The appearance of any new work on systematic theology is always an event of importance in theological circles. In the nature of the case, a comprehensive effort like this reflects a lifetime of work and study in the field and embodies the author’s mature and considered conclusions on a whole series of theological questiopns.
Dr. Buswell’s experience in teaching and writing has fitted him eminently for this task. His position is conservative, orthodox, evangelical, and his theological studies has been enriched and enlightened by a thorough background in the philosophical and social sciences.
Presented here is the first volume of a two-volume work, covering theism and biblical anthropology. Unlike Hodge and Shedd, Dr. Buswell begins with the doctrine of God, rather than with the study of the nature of the Bible, which he feels follows more logically after a treatment of theism and forms a natural transition from the contemplation of God to the study of His special revelation in the Bible.
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J. Oliver Buswell (1895–1977) was a Presbyterian theologian and president of Wheaton College from 1926 to 1940. In 1936, Buswell, together with J. Gresham Machen and Harold S. Laird, stood in opposition to the modernisation of PCUSA doctrine and theology, and became leaders of a new Presbyterian fundamentalist movement, calling themselves the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (later the Evangelical Presbyterian Church). Buswell adhered to the Westminster Standards and Covenant Theology, was a Premillennialist, and was considered a fundamentalist by Evangelical standards. In 1956, he was called to be dean of Covenant Seminary, where he served until retiring in 1970.