Add to Cart Overview Lewis Sperry Chafer remains one of the most beloved theologians of the early twentieth century, and this nine volume collection contains his views and expositions on a myriad of topics, such as dispensationalism, salvation, evangelism, grace, the kingdom of Christ, and elements of living a holy life. The founding president of Dallas Theological Seminary and editor of Bibliotheca Sacra , Chafer is considered to be one of the key founders of modern dispensationalism. With over 1, pages of in-depth and theologically sound doctrine, this collection is vital for any student of dispensationalism or anyone wanting to learn from a trustworthy theologian of the twentieth century. Chafer was well-known for making theology practical and applicable for his audience.
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Volume 7 — Doctrinal Summarization. Volume 8 — Biographical Sketch and Indexes. Written by Lewis Sperry Chafer, the founding president of Dallas Theological Seminary and long-time editor of Bibliotheca Sacra, this is the first dispensational, premillennial systematic theology ever published.
It is a complete, unabridged systematic theology meaning it covers a lot of ground that many earlier theologies did not, such as ecclesiology e. This is truly one of the heavyweight works of the evangelical movement, very much in demand today.
From a review of J. Never before has a work similar in content, purpose, and scope been produced. Its appearance in a day when liberal interpretation and unbelief have riddled the Biblical basis for theological study is in itself highly significant. It is the first consistently premillennial systematic theology ever written.
For the first time, modern Fundamentalism has been systematized in an unabridged systematic theology. The work is definitely creative and original. There is no other work in systematic theology which is comparable to it. Its form of treatment, the method of interpretation, and unabridged character have no parallel. Unlike most systematic theologies, it is presented in a highly readable form, deals with practical as well as doctrinal problems, and constitutes a veritable thesaurus of sermonic material for the preacher.
It abounds in devotional passages and is closely linked with the content of the Scriptures. As a product of a lifetime of study, the work has been tested and tempered through years of classroom and public ministry in which the author was recognized internationally as an outstanding expositor of the Scriptures.
As a representative, authoritative, and comprehensive treatment of systematic theology, it will occupy a place filled by no other publication. It is a comprehensive work on each topic but not written in a lofty manner which would be tedious for the reader. Chafer has made the study of Systematic Theology alive and exciting.
While dispensationalism existed before Chafer, and though it has been refined since his day, this work is a must-read for anyone who wants to interact honestly with the position.
Chafer's Systematic Theology 4 Volumes
Never before has a work similar in content, purpose, and scope been produced. Its appearance in a day when liberal interpretation and unbelief have riddled the Biblical basis for theological study is in itself highly significant. Protestant systematic theology had its origin in the early works of the Reformers. Among the first was the Loci Theologici of Melanchthon published in Zwingli produced his Commentarius de vera et falsa religione in William Farel brought out his theological manual in with the title, Summaire briefue declaration daucuns lieux fort necessaires a ung chascun Chrestien pour mettre sa confiance en Dieu et ayder son prochain. The most famous early work was that of John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, first published in , and later entirely rewritten and enlarged through successive editions until the definitive edition of
Lewis Sperry Chafer
His father, a parson , died from tuberculosis when Lewis was 11 years old, and his mother supported the family by teaching school and keeping boarders in the family home. Here he discovered a talent for music and choir. Reed of Ohio. They were married April 22, and formed a traveling evangelistic music ministry, he singing or preaching and she playing the organ.
Lewis Sperry Chafer Collection (9 vols.)