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“Here is catechesis at its best, instructing the student of theology, providing pastors with a sermon-enriching manual, and giving growing Christians a resource book that will both inform and nourish them, as well as provide endless theological enjoyment!”
—Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries
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 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 unpack the work and role of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology) and salvation (soteriology). The authors examine the Holy Spirit’s role in the history of salvation, the order of salvation, and the believers’ experience of salvation. As readers consider the interrelationship between the Spirit and salvation, they are invited to explore the direct activity of the Lord in their lives for their salvation.
Table of Contents
Part 5: Pneumatology and Soteriology: The Doctrine of Salvation Applied by the Holy Spirit
Analytic Outline: Pneumatology and Soteriology
Section A: The Holy Spirit and the History of Salvation (Historia Salutis) Chapter 1: Introduction to the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Chapter 2: The Work of the Holy Spirit in Creation and Common Grace Chapter 3: The Spirit of God with Old Covenant Israel Chapter 4: The Spirit and God the Son Incarnate Chapter 5: Pentecost and Paraclete: Baptized with the Spirit Chapter 6: The Gifts of the Spirit in the Church Chapter 7: The Signs and Wonders of the Spirit Chapter 8: The Holy Spirit and the New Creation
Section B: The Holy Spirit and the Order of Salvation (Ordo Salutis) Chapter 9: Union with Christ by the Spirit, Part 1: Biblical Themes Chapter 10: Union with Christ by the Spirit, Part 2: Theological and Practical Considerations Chapter 11: The Order of the Application of Salvation Chapter 12: General Calling, Part 1: The Free Offer of the Gospel Chapter 13: General Calling, Part 2: Preparatory Grace and the Spirit of Conviction Chapter 14: General Calling, Part 3: Resisting, Testing, and Blaspheming the Holy Spirit Chapter 15: Effectual Calling, Part 1: Biblical Teaching Chapter 16: Effectual Calling, Part 2: Theological Controversy Chapter 17: Regeneration, Part 1: Biblical Teaching Chapter 18: Regeneration, Part 2: Theological Questions and Practical Application Chapter 19: Conversion, Part 1: Repentance unto Life Chapter 20: Conversion, Part 2: Faith in Jesus Christ Chapter 21: Conversion, Part 3: The Exercise and Necessity of Faith Chapter 22: Justification, Part 1: Biblical Teaching Chapter 23: Justification, Part 2: Historical and Polemical Theology (Reformation) Chapter 24: Justification, Part 3: Historical and Polemical Theology (Modern) Chapter 25: Adoption, Part 1: Biblical Theology Chapter 26: Adoption, Part 2: Systematic and Practical Considerations Chapter 27: Sanctification, Part 1: Biblical Teaching Chapter 28: Sanctification, Part 2: Theological Controversies Chapter 29: Sanctification, Part 3: Practical Applications Chapter 30: Preservation and Perseverance, Part 1: Biblical Promises and Warnings Chapter 31: Preservation and Perseverance, Part 2: Resting and Running
Section C: The Holy Spirit and the Experience of Salvation (Experientia Salutis) Chapter 32: The Indwelling, Leading, and Filling of the Holy Spirit Chapter 33: Assurance of Salvation, Part 1: A Balanced, Biblical, Reformed Approach Chapter 34: Assurance of Salvation, Part 2: The Sealing, Earnest, Witness, and Firstfruits of the Spirit Chapter 35: The Marks of Grace in Christian Character, Part 1: The Beatitudes Chapter 36: The Marks of Grace in Christian Character, Part 2: The Fruit of the Spirit Chapter 37: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 1: Introduction and the First Two Commandments Chapter 38: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 2: The Third and Fourth Commandments Chapter 39: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 3: The Fifth through Seventh Commandments Chapter 40: Obedience to God’s Law, Part 4: The Eighth through Tenth Commandments and Conclusion Chapter 41: The Fear of the Lord, Self-Denial, Sober Watchfulness, and Recovery from Backsliding Chapter 42: Prayer and the Hope of Glorification