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B. B. Warfield Collection (20 vols.)
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Overview

B. B. Warfield ranks among America’s greatest theologians and Reformed theology’s most ardent defenders. As a prolific writer and accomplished scholar, Warfield defended Reformed confessionalism against the extremes of nineteenth century modernist and revivalist theology, and defined the parameters of theological method for the twentieth century. The 20-volume B. B. Warfield Collection includes Warfield’s works on biblical inspiration and authority, textual criticism, Calvinism, biblical theology, and Christian perfectionism.

The B. B. Warfield Collection from Logos includes the entire 10-volume Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, published in the decade following Warfield’s death in 1921, plus ten additional volumes which contain books, articles, and lectures not found in the original ten volumes. What’s more, with the power of the Logos Digital Library, the entire 20-volume B. B. Warfield Collection is fully searchable and easily accessible. The Scripture references in Warfield’s books are linked to your favorite Bible translations and Greek texts, and important theological concepts are linked to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and the wealth of resources in your Logos Digital Library.

Key Features

  • The original 10-volume Works of Benjamin B. Warfield
  • An additional ten volumes of books, articles, and lectures not included in the original 10-volume Works of Benjamin B. Warfield

Praise for the Print Edition

His mind was so clear and his literary style so chaste and lucid that it is a real joy to read his works and one derives pleasure and profit at the same time.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Individual Titles

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 1: Revelation and Inspiration

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 456

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If the Bible is written by fallible human beings, how can its words convey divine revelation?

Perhaps the greatest challenge of Warfield’s lifetime was the modernist skepticism of biblical inspiration and authority. Modern biblical scholars showed that textual and linguistic analysis proved the human authorship of the Bible, and from there proceeded to strip miracles of their power, texts of their authenticity, and God of his historical intervention in the lives of individuals. Warfield responded to modernist and higher biblical critics by showing that intellect of the biblical authors not only remained fully operational and engaged, but that God also worked through human words and texts to convey divine revelation.

B. B. Warfield’s volume on divine revelation and biblical inspiration defined the parameters of the twentieth century understanding of biblical infallibility, inerrancy, and the trustworthiness and authority of Scripture. He pioneered a view of biblical inspiration and authority which remains widely held today by many Reformed and evangelical Christians. Revelation and Inspiration contains ten of Warfield’s most influential articles on the subject, as well as two appendices—one on the divine origin of the Bible and the other on the canonicity of the New Testament.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 2: Biblical Doctrines

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1929
  • Pages: 665

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B. B. Warfield’s articulation of doctrine blurs the boundary between theology and biblical interpretation. He wrote so prolifically on both theology and the Bible that delineating where one ends and the other begins can be a challenging task. Biblical Doctrines contains sixteen articles on key doctrines of Christianity, including predestination, the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the incarnation. Warfield shows how all of these central doctrines are firmly rooted in Scripture. This volume also concludes with a complete appendix of Warfield’s articles on biblical doctrines.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 3: Christology and Criticism

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1929
  • Pages: 459

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"Who do you say that I am?" asked Jesus of his disciples. The question, says Warfield, is also worth asking of modernist skeptics, who assail the deity of Christ, strip the Gospel from the person of Jesus, domesticate the work of God, and unwittingly create a Christless Christianity. Warfield has little tolerance for modernist, deist, and pragmatist conceptions of Christ, and aims to reaffirm the position of the second person of the Trinity.

Warfield begins with a comprehensive survey of Jesus in the Old Testament—present at creation, in the promises to the patriarchs, and in the words of the prophets. He also notes Jesus’ own words about himself in the New Testament, along with the early church’s conception of his humanity and deity. Warfield also tackles historical heresies about Jesus and warns of their tendency to periodically reappear in orthodox Christianity. Christology and Criticism fittingly articulates a biblical and historical theology of the second person of the Trinity.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 4: Studies in Tertullian and Augustine

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1930
  • Pages: 412

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Tertullian lived during the second and third century, and he helped the church refine its theology and defended it against pagan attack. He also helped articulate many of its central doctrines—in his writings we find the first usage of the word “Trinity” and the first mention of the Trinitarian formula—“three persons, one substance.” B. B. Warfield offers a biographical sketch of Tertullian’s life, along with an account of his historical and theological influence.

The second part of Studies in Tertullian and Augustine is devoted to the life of Augustine. Warfield outlines the significant moments in Augustine’s life and summarizes his impact on theology in the Western Church. He includes chapters on Augustine’s doctrine of knowledge and authority, on Augustine’s Confessions, and concludes with a lengthy article on Augustine and the Pelagian Controversy.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 5: Calvin and Calvinism

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 428

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Warfield devoted a significant portion of his scholarly pursuits to the life and thought of John Calvin. Throughout his lifetime, Warfield remained an ardent defender of the Reformed faith, in part because Reformed theology represented an orthodox medium between the extremes of emotional revivalism on the one hand and domesticated liberal theology on the other. He believed that confessional Reformed theology could withstand contemporary criticism from both extremes, because Reformed confessions offered the clearest and most honest summary and application of Scripture.

Warfield’s volume on Calvin and Calvinism begins with a lengthy biography of John Calvin, followed by chapters on Calvin’s doctrine of the knowledge of God, Calvin’s doctrine of God, and the doctrine of the Trinity. The volume concludes with two final chapters on Calvinism in general, and on the literary history of Calvin’s Institutes.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 6: The Westminster Assembly and Its Work

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 400

As one of the leading theologians of late-nineteenth century Presbyterianism, Warfield wrote extensively on the Westminster Confession and the Westminster Assembly. He begins this volume with an outline of the work of the Westminster Assembly, which, in his view, plants the historical and theological seeds of Presbyterianism in America. Warfield also includes a lengthy commentary on the first question and answer of the Westminster Shorter Catechism—What is the chief end of man? The answer to the question, and the subject of Warfield’s volume—indeed, the whole of his theological pursuits—is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 7: Perfectionism, Part 1

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 399

All of Warfield’s writings are littered with a subtle disdain for Christian perfectionism—from his condemnation of Pelagianism in the early church to his critique of the marriage of works and grace in theology in America. However, this volume succinctly and coherently outlines Warfield’s appraisal of Christian perfectionism.

Warfield resists the perfectionist tendencies in Christian thought and practice. He warns against mistakenly thinking the endowments of human nature and the condition of human action can somehow affect the efficacy of grace and the extent of the Spirit’s work in sanctification. Warfield admits that Christian perfectionism comes not from a single source, but stems from an admixture of Pelagianism, rationalism, and libertarianism. This volume explains the complicated and meandering history of Christian perfectionism, and includes chapters on Ritschl, Wernle, Clemen, Pfleiderer, Windisch, and the Higher Life Movement.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 8: Perfectionism, Part 2

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1932
  • Pages: 611

Warfield’s second volume on Christian perfectionism is divided into three parts. The first part outlines Oberlin perfectionism and the theology of Charles Finney. The second part describes the works of John Humphrey Noyes and what Warfield labels the “Bible Communists.” Warfield concludes with an account of the mystical perfectionism of Thomas Cogswell Upham. This volume also includes a lengthy chapter on the Higher Life Movement.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 9: Studies in Theology

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1932
  • Pages: 671

In Studies in Theology, Warfield weighs in on a broad range of theological, philosophical, and social topics. This volume contains more than twenty articles and essays on a number of theological topics, including the task and method of systematic theology, the relationship between apologetics and theology, and the relationship between mysticism and Christianity. Warfield also includes chapters on specific theological topics, such as predestination, baptism, the theology of Jonathan Edwards, and the theological significance of Luther’s ninety-five theses. He also addresses pressing theological and social controversies, such as the age of human beings in response to Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species, and the history and future of rationalism.

The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, Vol. 10: Critical Reviews

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1932
  • Pages: 487

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There may be no greater literary treat than to listen to one great scholar appraise and interact with the works of another. This volume contains nearly five hundred pages of Warfield’s most important reviews of the most prominent biblical scholars and theologians of his day. Critical Reviews invites us to participate in the controversies, deliberations, and interactions between great thinkers—all from Warfield’s perspective.

An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: 1927
  • Pages: 456

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B. B. Warfield devoted much of his scholarly career to defending Reformed theology against modernism and emotional revivalism, and one of the central arenas in which he carried out this task was in the field of biblical criticism. An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the New Testament serves as a primer to textual criticism for both his students and for interested laypersons.

Warfield aims to make as accessible as possible the principles of textual criticism. The complex task of criticism, he says, begins with the simple definition of a text as “the web of words itself.” In fact, wherever the written word exists, textual criticism is not only legitimate, but inevitable. In the case of the Bible, Christians must learn how to do it well. But what makes the text of the Bible different from other texts, such as great works of literature? And what is the role of the Holy Spirit? Warfield answers these questions with chapters on method, practice, and a history of criticism—all theologically informed and ecclesiastically faithful.

Are They Few that Be Saved?

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Our Hope Publications
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 16

Who can be saved? Who isn’t saved? For many, the answers to these questions constitute an insurmountable objection to the goodness of God. After all, how can a loving God condemn anyone? Wouldn’t God—in his omniscient and omnipotence—choose to save everyone?

Warfield’s concise monograph on the subject addresses the central issues relating to the doctrine of salvation. It includes a biblical account of election and reprobation, and comprehensively addresses what remains, for many, a nagging theological objection to Christianity.

Counterfeit Miracles

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 327

What is the relationship between miracles and divine revelation? And how does God’s revelation through miracles differ from his revelation through spiritual gifts, or other means? In Counterfeit Miracles, Warfield weighs in on the role of miracles in Jesus’ ministry and the place of spiritual gifts in the church. In particular, he discusses speaking in tongues, prophecy, and healing, and outlines the relationship between the function and purpose of prayer in relation to the other gifts of the Spirit.

Faith and Life

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 458

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It became something of a tradition at Princeton Theological Seminary for prominent professors to addresses students in an informal setting on Sunday afternoons. Some of these professors included Archibald Alexander, Samuel Miller, and Charles Hodge. B. B. Warfield continued this tradition during his tenure as professor. Faith and Life includes forty-one addresses and sermons from those classes in accessible and easy-to-understand language. This volume brings one of America’s greatest theologians and one of Princeton’s most memorable professors within reach of non-technical readers.

The Canon of the New Testament: How and When Formed

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: The American Sunday School Union
  • Publication Date: 1892
  • Pages: 12

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The Bible is comprised of a collection of books given by God to be the authoritative rule of faith and practice. But where did these books come from? And why does the church elevate the Bible above other books and above other forms of divine revelation? In The Canon of the New Testament: How and When Formed, B. B. Warfield outlines the long and winding process which produced the New Testament canon, including the paradoxical relationship between divine inspiration and human authorship, as well as the process by which the church recognized some books as authoritative and others not. Most importantly, Warfield explains why the New Testament contains the most theologically and historically reliable source of divine revelation.

The Lord of Glory: A Study of the Designations of Our Lord in the New Testament with Especial Reference to His Deity

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: American Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 332

In The Lord of Glory, Warfield surveys the entire New Testament to learn how the writers of the New Testament thought of Jesus, especially with regard to his divinity. He also attends to the ways in which Jesus refers to himself, the names others used to address him, and what the disciples thought of him. Part exposition, part argument, The Lord of Glory shows that the New Testament presents a unified consensus about the divinity and Lordship of Christ.

The Plan of Salvation

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publications
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 144

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All Christians believe that the power to save belongs to God alone, but did God plan to save individuals before the creation of the world? If so, why didn’t God—in his foreknowledge—choose to save everyone? The doctrine of salvation is perhaps the simplest and most basic Christian doctrine, and the act of God’s saving power remains central to all of Christian thought and practice. If that’s the case, why is it so difficult for the church to articulate exactly what God’s redemptive work looks like?

The Plan of Salvation is comprised of five lectures delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary in June, 1914 on the various conceptions of the doctrine of salvation. These lectures summarize the divergent views about salvation held by various groups of Christians throughout history. Although Warfield does not endorse all of them, he masterfully explains the significant components of each and how each doctrine of salvation relates to the other central doctrines of Christianity.

The Power of God unto Salvation

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 254

The Power of God unto Salvation contains a collection of sermons preached by Warfield in the chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary, which address both the pastoral and theological concerns of his students. These sermons cover a broad range of topics, including divine revelation, salvation, God’s omnipotence, and the person of the Holy Spirit, and reveal Warfield’s theological commentary on key texts.

The Right of Systematic Theology

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: T & T Clark
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 92

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Systematic theology has fallen on hard times—even its right to exist has been called into question since the late nineteenth century. What’s the cause? The skepticism about the human capacity for knowledge, the reduction of religion to sentiment and emotion, the erosion of divine revelation by modernist critics—and much more. In the face of these obstacles, Warfield argues that theology is not only possible, but is now more necessary than ever. The task of theology remains urgent because only theology can address the most basic questions of our existence: Does God exist? How is God known? Are our faculties for understanding God—his nature, his works, his purposes—reliable and trustworthy? The Right of Systematic Theology addresses these questions in the face of widespread denial and doubt.

The Saviour of the World

  • Author: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 270

The Saviour of the World contains nine of Warfield’s sermons preached in the chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary. Each sermon is based on a significant text of the New Testament, including the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the metaphor of Jesus as the Lamb of God, God’s love, God’s glory, the resurrection, and the incarnation. Conversational in tone and firmly rooted in the Bible, his sermons in The Saviour of the World reveal the clear connection between his theology and his understanding of the Bible.

Product Details

  • Title: B. B. Warfield Collection (20 vols.)
  • Authors: Benjamin B. Warfield
  • Volumes: 20
  • Pages: 7,118

About Benjamin B. Warfield

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born in 1851 in Lexington, Kentucky. He studied mathematics and science at Princeton University and graduated in 1871. In 1873, he decided to enroll at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was taught by Charles Hodge. He graduated from seminary in 1876, and was married shortly thereafter. He traveled to Germany later that year to study under Franz Delitzsch.

After returning to America, Warfield taught at Western Theological Seminary (now Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). In 1881, Warfield co-wrote an article with A. A. Hodge on the inspiration of Scripture—a subject which dominated his scholarly pursuits throughout the remainder of his lifetime. When A. A. Hodge died in 1887, Warfield became professor of Theology at Princeton, where he taught from 1887–1921. History remembers Warfield as one of the last great Princeton Theologians prior to the seminary’s re-organization and the split in the Presbyterian Church.

B. B. Warfield died in 1921.