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A History of Christian Doctrine (2 vols.)

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Shedd’s 2-volume History of Christian Doctrine was written after several years of preparation, and offers a comprehensive account of the gradual construction of all the doctrines of Christianity. Shedd believed that the history of Christian doctrine was one of the strongest defenses of the Christian faith, and his History centers on Nicene trinitarianism, Augustine anthropology, and Anselmic soteriology.

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Key Features

  • Two volumes of the historical account of the doctines of Christianity
  • Overview of philosophical influences
  • Explores history of Christian anthropology
  • Ideal or pastors, students, and laity

Praise for the Print Edition

We hold that this is the most important contribution that has been made to our theologicalliterature during the present age.

Presbyterian Standard

I have often referred to Shedd's History of Christian Doctrine in preperation for class, for personal understanding of difficult issues, and for solid evangelical encouragement.

—Dr. Tom Nettles, Professor of Historical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Product Details

  • Title: A History of Christian Doctrine (2 vols.)
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner & Co.
  • Author: William G. T. Shedd
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 916
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About William G. T. Shedd

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.


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  1. Daniel Caballero.
  2. Into Grace

    Into Grace


    The book's coverage of the doctrine of the Trinity is full of smoke and lies. It pretends this doctrine was in existence during the Ante-Nicene Fathers era. The author provided several quotes from this period, but not one define God as being one person who eternally exists as Father Son and Holy Spirit (a Trinity). Pretending that the Ante-Nicene Fathers believed in today’s doctrine of the Trinity is like taking a quote from President Lincoln and pretending he believed in the internet.
  3. Larry Proffitt

    Larry Proffitt


  4. Patrick Novak

    Patrick Novak



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