Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Concise Reformed Dogmatics

November 17-24 WTS Books is offering a special introductory price--40%--the new English translation of Concise Reformed Dogmatics.

Here are a few blurbs for this important work:
When an 800 page book has "Concise" in its title, we expect a different perspective. Indeed, this book comes from the Netherlands, the land of Kuyper and Bavinck, where three- and four-volume theology texts are the rule. Indeed, Concise Reformed Dogmatics is immersed in the theological traditions and dialogues of continental Europe, though its main allegiance is to the Scriptures by which, the authors say, all dogmas must be tested. English speaking Christians should be better acquainted with the perspective of our European brothers. In this book we will get that broader picture, while being reminded that good, solid Reformed theology can be found in many locations. So the book edifies in both its similarities and its differences from the way we formulate doctrine.

- Dr. John Frame, Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

At a time when there seems to be renewed interest in the Reformation and, specifically, the Reformed stream, this concise theology is a wellspring of the best that our confession has to offer in the desert of American religion. This is a treasure to be read again and again, making the heart leap for joy!

- Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary, California

The appearance of this work in English is most welcome. Written from a confessionally Reformed perspective, with a special affinity for the work of Calvin and Herman Bavinck, it is alert to contemporary issues and problems without obscuring its primary concern to show the biblical basis of doctrines. Without sacrificing depth, it succeeds admirably with the wider circle of readers it has in view - other theologically interested persons as well as pastors, and teachers and students of theology.

- Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus' Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia