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The Whole Counsel of God, Volume 3: God’s People in the Western World

ISBN: 9781596381827


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Richard Gamble’s three-volume Whole Counsel of God explores the relationships between exegesis and hermeneutics and between biblical, systematic, and historical theology for the glory of God and the enrichment of his church.

Having closely studied the Old and New Testaments in his first two volumes, Gamble turns to examine how the church has handled God’s holy Word throughout two thousand years of unfolding history in the West. In continuity with the rest of this work, the final installment presents a study of apologetics as well as practical application—integral parts of the whole counsel of God. Readers will follow the development of systematic theology in its context and, learning from the church’s past mistakes, be better able to defend it to the world.

Detailed and well organized, volume three of Whole Counsel of God is packed with instruction on the history of theology, on church anthropology, and on notable Christians throughout history. The breadth and depth of the information this book provides make it an excellent reference source for any classroom, library, or office.

  • Examines the development of systematic theology in its context
  • Provides make it an excellent reference source for any classroom, library, or office
  • Explores the history of theology, on church anthropology, and on notable Christians throughout history
Following the exposition of biblical theology in the first two volumes of The Whole Counsel of God, Dr. Gamble’s third volume surveys Christian thought from the classical Greek period to the present day. This important volume accomplishes three major feats. First, the author’s study of historical theology and philosophy will serve as a masterful encyclopedic reference work on thinkers from Aristotle to Zwingli and beyond. Second, throughout the book, his interfacing of the traditional loci of systematic theology at various junctures reflecting the time period just studied is ingenious and immensely helpful. And third, his treatment of modern and postmodern thought provides a valuable foundation for philosophical apologetics. For me, this volume is the capstone of the three-volume set and is worth the price of the set all by itself.

—Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

The Whole Counsel of God: God’s People in the Western World is a remarkable achievement. Gamble’s volume is sweeping, interesting, and, at times, quirky, not unlike the orthodox Protestantism he describes so well. Whether you are an insider or an outsider looking in, Gamble is the place to turn for a serious and accessible account of that tradition.

—Stephen D. Crocco, Divinity Librarian, Yale Divinity School

Dr. Gamble’s survey of the development of Latin Christianity will be of great value in college and seminary classes. It completes an ambitious and unique project, providing a synthesis of biblical theology, systematic theology, and church history; it should provide an excellent basis for further detailed study.

—Robert Letham, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Union School of Theology

  • Title: The Whole Counsel of God, Volume 3: God’s People in the Western World
  • Author: Richard C. Gamble
  • Series: The Whole Counsel of God
  • Volume: 3
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Print Publication Date: 2021
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Pages: 1181
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible Theology; Theology, Doctrinal; Reformed Church Doctrines
  • ISBN: 9781596381827
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biblical-theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-11-16T22:48:19Z

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Teaching with the kind of passion that students have said resembles the delivery of Black Baptist preaching, Dr. Gamble explains: When a student comes into a systematic theology class, he comes into holy ground. As Moses took off his sandals, so should we. It’s heavy and weighty, yet sweet and the stuff of life. While I do not give a sermon for my lectures, my hope is that the lectures will “preach.” Past director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies, Dr. Gamble is an internationally renowned Calvin scholar who will contribute to the forthcoming Handbook for Calvin’s Institutes, one publication of a multi-volume commemorative series to be produced by Calvin500, an organization coordinating the Quincentenary celebration of the birth of John Calvin in 2009. He edited the fourteen-volume anthology, Articles on Calvin and Calvinism, and was contributing editor to Eerdmans’ Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries. He has almost finished a massive two-volume critical edition of Calvin’s Latin commentary on Genesis that will be published in Geneva, and his book, Calvin and the Church, will soon be published as well. With both seminarians and laymen in mind, Dr. Gamble also is working with P & R Publishing on his three-volume systematic theology entitled, The Whole Counsel of God, the scope of which has been said to be incomparable to anything attempted in Reformed circles for more than 100 years. The work explores the relationships between exegesis and hermeneutics, and between Biblical, systematic, and historical theology. The first 864-page volume, God’s Mighty Acts in the Old Testament, has been released in June of 2009. A member of the Editorial Board of The Peter Martyr Library, Dr. Gamble is a prolific writer who has contributed to more than 75 publications as author and editor. In addition to the above, he has edited Pressing Toward the Mark: Essays Commemorating Fifty Years of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; and penned representative articles such as “Christology in the Fourth Century” and “Hope” in Tabletalk, and “The Clash of King and Kirk” in The Practical Calvinist.


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    Digital list price: $59.99
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