Some theologians refer to Systematic Theology as Dogmatic Theology because it is the teaching and doctrine of the Church and formulated by the Church during the centuries.
For a definition see: Systematic/ Dogmatic Theology on www.Theopedia.com.
A list of links to books that are out of copyright concerning Systematic Theology. They are free to download from the links listed here and are available in DJVU and PDF formats, and also can be read on-line. The books that are listed as "read on-line" are copyrighted but can be read on-line provided by Google. Only parts of these books can be read. We have tried to figure out the perspective from which the work is done but this is a serious task which requires to read so we may be wrong. Also not all authors are contemporary but they are representative to their tradition. Also our task here will be to cover as many different Christian traditions as possible so it would be interesting if we could rlist some books by authors by not so common Christian denominations. For a historical perspective go to Historical Studies & Theology in which the viewpoint is more historical than systematic.
Authors that share not one but many positions in their book. However they may share their own position among the others.
Erickson, Millard. Christian Theology ( Review & buy ) from a general perspective but shares his own evangelical views. It combines the biblical material with contemporary interpretations and historical interpretations. So it is a combination of biblical studies, historical and philosophical studies. I think this book is a must to read because in one volume you get a very broad perspective on Christian theology. Some editions like the Bulgarian one contain as footnotes the views of the Eastern Orthodox Churches with which the author is somehow unfamiliar.
Eastern-Orthodox Dogmatic Theology
John Damascene (or John of Damascus). An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox faith (VII - VIII Centuries) According to: Schaff, Phillip. Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers series II, Volume 9
Roman-Catholic Dogmatic Theology
Sancti Thomae de Aquino. Summa Theologiae (1265–1274). Summa Teologica in the original Latin text
Anglican (AKA Anglo-Catholic) Dogmatic Theology
Darwell, Stone.Outlines of Christian Dogma (1903) A brief Anglican dogmatic theology from a biblical, systematic and historic perspective including the decisions of ecumenical counsels. It will be interesting to non-Anglican readers also.
Protestant Systematic / Dogmatic Theologies
Lutheran Systematic Theology
Voigt, A.G. Biblical Dogmatics (1917)
from a Lutheran perspective. The book consists of lectures and it
contains only 281 pages. It is a brief systematic theology from a
biblical perspective which is really easy to read.
Reformed / Presbyterian / Calvinist Systematic Theology
Calvin, Jean (John). Institutes of the Christian Religion translated by Henry Beverage (1559, translated 1845) a classic protestant reformed doctrinal book by John Calvin which is quite different then todays systematic theologies but still used and widely read by many. This is a must to read to understand Reformation thought. Volume I contains the original first book and a part of the second, volume II the original second part of the second book and the third book, volume III the original fourth book.
Brown, John. A Compendious View of Natural and Revealed Religion (1817) AKA John Brown's Systematic Theology from a Puritan - Calvinist perspective
Berkhof, Louis. Summary of Christian Doctrine ( Read on-line ) This is a concise version of Systematic Theology.
Murell, Stanford E. A Foundation for Faith. An Introductory Study of Systematic Theology (1998) from a presbyterian & reformed perspective.
Download from www.ntslibrary.com: PDF
Congregational Systematic Theology
Chafer, Lewis Sperry. Systematic Theology. Volume 5 & 6 (Read on-line) Chafer is well known as one of the leaders of modern Christian Dispensationalism. His theology is particularly premillenial pretribulational dispensational. So this would be also an interesting book to pentecostal believers who hold such views.
Baptist Systematic Theology
Gill, John. Staughton, William (Editor) Gill's Complete Body of Practical and Doctrinal Divinity (1767, 1770, this edition 1810)
This edition contains the two books by John Gill: A Body of Doctrinal
Divinity (1767) and A Body of Practical Divinity (1770). This way one
gets a dogmatic /systematic and a practical theology in one book. Gill
writes from a baptist perspective and uses Calvinistic soteriology.
Boyce, James Petigru. Abstract of Systematic theology (1887) This is a short systematic theology of 397 pages from a southern baptist theological perspective.
Strong, Augustus Hopkins. Systematic Theology: a Compendium and Commonplace-book Designed for the Use of Theological Students (1907) from a reformed baptist perspective. This book is 805 pages long and was designed for the students at Rochester Theological Seminary
Methodist Systematic Theology (Arminian)
Miley, John. Systematic Theology (1892) from a methodist perspective:
Terry, Milton Spenser. Biblical Dogmatics; An Exposition of the Principal Doctrines of the Holy Scriptures (1907) from a methodist perspective. This is a 629 pages book written in an analytical way covering most of systematic theology.
Mennonite Systematic Theology
Finger, Thomas N. A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology (2004) This is not a full systematic theology but it contains the most important aspects of the doctrine of modern Mennonite teaching.
Charismatic / Pentecostal Systematic Theology
Williams, John Rodman. Renewal Theology (1996) (Read on-line) form a presbyterian-charismatic perspective. This is a systematic theology by an presbyterian author who became a charismatic and wrote a systematic theology taking into consideration charistamtic teaching. It will be also interesting to pentecostal believers. www.RenewalTheology.net is the website of the author on which you can read 6 more books on-line and many essays.
Horton. Stanley M. Systematic Theology: A Pentecostal perspective. For sorry this book is not available to read on-line even partially. If you find a link you may e-mail it to us.
This group of resources is experimental. It is not sure that Messianic Judaism can be called Christianity at all so we include books here for the sake of being exhaustive.There is still no full systematic theology written from this perspective.
Neo-orthodox Systematic Theology
Tillich, Paul. Systematic Theology. University of Chicago Press (1957) (Read on-line) from a neo-orthodox, Christian existentialist perspective
Liberal Protestant Systematic / Dogmatic theology
Listen To Lectures On-line
Systematic Theology I on www.biblical training.org - Highly Recommended
Systematic Theology II on www.biblical.training.org - Highly Recommended
Systematic Theology Sites
This sites have pages that have resources particularly in Systematic Theology.
http://www.monergism.com/directory/link_category/Systematic-Theology/ A long list of on-line and PDF books on systematic theology. On this site you can also find audio lectures on different subject in theology.
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