By Charles Hodge
Appearing as person volumes from 1871 to 1872, Hodge's three-volume systematic has lengthy been thought of a vintage paintings of Reformed theology. The meant viewers is surely scholars of theology, and even if Hodge is Reformed and devotes the main house to Reformed positions, he nonetheless supplies thorough factors of Lutheran and Roman Catholic perspectives. In mild of this, any critical pupil of theology will take advantage of those volumes despite their theological positions. even though company in his ideals, Hodge strives to be academically reasonable and balanced, mostly deciding on to symbolize his competitors utilizing formally famous church articles whereas nonetheless interacting with person theologians inside of a selected community.
This paintings used to be written for the intense scholar of theology. Hodge assumes a operating wisdom of Greek, Hebrew and Latin, with occasional references in German and French, and infrequently seeks to depart no stone unturned in his quest to outline doctrine. it's a priceless reference device for any educational pupil, and even if laymen could have hassle with the tutorial nature of the textual content, they're nonetheless in a position to glean whatever of the wealthy intensity of knowledge that characterizes Hodge's writing.
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