Dogmatic TheologyBy: William Greenough Thayer Shedd, Alan W. Gomes
|Publisher||Presbyterian and Reformed|
"William G. T. Shedd's Dogmatic Theology is a classic," writes Alan W. Gomes, editor of this new edition. "It is a profound work that sets forth the deepest themes of religion with a grandeur and majesty of expression that has rarely been equaled and that never will be outdated." Gomes considers Dogmatic Theology "one of the finest theological systems ever produced." Shedd's discussion of some topics is, writes Gomes, "unequaled by anything produced by modern evangelicals." Shedd wrote Dogmatic Theology with the prayer that it would help "to strengthen the believer's confidence in [divine] revelation and to incline the unbeliever to exercise faith in it." "Dogmatic Theology can serve as a powerful floodlight to lay bare some of the theological blind spots plaguing today's evangelical church," writes Gomes. "Modern evangelical systems tend to be weaker precisely at those points where Shedd's is most robust." Published originally in 1888-1894, Dogmatic Theology was reprinted twice in the twentieth century, most recently in 1980. Recent assessments of the second edition include the following Book jacket.