Called a leading Reformed theologian of the 1800s, William G. T. Shedd was a prolific theologian, historian, and literary genius. He affirmed the inspiration of Scripture against the advances of modernism and higher criticism, and championed Reformed theology throughout his lifetime. Throughout his career, Shedd tackled controversial topics such as the atonement and the doctrine of endless punishment, and he took care to view doctrine from within the larger context of history. The rhetorical force of Shedd’s theology stems from his literary studies, his pastoral heart from his years as a minister, and his theological and historical eloquence from years of defending Reformed theology in the face of increasing skepticism and doubt.
The 13-volume William G. T. Shedd Collection contains Shedd’s famous 2-volume History of Christian Doctrine, his extensive writings in defense of Calvinism, two volumes of sermons, and five volumes of articles and essays on topics ranging from evolution to Pelagianism. With the Logos edition of the William G. T. Shedd Collection, Scripture references are linked to your Greek and Hebrew texts, along with English translations. Your digital library allows you to perform powerful searches and word studies, and instantly click your way through all of Shedd’s works. That makes the Logos edition of the William G.T. Shedd collection the easiest and most accessible version for reading and research!
William G. T. Shedd was born in 1820 in Acton, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Vermont, where he studied under James Marsh and encountered the writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. He graduated in 1839 and entered Andover Theological Seminary, where he studied under Leonard Woods. At Andover, he became committed to Calvinism in general and Presbyterianism in particular. Upon graduating in 1843, he became a minister at the congregational church in Brandon, Vermont for two years. He taught at the University of Vermont from 1845 to 1852, at Auburn Theological Seminary from 1852 to 1854, and at Andover Theological Seminary from 1854 to 1862. He began teaching at Union Theological Seminary in 1864, where he remained until his death in 1894. While at Union, he defended the Reformed theology of Old School Presbyterianism against the increasing influence of modernism and higher criticism. In addition to the works included in this collection, he is also well-known for his 7-volume Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his Dogmatic Theology, available from Logos.