16 October 2007

Preachers & Theologians

Stephen at Reformed Christian UK has posted in interesting piece on the theologians that have most influenced him and asked for others opinions. I found this very thought-provoking. I cannot limit the list to 4 as Stephen has but here goes (in no particular order):

Cornelius Van Til - various writings
Herman Bavinck - The Doctrine of God
Lorraine Boettner - The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, The Millennium
A.W. Pink - various writings
Ken Gentry - various writings
James Jordan - Through New Eyes
Greg Bahnsen - By This Standard
R.J. Rushdoony - various writings
John Frame - Worship In Spirit & Truth and other various writings

Thomas Manton - Psalm 119
Samuel Rutherford - The Trial & Triumph of Faith
John Flavel - everything he has written - still my favorite Puritan to read - Keeping the Heart is outstanding!
Thomas Boston - The Beauties of Boston

John Calvin - need I say it - Institutes

As I go on in this life I'm sure there will be more and I'm sure there are more than this who have profoundly affected my Christian walk and journey through this life.


Anonymous said...

Have you read O. Palmer Robertson's "The Christ of the Covenants"? Obviously it's a bit more contemporary than the others listed, but I've found it invaluable as I've delved more and more into covenant theology. IMHO, while the Reformed systematic doctrinal distinctives are important "nuts and bolts" of the faith, the concepts of kingdom and covenant are -really- the gems of Reformation theology.

Reformed Renegade said...

Nope, haven't read Robertson's yet. Its on my list.