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Teaching Fellow Recommended Books

The Old Testament

The New Testament

Aquinas, St.Thomas, Summa Contra Gentiles

___________, Summa Theologica

St. Athanasius, On the Incarnation

St. Augustine, The City of God

___________, The Confessions

___________, On Free Choice of the Will

___________, On the Trinity

Barth, Karl, Church Dogmatics (14 volumes [2004 ed.], 31 volumes [2009 ed.])

___________, Evangelical Theology

___________, The Epistle to the Romans

Bavinck, Herman, Our Reasonable Faith

___________, Reformed Dogmatics (4 Volumes)

Berkhof, Louis, Systematic Theology

Blocher, Henri, Evil and the Cross

Bray, Gerald Lewis, Contours of Christianity Theology Series

Brunner, Emil, The Christian Doctrine of God: Dogmatics Vol. I

___________, The Christian Doctrine of Creation and Redemption: Dogmatics Vol. II

___________, The Christian Doctrine of the Church, Faith, and the Consummation: Dogmatics Volume III

___________, The Mediator

___________,The Scandal of Christianity

Calvin, John, Institutes of the Christian Religion

Dunn, James, The New Perspective on Paul

___________, The Theology of Paul the Apostle

Edwards, Jonathan, The Works of Jonathan Edwards Vol. I: The Freedom of the Will (Yale Press).

___________, The Works of Jonathan Edwards Vol. 2: Religious Affections (Yale Press)

___________, The Works of Jonathan Edwards Vol. 3: Original Sin (Yale Press)

___________, Religious Affections

___________,Freedom of the Will

Erickson, Millard, Christian Theology

Fee, Gordon and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth

___________, How to Read the Bible Book by Book

Grudem, Wayne, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Guiness, Os, Fit Bodies, Fat Minds

Gunton, Colin, The Actuality of the Atonement

___________, The Triune Creator

Hodge, Charles, Systematic Theology Vol. 1-3

Hoekema, Anthony, The Bible and the Future

___________, Created in God's Image

___________, Saved by Grace

Lewis, C. S., Mere Christianity

___________, The Problem of Pain

___________, The Weight of Glory

Livingston, James C., Modern Christian Thought: The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century

___________, Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century

Luther, Martin, The Bondage of the Will

McGrath, Alister, Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification

___________, Christian Theology: An Introduction

___________, A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for Science and God in Theology

___________, Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth

___________, The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology

Murray, John, Redemption Accomplished and Applied

Niebuhr, H. Richard, Christ and Culture

___________, Christ and Culture

Niebuhr, Reinold, Moral Man and Immoral Society

___________, The Nature and Destiny of Man Vol. I and II

Oden, Thomas C., Systematic Theology, Vol. One: The Living God

___________, Systematic Theology, Vol. Two: The Word of Life

___________, Systematic Theology, Vol. Three: The Living God

Packer, J. I., Concise Theology

___________, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

___________, Knowing God

Pannenberg, Wolfhart, Systematic Theology Vol. 1-3

Pelikan, Jarislov, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600)

___________, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 2: The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700)

___________, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 3: The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300)

___________, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700)

___________, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 5: Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700)

___________, Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition

___________, Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition (4 Volumes)

Piper, John, The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright

___________, God's Passion for his Glory

Placher, William, A History of Christian Theology: An Introduction

___________, Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 1: From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation (Readings in the History of Christian Theology Vol. I)

___________, Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 2: From the Reformation to the Present (Readings in the History of Christian Theology Vol. II)

Ritschl, Albrecht, The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation

Schleiermacher, Friedrich, The Christian Faith

Sproul, R. C., Knowing Scripture

Wells, David, Above All Earthly Pow’rs: Christ in a Postmodern World

___________, The Courage to Be Protestant: Truth-lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World

___________, God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams

___________, No Place for Truth or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology

___________, Losing Our Virtue: Why the Church Must Recover Its Moral Vision

___________, Turning to God

Witherington III, Ben, The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth

___________, The Paul Quest: The Renewed Search for the Jew of Tarsus

Wright, N. T., The New Testament and the People of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God Vol. 1)

___________, Jesus and the Victory of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God Vol. 2)

___________, The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God Vol. 3)

___________, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters

___________, Evil and the Justice of God

___________, Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision

___________, Paul in Fresh Perspective

___________, Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

___________, What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Web Links

Religion Online
Full texts by recognized scholars, more than 4,700 articles and chapters

Creeds, confessions, catechisms

The Library of Calvinism and Reformed Faith
Articles, downloadable reference files, contemporary articles, etc.

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry
Dictionary of theology, Christian issues, creeds and confessions, apologetics links, answers to questions about doctrine

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Teaching Fellow Recommended References, Writing Guides

Reference books recommended by Dr. Davis:

Archer, Gleason. Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties.

Calvin, John. Harmony of the Gospels.

Kaiser, Walter C, Jr. Hard Sayings of the Old Testament.

Stein, Robert. Difficult Passages in the Gospels.

Wenham, John. Easter Enigma: Are the Resurrection Accounts in Conflict?

Paper-writing helps:

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers. 5th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Gibaldi, Joseph and Walter Achtert. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. New York: MLA, 1988.

Herr, Ethel. An Introduction to Christian Writing. Wheaton: Tyndale House, 1988.


Ideas for paper topics: www.marshillaudio.org

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