Studies in Theology examines the core doctrines of Christianity with utmost fidelity to Scripture. Boettner addresses for a general audience the significant theological topics of his era—and ours—and defends the classic Reformed positions. The chapters of this book originally appeared as independent books or articles in Christianity Today and The Evangelical Quarterly during the 1930s and 40s.
Loraine Boettner was born in 1901 in Linden, Missouri. He studied agriculture at the University of Missouri, but graduated with a B.S. after transferring to Tarkio Presbyterian College. In 1925, Boettner began his studies at Princeton, where he was influenced by the writings of Charles Hodge. He graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Th.B. in 1928 and a Th.M. in 1929. He later received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1933 and a Doctor of Literature degree in 1957. From 1935 to 1939, Boettner also worked at Christianity Today, and worked at the Library of Congress and for the Internal Revenue Service. He continued to write and publish theological works—his most popular The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, based on his Th.M. thesis, and Roman Catholicism. He died on January 3, 1990.