The aim of systematic theology is to engage not only the head but also the heart and hands. Only recently has the church compartmentalized these aspects of life—separating the academic discipline of theology from the spiritual disciplines of faith and obedience. This new multivolume work brings together rigorous historical and theological scholarship with spiritual disciplines and practical insights—characterized by a simple, accessible, comprehensive, Reformed, and experiential approach. In this volume, Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley shift from the doctrine of God (theology proper) to the doctrine of humanity (anthropology) and the doctrine of Christ (Christology). This extensive reformed theology explores the Bible’s teaching about who we are and why we were created, as well as who Jesus is and why his divinity is essential to the Christian faith.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abbreviations Tables Preface
Part 3: Anthropology: The Doctrine of Man Analytical Outline for Anthropology Chapter 1: Introduction to Anthropology Section A: The Doctrine of Creation Chapter 2: The Creation of the World by God Chapter 3: Creation: Historical and Theological Questions Chapter 4: Creation: Exegetical Questions Chapter 5: Creation: Scientific Questions Section B: The Doctrine of Man’s Creation and Nature Chapter 6: The Creation of Man by God Chapter 7: The Controversy over the Historical Adam Chapter 8: The Image of God (1): Exegetical and Biblical Theology Chapter 9: The Image of God (2): Historical and Polemical Theology Chapter 10: The Image of God (3): Systematic and Practical Theology Chapter 11: The Gender and Sexuality of Man Chapter 12: The Constitution of Man (1): Unity and Duality Chapter 13: The Constitution of Man (2): Body and Soul Chapter 14: God’s Covenant with Adam (1): Biblical Teaching Chapter 15: God’s Covenant with Adam (2): Historical and Systematic Theology Chapter 16: God’s Covenant with Adam (3): Practical Implications Section C: The Doctrine of Sin Chapter 17: Introduction to the Doctrine of Sin Chapter 18: The Fall of Man into Sin and Misery Chapter 19: The State of Sin (1): Historical Theology of Original Sin Chapter 20: The State of Sin (2): Universal Sin, Imputed Guilt, and Lack of Righteousness Chapter 21: The State of Sin (3): Total Depravity and Inability Chapter 22: The Free Choice of the Will Chapter 23: Actual Sins: The Diverse, Poisonous Fruit of Original Sin Chapter 24: The Punishment of Sin by God Chapter 25: Sin and the Believer Chapter 26: Suffering and the Believer
Part 4: Christology: The Doctrine of Christ Analytical Outline for Christology Section A: The Doctrine of the Covenant of Grace Chapter 27: Introduction to the Covenant of Grace Chapter 28: Historical Perspectives on God’s Covenants Chapter 29: The Perpetual Continuity of God’s Gospel Chapter 30: The Eternal Covenant with God’s Son and Those in Union with Him Chapter 31: The Diverse Administrations of God’s Covenant of Grace, Part 1: Noah, Abraham, and Moses Chapter 32: The Diverse Administrations of the Covenant of Grace, Part 2: David and the New Covenant Chapter 33: The Essential Unity of God’s Covenant of Grace Chapter 34: The Abiding Duty to Obey God’s Moral Law Chapter 35: The Church’s Union with Her Covenant God through Faith Section B: The Doctrine of the Person of Christ Chapter 36: Introduction to the Study of Christ’s Person and Work Chapter 37: The Names of Christ Chapter 38: The Deity of Christ Chapter 39: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 1: The Coming of the Incarnate Son Chapter 40: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 2: Humanity and Relations Chapter 41: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 3: Historical Development of Orthodox Christology Chapter 42: Christ’s Incarnation, Part 4: Theological Questions and Practical Applications Section C: The Doctrine of the Work of Christ Chapter 43: The Threefold Office of the One Mediator Chapter 44: The Two States of Our Prophet, Priest, and King Excursus: He Descended into Hell Chapter 45: Christ’s Prophetic Work, Part 1: Introduction and Typology Chapter 46: Christ’s Prophetic Work, Part 2: Revelation by the Word Chapter 47: Christ’s Prophetic Work, Part 3: Illumination for His Prophetic People Chapter 48: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 1: Introduction to Christ’s Priestly Office Chapter 49: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 2: Penal Substitution for the Satisfaction of God’s Justice Chapter 50: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 3: Christ’s Sacrificial Obedience Chapter 51: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 4: The Perfections of Christ’s Sacrificial Accomplishment Chapter 52: Christ’s Priestly Work, Part 5: Intercession for a Priestly People Chapter 53: Christ’s Kingly Work, Part 1: Introduction, Victory, and Triumph Chapter 54: Christ’s Kingly Work, Part 2: Power, Grace, and Glory Chapter 55: Christ’s Kingly Work, Part 3: Christ’s Kingly People Chapter 56: Practical Conclusion to Christology: The Centrality of Christ
Bibliography: Works Cited in This Volume General Index Scripture Index