The aim of systematic theology is to engage not only the head but also the heart and hands. Only recently has the church compartmentalized these aspects of life—separating the academic discipline of theology from the spiritual disciplines of faith and obedience. This multivolume work brings together rigorous historical and theological scholarship with spiritual disciplines and practical insights—characterized by a simple, accessible, comprehensive, Reformed, and experiential approach.
In this volume, Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley unpack the work and role of the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology) and salvation (soteriology). The authors examine the Holy Spirit’s role in the history of salvation, the order of salvation, and the believers’ experience of salvation. As readers consider the interrelationship between the Spirit and salvation, they are invited to explore the direct activity of the Lord in their lives for their salvation.
This is the newest volume in the Reformed Systematic Theology series. It is included with the rest of Crossway’s Reformed Systematic Theology series.
“Objection 1: We should not study the Spirit but be filled with the Spirit.” (Page 50)
“God’s people must be sanctified because morality and religiosity are not holiness.” (Page 631)
“3. The Holy Spirit is someone unique in relationships with other persons.” (Page 66)
“8. To know the Spirit is to be prepared for spiritual warfare.” (Page 55)
“To know the Spirit is to be equipped to speak to our culture.” (Page 54)
Here is catechesis at its best, instructing the student of theology, providing pastors with a sermon-enriching manual, and giving growing Christians a resource book that will both inform and nourish them, as well as provide endless theological enjoyment!
—Sinclair B. Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries