Systematic Theologies: A List (Help Me Update!)


I put together the following list, using the 10th edition of John Glynn’s Commentary and Reference Survey (Kegel, 2007) as a starting point.

I’ll be updating this list in the future, but I could use your help. If there’s something that needs included, please let me know in the comments!

Systematic Theologies

  • Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics, 5 vols. In 14 parts. (T&T Clark, [1932–1967] 1936–1969).
  • Bavinck, Herman. Reformed Dogmatics, ed. John Bolt (Baker, 2003-).
  • Berkhof, Louis. Combined Systematic Theology, 4th ed. (Eerdmans, 1939) and
  • Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology (Eerdmans, 1996).
  • Berkouwer, G. Studies in Dogmatics, 14 vols. (Eerdmans, 1952-76).
  • Bird, Michael F. Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction. (Zondervan, 2013).
  • Bloesch, Donald. Christian Foundations, 7 vols. (IVP, 1992-).
  • Bray, Gerald. God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology. (Crossway, 2012).
  • Buswell, James. A Systematic Theology of the Christian Religion, 2 vols. (Zondervan, 1962-63).
  • Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 vols. (Westminster John Knox, 1960).
  • Chafer, Lewis. Systematic Theology, 4 vols. (Kregel, 1993). Unabridged.
  • Coakley, Sarah. God, Sexuality, and the Self: An Essay ‘On the Trinity.’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013) Volume 1 of a 4-volume systematic theology.
  • Culver, Robert. Systematic Theology (Christian Focus, 2005).
  • Dulles, Avery. The Craft of Theology (Crossroad, 1992).
  • Erickson, Millard. Christian Theology, 2d ed. (Baker, 1998).
  • Finger, Thomas. A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology (IVP, 2004).
  • Finger, Thomas. Christian Theology, 2 vols. (Herald, 1985, 1989).
  • Frame, John. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief. (P&R, 2013).
  • Fries, Heinrich. Fundamental Theology (Catholic University of America, 1996).
  • Garrett, James. Systematic Theology, 1 vols. (Eerdmans, 1990, 1995).
  • Geisler, Norman. Systematic Theology, 4 vols. (Bethany House, 2002-). Arminian.
  • Gerrish, B.A. Christian Faith: Dogmatics in Outline. (Westminster John Knox, 2015).
  • Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God (Eerdmans, 2000).
  • Grider, J. Kenneth. A Wesleyan-Holiness Theology. (Beacon Hill, 1994).
  • Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994). Calvinistic charismatic.
  • Gunton, Colin. The Christian Faith (Blackwell, 2001). Introduction.
  • Guthrie, Shirley C., Jr. Christian Doctrine. (WJK, 1994). Revised edition.
  • Henry, Carl. God, Revelation, and Authority, 6 vols. (Word, 1976-83; Crossway, 1999).
  • Hodge, Charles. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (Hendrickson, 1997).
  • Hodge, Charles. Systematic Theology, abridged 1-vol. ed. (Presbyterian & Reformed, 1997).
  • Horton, Michael. The Christian Faith. (Zondervan, 2011).
  • Horton, Stanley, ed. Systematic Theology, rev. ed. (Logion, 1995). Pentecostal.
  • Jenson, Robert. Systematic Theology, 2 vols. (Oxford University Press, 1997-99).
  • Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, 5 vols. (Eerdmans, 2013-17).
  • Küng, Hans. Christianity (Continuum, 1995).
  • Lewis, Gordon, and Bruce Demarest. Integrative Theology (Zondervan, 1987-94). Three volumes in one.
  • McClendon, James. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (Abingdon, 2002, 1986-2000). Anabaptist.
  • McGrath, Alister. Christian Theology, 3d ed. (Blackwell, 2001).
  • McKim, Donald. Introducing the Reformed Faith (Westminster John Knox, 2001).
  • Menzies, William, and Stanley Horton. Bible Doctrines (Logion, 1993). Pentecostal.
  • Oden, Thomas. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (Harper, 1987-92; Prince, 2000). Methodist.
  • Olson, Roger. Arminian Theology (IVP, 2006).
  • Olson, Roger. The Mosaic of Christian Belief (IVP, 2002) .
  • Pannenberg, Wolfhart. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (Eerdmans, 1991,1994, 1997).
  • Rahner, Karl. Foundations of Christian Faith (Seabury, 1978). Idealist Christology.
  • Rahner, Karl. Theological Investigations, 23 vols. (Helicon/Herder and Herder/Seabury/Crossroad, 1961-92).
  • Ratzinger, John. Principles of Catholic Theology (Ignatius, 1987).
  • Rausch, Thomas P. Systematic Theology: A Roman Catholic Approach. (Liturgical Press, 2016).
  • Reymond, Robert. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith (Thomas Nelson, 1998). Reformed introduction.
  • Shedd, William. Dogmatic Theology, 3d ed. (Presbyterian & Reformed, 2003).
  • Sonderegger, Katherine. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (Fortress, 2015-).
  • Strong, Augustus. Systematic Theology (Judson, 1907).
  • Tanner, Kathryn. Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology. (Fortress, 2001).
  • Thiessen, Henry. Lectures in Systematic Theology, rev. ed. (Eerdmans, 1977).
  • Thiselton, Anthony C. Systematic Theology. (Eerdmans, 2015).
  • Tillich, Paul. Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (University of Chicago, 1963).
  • Turretin, Francis. Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 vols. (P&R, [1679–85] 1997).
  • van der Kooi, Cornelis, and Gijsbert van den Brink. Christian Dogmatics: An Introduction. (Eerdmans, 2017). Translation of 2012 Dutch original.
  • Vos, Geerhardus J. Reformed Dogmatics, 5 vols. (Lexham, 2014-16).
  • Wiley, H. Orton. Christian Theology, 3 vols. (Nazarene Publishing, 1940-43). Arminian perspective.
  • Williams, Rodman. Renewal Theology (Zondervan, 1992). Three volumes in one, Pentecostal.

Handbooks, Introductions, and Edited Volumes

  • Allen, Michael, and Scott R. Swain, eds. Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic. (Baker Academic, 2016).
  • Beinert, Wolfgang, and Francis Schussler Fiorenza, eds. Handbook of Catholic Theology (Crossroad, 1995).
  • Berkhof, Louis. Introduction to Systematic Theology (Eerdmans, 1932; Baker, 1979).
  • Enns, Paul. Moody Handbook of Theology (Moody, 1989).
  • Erickson, Millard. Introducing Christian Doctrine, 2d ed., cd. Arnold Hustad (Baker, 2001). Abridgement of Christian Theology.
  • Grudem, Wayne. Bible Doctrine (Zondervan, 1999). Abridgement of Systematic Theology.
  • Hanson, Paul. Introduction to Christian Theology (Fortress, 1997).
  • Horton, Michael. Pilgrim Theology. (Zondervan, 2013). Distillation of Horton’s Christian Faith.
  • Jones, Beth Felker. Practicing Christian Doctrine. (Baker Academic, 2014).
  • Komanchak, Joseph, Mary Collins, and Dermot Lane, eds. The New Dictionary of Theology (Liturgical, 1987).
  • Latourelle, Rene, and Rino Fisichella, eds. Dictionary of Fundamental Theology (Crossroad, 1994).
  • MacArthur, Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth. (Crossway, 2017).
  • McGrath, Alister. ed. The Christian Theology Reader, 2d cd. (Blackwell, 2001).
  • McGrath, Alister. Studies in Doctrine (Zondervan, 1997). Four volumes in one.
  • Migliore, Daniel. Faith Seeking Understanding. (Eerdmans, 1991, 2004, 2014).
  • Miller, Ed, and Stanley Grenz, eds. Fortress Introduction to Contemporary Theologies (Fortress, 1998).
  • Plantinga, Richard J., Thomas R. Thompson, and Matthew D. Lundberg. An Introduction to Christian Theology. (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
  • Ryrie, Charles C. Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth. (Moody, [1986] 1999).
  • Sawyer, James. The Survivor’s Guide to Theology (Zondervan, 2002). Introduction.
  • Schussler Fiorenza, Francis, and John Galvin, eds. Systematic Theology, 2 vols. (Fortress, 1991).
  • Stuhlmueller, Carroll, ed. The Collegeville Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Liturgical, 1996).
  • Thorsen, Don. An Exploration of Christian Theology. (Hendrickson, 2008).

Special Studies

  • Brown, Raymond E., Karl Donfried, Joseph Fitzmyer, and John Reumann. Mary in the New Testament (Fortress/Paulist, 1978).
  • Chauvet, Louis-Marie. The Sacraments (Liturgical, 2001).
  • Collinge, William. The A to Z of Catholicism (Scarecrow, 2001).
  • Congar, Yves. Diversity and Communion (23rd Community, 1985).
  • Congdon, David. The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch. (Cascade, 2016).
  • de Lubac, Henri. The Sources of Revelation (Crossroad, 2000).
  • Dulles, Avery. The Assurance of Things Hoped For (Oxford University Press, 1994).
  • Forlines, Leroy. The Quest for Truth (Randall House, 2001). Non-Wesleyan Arminian position.
  • Grenz, Stanley. Renewing the Center (Baker, 2000).
  • Grenz, Stanley. The Named God and the Question of Being (Westminster John Knox, 2005).
  • Grenz, Stanley. The Social God and the Question of Being (Westminster John Knox, 2001).
  • Kaspar, Walter. The God of Jesus Christ (Crossroad, 1984). Idealist Christology.
  • Kaspar, Walter. Theology and Church II (Herder and Herder, 2001).
  • Küng, Hans. Infallible? 2d ed. (Continuum, 1994).
  • Livermore, Paul, Donald Bastien, and Thomas Oden. The God of Our Salvation (Light and Life Communications, 1995). Wesleyan.
  • O’Collins, Gerald. Christology (Oxford University Press, 1995).
  • Peters, Ted. God: The World’s Future, 2d ed. (Fortress, 2000). Postmodern.
  • Ratzinger, John. In the Beginning (Eerdmans, 1995).
  • Richard, Lucien. Christ: The Self-Emptying of God (Paulist, 1997). Kenosis.
  • Schillebeeckx, Edward. Christ (Crossroad, 1980).
  • Schillebeeckx, Edward. Church (Crossroad, 1990).
  • Tracy, David. Plurality and Ambiguity (Harper, 1987).
  • Van Beeck, Frans. God Encountered, 6 vols. (Liturgical, 1993-).
  • Von Balthasar, Hans Urs. Mysterium Paschale (T & T dark, 1990).
  • Warfield, Benjamin. Works, 10 vols. (Baker, 1991).

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  1. Volume 2 of Mastrict has been translated. It looks really good. Add these to your list.

    Theoretical-Practical Theology, Volume 1: Prolegomena
    Theoretical-Practical Theology, Volume 2: Faith in the Triune God
    – by Petrus Van Mastricht (1630-1706)

    There is an interesting Edwards quote about said theologian being bandied about thats worth reading. Here it is:

    “As to the books you speak of: Mastricht is sometimes in one volume, a very large thick quarto, sometimes in two quarto volumes. I believe it could not be had new under 8 or 10 pounds. Turretin is in three volumes in quarto, and would probably be about the same price. They are both excellent. Turretin is on polemical divinity, on the 5 points & all other controversial points, & is much larger in these than Mastricht, & is better for one that desires only to be thoroughly versed in controversies. But take Mastricht for divinity in general, doctrine, practice & controversy, or as an universal system of divinity; & it is much better than Turretin or any other book in the world, excepting the Bible, in my opinion.”

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