Neuhaus, Richard John. Evangelicals and Catholics Together; Toward a Common Mission. Dallas, Texas: Word Publishing, 1995. (protestant view)

 

VII. Biblical Theology


Internet Resources

*Beginning with Moses
http://beginningwithmoses.org/
This website is dedicated especially to Biblical Theology. You can use the search box if you want to look for a topic or author. We suggest for example that you write in the names of the authors and the titles of the articles below:

               Clowney, Edmund. "The Final Temple."

               Gaffin, Richard B. "Systematic Theology and Biblical Theology."

               Poythress, Vern S. "Kinds of Biblical Theology"

Bible Study Tools
http://www.biblestudytools.com/
This free online website contains many versions of the Bible, commentaries, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. To study Biblical Theology, we suggest you click on "Dictionaries" to locate the following:

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Use the alphabetical index to find articles on topics such as the "ark" or "Abraham" the "Angel of the Lord," "Theology of Genesis," or "Theology of Exodus," for example.

Kerux
http://www.kerux.com/default.asp
Click on "Online Archives" and type in an author or topic. We suggest you read for example:

               Dennison, James T. "What is Biblical Theology?"

Monergism
http://www.monergism.com/
This website contains many articles on theology from a reformed perspective. To find articles on Biblical Theology, look at the first menu block on "Theology," click on "Biblical Theology," and scroll down to find articles and links.

*A Puritan's Mind
http://www.apuritansmind.com/
Search for the articles on the covenant listed below. You can write either the name of the author in the search box, or the subject matter ("covenant"). You may need to advance to another page to find the article (see page numbers at the bottom.)

*Hodge, A. A. "God's Covenants with Men"

*Hodge, Charles. "The Covenant"

Karlberg, Mark. W. "Reformed Interpretation of the Mosaic Covenant"

*Kline, Meredith. "Oath and Ordeal Signs," Parts 1 and 2.

Reformation Ink / Christian Classics
http://homepage.mac.com/shanerosenthal/reformationink/classic.htm
Scroll down to find articles listed in alphabetical order by author. We suggest for example the following articles:

               Machen, J. Gresham. "Jesus and Paul."

               Vos, Geerhardus. "The Idea of Biblical Theology"

               ________. "The Kingdom of God and the Church"

*Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/ 
Click on "Read" and "Pauline Studies" / "Theology" to find the following article:

               "Law Survey"

Use the advanced search box to find the following articles. To find them more quickly, you may need to select "all of these words" and select only "articles."

               Pratt, Richard L., Jr. "The Kingdom of God."

               Vos, Geerhardus. "The Christ.

The Upper Register
http://www.upper-register.com/index.html
Click on "Papers" and find articles on Biblical Theology. For example, you might want to read the following:

Kline, Meredith. "What is a Covenant?"

________. "Covenant Theology Under Attack"

Printed Resources

Gaffin, Richard B. Jr. Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul's Soteriology. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 1987.

Kaiser, Walter C. Jr. The Promise-Plan of God; a Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2008.

Kline, Meredith. God, Heaven, and Har Magedon; a Covenantal Tale of Cosmos and Telos. Eugene Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2006.

*Poythress, Verne S. The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 1991.

*Pratt, Richard L. Jr. He Gave Us Stories. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 1993.

*Ridderbos, Herman. Paul, an Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1975.

________ Redemptive History and the New Testament Scriptures. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 2001.

*________ The Pauline Eschatology. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 1979.

*Robertson, O. Palmer. The Christ of the Covenants. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 1980.

*Vos, Geerhardus. Biblical Theology, Old and New Testaments. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2003.

________ Eschatology of the Old Testament. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing.

 

VIII. OLD TESTAMENT


Software for Bible Study in General

Bible Gateway
http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/
This free software has many versions of the Bible and some commentaries.

*BibleWorks
http://www.bibleworks.com/
This academic software has many versions of the Bible and tools for word search and morphological study.

Bible Study Tools
http://www.biblestudytools.com/
This free online website contains many versions of the Bible, commentaries, encyclopedias, and dictionaries.

Bible Research
http://www.bible-researcher.com/index.html
This site includes articles on topics such as the Greek text of the New Testament, the Hebrew manuscripts of the Old Testament, ancient versions of the Bible, the canon of the Bible, and interpretation of the Bible. Click on the general category of interest, then scroll down through the articles.

*E-Sword
 http://www.e-sword.net/
This free software can be downloaded. It has many versions of the Bible, commentaries, and other resources.

*Logos
http://www.logos.com/
This software has an enormous library of commentaries, dictionaries, and other resources for pastoral and academic study, including Greek and Hebrew tools. Search engines allow following links to Bible passages and volumes of helpful information.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

New Bible Dictionary (3rd edition). Editors: D.R.W. Wood, N. Hillyer, J.D. Douglas and others. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1996.

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.

Commentaries on the Complete Bible

Internet Resources

Christ Notes
http://www.christnotes.org/
Click on the commentaries by Matthew Henry (Presbyterian) or John Wesley (Methodist).

*Christian Classics Ethereal Library
http://www.ccel.org/
You can find the commentaries of Matthew Henry and John Calvin on this site. Just click on "Research" and write the name in the search box called "Book Title or Author."

*Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/ 
We suggest the following:

*Calvin, John. Commentaries.
To find Calvin's Commentaries, click on "Read," "Search by Author," and scroll down to "Medieval and Reformation Authors."

*Jamison, Fausset and Brown. Commentaries.
Click on "Read," "Search by Author," and scroll down to "Post-Reformation Authors." This series also includes articles on introductory information to different sections of the Bible.

Printed Resources

*MacArthur, John. The MacArthur Bible Commentary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005.

Carson, D.A., R.T. France, J.A. Motyer and others, editors. New Bible Commentary. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
 

Introductory Information on the Old Testament

*Archer, Gleason L., Jr., A Survey of Old Testament Introduction. Chicago: Moody Press, 1964.

*Dillard, Raymond B., and Tremper Longman. An introduction to the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1994.

Lasor, Sanford, David Hubbard, and William Bush. Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

*Scott, Jack B. Survey of the Old Testament. Lawrenceville, GA: Christian Education and Publications, 2002.

Commentaries on the Old Testament in General

Internet Resources

*Bible Study Courses
http://biblestudycourses.org/
Rev. Don Ritsman provides commentaries on many books of the Bible, with an emphasis on practical application.

*Christian Classics Ethereal Library
http://www.ccel.org/
To read some interesting background information on the Old Testament, we recommend you click on "Research" and write "Edersheim" in the box called "Book Title or Author" to find the following works:

               *Edersheim, Alfred. Sketches of Jewish Social Life.

               *________. The Temple; Its Ministry and Services.

*Philologos
http://philologos.org/
Type "Edersheim" in the search box and scroll down to find the following:

               *Edersheim, Alfred. The Bible History; Old Testament.

Printed Resources

Harrison, R.K., and Hubbard, Robert L. Jr., editors. New International Commentaries on the Old Testament (various authors, on many books of the Old Testamet) Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

*Keil, C.F. and Delitzsch, Franz. Commentary on the Old Testament. Ten volumes. Hendrickson Publishers, 1996 (also Eerdmans, 1956).

Mathews, Kenneth A. The New American Commentary, vol. 1A, Genesis 1-11:26. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1996.

________ The New American Commentary, vol. 1B, Genesis 11:27-50:26. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2005.

The Pentateuch

Hamilton, Victor P. The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.

Kidner, Derek. Genesis. London: Tyndale, 1967.

Waltke, Bruce K. Genesis, a Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

Wenham, Gordon. Word Biblical Commentaries, vol. 1, Genesis 1-15. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1987.

______. Word Biblical Commentaries, vol. 2, Genesis 16-50. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1987.

The Prophetical Books

Bullock, C. Hassel. An Introduction to the Old Testament Prophetic Books. Chicago: Moody, 1999.

Duguid, Iain M. Daniel. Reformed Expository Commentary. Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2008.

New International Biblical Commentary series. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson.

Isaiah, John Goldingay.
Jeremiah, Lamentations, Tremper Longman III, 1996.
Minor Prophets I, Elizabeth Achtemeir, 1996.
Minor Prophets II, J. Goldingay and P. Scalise, 2009.

NIV Application Commentary series. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Isaiah, by John N. Oswalt
Jeremiah, by J. Andrew Dearman
Ezekiel, by Iain M. Duguid.
Daniel, by Tremper Longman III.
Hosea, Amos, Micah, by Gary V. Smith
Joel, Obadiah, Malachi, by David W. Baker
Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zepheniah, by James Bruckner
Haggai, Zechariah, by Mark J. Boda

Wood, Leon. Commentary on Daniel. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973. Wipf and Stock, 1998.


IX. NEW TESTAMENT


General Bible Study

See under Old Testament:

               Software for Bible Study in General

               Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

               Commentaries on the Complete Bible

Introductory Information on the New Testament

Guthrie, Donald. New Testament Introduction. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1990.

________. The Apostles. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1975.

*Harrison, Everett F. Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971.

*Longenecker, Richard N. The Ministry and Message of Paul. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1971.

________ The Road from Damascus; the Impact of Paul's Conversion on His Life, Thought. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

________ Studies in Paul. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.

________ Paul, Apostle of Liberty. Grand Rapids: Baker, 19644.

New Bible Dictionary (3rd edition). Editors: D.R.W. Wood, N. Hillyer, J.D. Douglas and others. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1996.
-See "Chronology of the New Testament," pp. 194-199.
-See also the articles for books of the New Testament and for the authors of the New Testament.

New Bible Commentary. Editors: D.A. Carson, R.T. France, J.A. Motyer and others. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
-See introductions to the books of the New Testament.

Ramsay, William M. St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman Citizen. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1982.

*Ridderbos, Herman. Paul, An Outline of His Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

Steves, Rick. "The Life of Apostle Paul" (Video on YouTube)
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3170908278495640769

Commentaries on the New Testament in General

Internet Resources

*Bible Study Courses
http://biblestudycourses.org/
Rev. Don Ritsman provides commentaries on many books of the Bible, with an emphasis on practical application.

*Frame-Poythress
http://www.frame-poythress.org/
This website contains articles and books by these two important contemporary reformed theologians. To find an article, look under the corresponding author (Frame or Poythress), click on "Articles by Title," and scroll down to find the article in its alphabetical order.

We suggest you search especially for articles by Vern Poythress on different books of the New Testament, such as 2 Timothy, Acts, Johannine Studies, and Revelation.

 To find a book, click on "Books" and scroll down to find the title. We suggest the following book on the New Testament:

Poythress, Verne. The Returning King; A Guide to the Book of Revelation.

Printed Resources

Carson, D.A., and G.K. Beale. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007.

Fee, Gordon, ed. New International Commentaries on the New Testament (various authors such as Leon Morris, F.F. Bruce, John Murray, F.W. Grosheide, Philip E. Hughes, and Herman N. Ridderbos) 18 volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

*Hendriksen, William. Commentaries (on most books of the New Testament). Grand Rapids: Baker.

The Gospels

Godet, Frederick Louis. Commentary on the Gospel of John. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1970.

*Hendriksen, William. Exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.

*________. Exposition of the Gospel According to Mark. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.

*________. Exposition of the Gospel According to Luke. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.

*________. Exposition of the Gospel According to John. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.

Lane, William L. The Gospel According to Mark. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

Marshall, Howard. The Gospel of Luke. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

Morris, Leon. The Gospel According to John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971.

Acts

*Bruce, F.F. The Book of Acts. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

Nicoll, W. Robertson, ed., The Expositor's Greek Testament, vol II (Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1967.

Paul's Epistles

*Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/ 
This main website contains countless resources, including books, articles, videos and audio files. To find articles on theology, click on the "Read" tab. Browse through the categories, especially "Pauline Studies."

1 and 2 Corinthians

Blomberg, Craig. The NIV Application Commentary; 1 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Zondervan 1994.

Fee, Gordon D. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.

Grosheide, F.W. Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1968.

Hughes, Philip Edgcumbe. Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962.

MacArthur, John. 1 Corinthians. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

Galatians

Bruce, F.F. The Epistle to the Galatians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982.

*Hendriksen,William. New Testament Commentary; Galatians and Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979.

Luther, Martin. A Commentary on St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 1953 (originally published in German in 1535 and translated to English in 1575).

Ridderbos, Herman N. The Epistle of Paul to the Churches in Galatia. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972.

Ephesians

Boice, James Montgomery. Ephesians; an Expositional Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006.

Foulkes, Francis. The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

*Hendriksen,William. New Testament Commentary; Galatians and Ephesians. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1967.

MacArthur, John. Ephesians; Our Immeasurable Blessings in Christ. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

Nicoll, W. Robertson, ed. The Expositor's Greek Testament, vol III (2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1967.

Stott, John R.W. The Message of Ephesians; God's New Society. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1979.

Philippians

*Hendriksen,William. New Testament Commentary; Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979.

Muller, Jacobus J. The Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and to Philemon. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

Nicoll, W. Robertson, ed., The Expositor's Greek Testament, vol III (2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1967.

Colossians

Harrison, Everett. Colossians. Chicago: Moody, 2001.

*Hendriksen,William. New Testament Commentary; Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979.

MacArthur, John. Colossians and Philemon. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

Moo, Douglas. The Letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

Nicoll, W. Robertson, ed. The Expositor's Greek Testament, vol III (2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1967.

1 and 2 Thessalonians

*Hendriksen, William, Commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1967.

Morris, Leon. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

Philemon

*Hendriksen,William. New Testament Commentary; Philippians, Colossians, Philemon. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979.

MacArthur, John. Colossians and Philemon. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

Moo, Douglas. The Letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

Muller, Jacobus J. The Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and to Philemon. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974.

Revelation

*Johnson, Dennis E. The Triumph of the Lamb; a Commentary on Revelation. Philipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 2001.

*Poythress, Verne. The Returning King; A Guide to the Book of Revelation. Philipsburg, N.J.: P&R Publishing, 2000.


X. Ethics


Internet Resources

*Frame-Poythress
http://www.frame-poythress.org/
This website contains articles and books by these two important contemporary reformed theologians. To find an article, look under the corresponding author (Frame or Poythress), click on "Articles by Title," and scroll down to find the article in its alphabetical order.

We suggest you search especially for articles by John Frame on topics such as abortion, bioethics, civil disobedience, cloning, divorce, ethics, the fifth commandment, homosexuality, racism, slang, and war, for example.

*Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/
Find Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Click on "Read," then "Electronic Books," "Browse by Author," scroll down to "Medieval and Reformation Authors," click on "Calvin, John," and find "Institutes of the Christian Religion."  To read about his view of the use of the Old Testament law, see book 4, chapter 20.  See also book 2, chapter 7.

*The Westminster Confession of Faith
http://www.pcaac.org/WCF.htm
To Read the statement about the Old Testament law, see chapter 19.

Printed Resources

Eckman, James P., Biblical Ethics; Choosing Right in a World Gone Wrong. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2004.

*Frame, John. The Doctrine of the Christian Life. Phillipsburg, N.J.: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2008.

*Jones, David Clyde, Biblical Christian Ethics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Plantiga, Cornelius, Jr., Not the Way It's Supposed to Be; A Breviary of Sin. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Ryken, Philip Graham, Written in Stone; The Ten Commandments and Today's Moral Crisis. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2003.

*Thompson, Les. The Ten Commandments; Godly Living in an Ungodly World. Miami: Logoi, 2007.


XI. Apologetics


Internet Resources

Answers in Genesis
http://www.answersingenesis.org/
This web site is dedicated to defend creationism from a "young earth" perspective.

CARM
http://carm.org/apologetics
Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
Many articles explaining classical apologetics, presuppositional apologetics, evidentialist apologetics, as well as contemporary issues.

Reasons to Believe
http://www.reasons.org/

This web site defends creationism from an "old earth" perspective.

RZIM
http://www.rzim.org/
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/

Look under "Read," "RPM Magazine," "Topic Archives" scroll down to "Practical Theology" and find "Apologetics.

Printed Resources

Bahnsen, Greg. Van Til's Apologetic. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1998.

Chesterton, G. K. The Everlasting Man. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993.

———. Saint Thomas Aquinas: “The Dumb Ox.” New York: Image Books, 1956.

Cowan, Steven, ed. Five Views on Apologetics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan,

2000. Includes articles by Stanley N. Gundry, William Lane Craig, Paul D. Feinberg, Kelly James Clark, John Frame, and Gary Habermas.

*Frame, John. Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1994.

———. Cornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1995.

Groothuis, Douglas R. Unmasking the New Age. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1986.

 ———. Truth Decay. Downers Grove: IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000. Analysis of postmodernism.

Jones, Peter. The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back: An Old Heresy for the New Age.

Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1992. Solid reformed perspective.

———. Stolen Identity: The Conspiracy to Reinvent Jesus. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2006.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. New York: HarperCollins, 2001 (original copyright, 1952).

———. Miracles. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1968.

———. The Problem of Pain. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1996.

———. Surprised by Joy. Harcourt Brace and Company, 1955.

MacArthur, John. The Truth War: Fighting for Certainty in an Age of Deception. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007.

McDowell, Josh. Evidence that Demands a Verdict. San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., 1979.

———. More Evidence that Demands a Verdict. San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., 1981.

———. New Evidence that Demands a Verdict. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1999.

McDowell, Josh and Don Stewart. Answers to Tough Questions Skeptics Ask

About the Christian Faith. San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life Publishers, Inc., 1983.

Miller, Elliot. A Crash Course on the New Age Movement. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989.

Packer, J. I. God Has Spoken: Revelation and the Bible. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993. One of the most popular contemporary Reformed theologiansm, clear and practical.

———. Fundamentalism and the Word of God. Leicester: Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1958.

*Pratt, Richard. Every Thought Captive: A Study Manual for the Defense of Christian Truth. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1979. Clear, simple, and practical manual that applies a Van Tilian approach to apologetics.

*Ramsay, Richard. The Certainty of the Faith. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2007. Analyzes the theme of uncertainty in the history of western philosophy, and shows that our certainty is in submitting to God's Word. While basically a presuppositionalist, he suggests using the best of many apologetic arguments, as long as we always come back to God's Word as the final authority.

Schaeffer, Francis. Escape from Reason. Wheaton, IL: InterVarsity Press: 1968.

———. Francis A. Schaeffer TrilogyThe God Who Is There, Escape from Reason, and He Is There and He Is Not Silent. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1990.

* ———. He Is There and He Is Not Silent. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1980.

* ———. The God Who Is There. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1968. New edition with preface by James Sire, 1998.

Sire, James. A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006.

* ———. The Universe Next Door: A Basic World View Catalogue. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1997.

———. Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All? Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.

Van Til, Cornelius. Christian Apologetics. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1976.

* ———. The Defense of the Faith. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1979.

Zacharias, Ravi. Can Man Live Without God? Nashville: W. Publishing Group, 1994.


XII. Pastoral Ministry


Internet Resources

Desiring God
http://www.desiringgod.org/  
Go to "Resource Library," "Articles," and scroll down to articles on "Church Leadership" and "Outreach."

Redeemer Presbyterian Church
http://www.redeemer.com/

Church pastored by Tim Keller. Go to "Learn" and "Resources" to find articles on ministry.

Third Millennium
http://thirdmill.org/

Look under "Read," "RPM Magazine," "Topic Archives" scroll down to "Practical Theology."

Printed Resources

Conn, Harvie, and Manuel Ortiz. Urban Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001.

Clowney, Edmund. The Church. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1995.

Frame, John. Worship in Spirit and in Truth. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1996.


XIII. Evangelism


Printed Resources

Aldrich, Joe. Lifestyle Evangelism. Colorado Springs, CO: Multnomah Publishing Group, 2006.

Conn, Harvey. Evangelism; Doing Justice and Preaching Grace. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1992.

MacArthur, John. How to Share the Gospel Faithfully. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2011.

Packer, J.I. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Downers Grove, IL: InverVarsity Press, 2008.


XIV. Christian Education


Internet Resources

"Close the Gap Now"
http://closethegapnow.org/
Articles
on Christian education. Click on "Resources."

Presbyterian Church in America, Christian Education and Publications  
http://www.pcacep.org/

Presbyterian Church in America, The PCA Bookstore
https://www.cepbookstore.com/ 

Introduction to Christian Education
International Educational Fellowship School of Ministry
http://www.coursematerials.vision.edu/textbooks/ED%20750%20Textbook.pdf

"Transforming Teachers"
transformingteachers.org

"Virtual Salt"
http://www.virtualsalt.com/int/
Articles
on Christian education

Printed Resources

Anthony, Michael J. , Introducing Christian Education. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Berryman, Jerome W., Godly Play: An Imaginative Approach to Religious Education. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

*Graham, D. L., Teaching Redemptively: Bringing grace and truth into your classroom. Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design, 2003.

*Hendricks, Howard, Teaching to Change Lives. Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Publishers, 1996.

Henley, Karyn, Young Children; What are They Like. Standard Publishing,1997.

Plantinga, C., Engaging God’s world: A Christian vision of faith, learning, and living. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.

*Wilkinson, Bruce, The Seven Laws of the Learner. Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Publishers, 2005.

Van Til, C., Essays on Christian education. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1971.

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