New and Noteworthy in the PRC Seminary Library for 2016

SemLibrary2Even though it is the beginning of a new year and the first new books of 2017 are already being highlighted, today I want to call attention to some more of the significant books that were added to the PRC Seminary library in 2016.

For the benefit of the Theological School Committee that oversees all aspects of the PRC Seminary, including the library, as well as for the benefit of the faculty and student body I have compiled a list of significant titles obtained in the last year.

I divided the list into categories so that it is easier to keep track of the kinds of books we look for. I hope this helps you see the quality of titles we strive to add each year. Keep in mind, that as long as this list appears, it is only a sampling of what is actually added.

Which makes me think that it is time for another Seminary library guessing content. How many books were actually added in 2016? And how many total resources do we have in our library now? Look for that post in the near future! 🙂

96693a98-7a59-497a-9646-1909b11a2d17For now, enjoy this list of significant books for 2016. And maybe you will find a title or two (or more!) for your own reading edification in 2017.

Biblical studies

  • IVP Reformation Commentaries (OT & NT)
  • IVP Ancient Christian Commentaries (OT & NT)
  • Preach the Word Series (Crossway)
  • Reformed Expository Commentary Series (P&R)

Church History

  • A Century of Church History : The Legacy Of Philip Schaff / Philip Schaff, 1819-1893.. ; Henry Warner. Bowden. ; David W. Lotz, 1937-. — 1st-hc. — Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 1988.
  • Church And School In Early Modern Protestantism : Studies In Honor Of Richard A. Muller On The Maturation Of A Theological Tradition / Jordan J. (Jordan Joseph) Ballor. ; David S. Sytsma. ; Jason. Zuidema. ; Robert J. (Series) Bast . — 1st. — Leiden/Boston : Brill, 2013. (Studies In The History Of Christian Traditions)
  • Brand Luther: 1517, Printing, And The Making Of The Reformation / Pettegree. — 1st-hc. — New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
  • October 31, 1517: Martin Luther And The Day That Changed The World /  Martin E. Marty, 1928- author.. ; James Martin. — 1st-hc. — Brewster, MA : Paraclete Press, 2016.
  • Martin Luther : Visionary Reformer / Scott H. Hendrix. — 1st-hc. — New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2015.
  • Luther’s Fortress : Martin Luther And His Reformation Under Siege / James Reston, Jr., 1941-. — 1st-hc. — New York : Basic Books, 2015.
  • Martin Luther And The Enduring Word Of God : The Wittenberg School And Its Scripture- Centered Proclamation / Robert Kolb, 1941-. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2016.
  • John Knox / Jane E. A. Dawson. — 1st-pb. — New Haven ;London : Yale Univ. Press, 2016.
  • Tyndale : The Man Who Gave God An English Voice / Teems. — 1st-pb. — Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2012.
  • Handbook of Dutch Church History / J. Selderhuis, 1961-. ; Frank Van Der Pol. ; George Harinck, 1958-. — 1st Engl.-hc. — Gottingen/Bristol, CT : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • The Pastor Bonus : Papers Read At The British-Dutch Colloquium At Utrecht, 18-21 September 2002 / Clemens. ; Wim. Janse. ; Peter Raedts. ; Theo and Wim Janse Clemens . — 1st-hc. — Leiden ;Boston : Brill, 2004.
  • The Literature of the Arminian Controversy: Religion, Politics, and the Stage in the Dutch Republic, Freya Sierhuis. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. 294pp.
  • Rescuing The Gospel : The Story And Significance Of The Reformation / Erwin W. Lutzer. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Books, 2016.
  • John Newton / Richard Cecil. ; John Pollock. ; Marylynne Rouse . — reprint-hc. — Fearn, Ross-shire, GB : Christian Focus, 2000.
  • All Things Made New : The Reformation And Its Legacy / MacCulloch. — 1st-hc. — New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Augustine : Conversions To Confessions / Robin Lane Fox, 1946-. — 1st US-hc. — New York : Basic Books, 2015.
  • Reformations : The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 / Carlos M. N. Eire. — 1st-hc. — New Haven and London : Yale University Press, 2016.

Creeds/Confessions

  • In God’s School : Foundations For A Christian Life / Pierre Charles. Marcel. ; Howard Griffith. ; William Edgar. — 1st-Engl-pb. — Eugene OR : Wipf & Stock Pub, 2008.
  • Lest Any Man Should Boast : The Canons of Dort Simply Explained / Arthur Van Delden. — 1st-hc. — Armadale, W.A. : Pro Ecclesia Publishers, 2004. 353 p.
  • Truths We Confess: Volume I – The Triune God (Chapters 1-8 of the Confession) : A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession Of Faith / C. (Robert Charles) Sproul, 1939-. — 1st-hc. — Phillipsburg, N.J. : P & R Pub., 2006-07. (all 3 volumes added)
  • A Defense Of Confessionalism : Biblical Foundations & Confessional Considerations / Arden L. Hodgins. ; James M. Renihan . — 1st-pb. — Palmdale, CA : Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2016. (Recovering Our Confessional Heritage) vols. 1-3

Dogmatics/Theology/Historical Theology

  • Knowing Christ / Mark Jones. ; J. I. Packer, (James Innell). — 1st-pb. — Edinburgh ; Carlisle, PA : Banner of Truth, 2015.
  • The Glory Of Christ / Peter Lewis, 1945 February 6-. — reprint-pb. — Chicago, Ill. : Moody Press, c1997.
  • Historic Christianity And The Federal Vision : A Theological Analysis And Practical Evaluation / Dewey Roberts. ; Michael A. Milton. ; Morton H. Smith. — 1st-hc. — Destin, FL : Sola Fide Publications, 2016.
  • The Beauty And Glory Of Christ’s Bride / Joel R. Beeke. ; Conrad Mbewe. ; Gerald M. Bilkes. ; Joel R. Beeke . — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2015.
  • The Beauty And Glory Of The Word Of God / Joel R. Beeke. ; Michael Barrett. ; Geoff Thomas. ; Joel R. Beeke, 1952- . — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • Common Grace : God’s Gifts For A Fallen World, Volume 1: The Historical Section / Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920.. ; Nelson D. Kloosterman, Transl.. ; Richard J. Mouw. ; Jordan J. and Stephen J. Grabill Ballor . — 1st-hc. — Bellingham, WA : Lexham Press, 2016. 632 p.  — (Collected Works in Public Theology)
  • Pro Rege : Living Under Christ The King, Volume 1 / Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920.. ; Albert Gootjes, Transl.. ; John Kok. ; John and Nelson D. Kloosterman Kok . — 1st Eng-hc. — Bellingham, WA : Lexham Press, 2016. 507 p.  — (Collected Works in Public Theology) vol. 1
  • The Oxford Handbook Of Martin Luther’s Theology / Robert Kolb, 1941- , editor of compilation.. ; Irene Dingel, 1956- , editor of compilation.. ; Lubomir Batka, 1974- , editor of compilation.. — 1st-pb. — Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2014.
  • James Durham (1622-1658) : And The Gospel Offer In Its Seventeenth-century Context / Donald John. MacLean. — 1st-hc. — Gottingen, Bristol : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015.
  • Corrupting The Word Of God : The History of The Well-meant Offer / Herman C. Hanko, 1930-. ; Mark H. Hoeksema. — 1st-hc. — Jenison, MI : Reformed Free Pub Assn, 2016.
  • The Doctrines Of Election And Justification / Arthur Walkington Pink, 1886-1952.. — reprint-pb. — New Ipswich, NH : Pietan Publications, 1997.
  • Biblical Theology : Volume 1: The Common Grace Covenants / Jeffrey Jay. Niehaus. — 1st-pb. — Wooster, OH : Weaver Book Company, 2014.
  • Biblical Authority After Babel : Retrieving The Solas In The Spirit Of Mere Protestant Christianity / Kevin J. Vanhoozer. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Brazos Press, 2016.

Practical Theology

  • Pulpit Aflame : Essays In Honor Of Steven J. Lawson / Joel R. Beeke, 1952- editor.. ; Ian Hamilton. ; Dustin W. Benge. ; Joel R. and Benge Beeke, Dustin W. . — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • The Pastor’s Book : A Comprehensive And Practical Guide To Pastoral Ministry / Kent Hughes, 1942-. ; Douglas Sean O’Donnell, 1972-. — 1st-hc. — Wheaton, IL : Crossway, 2015.
  • The Pastor As Public Theologian : Reclaiming A Lost Vision / Kevin J. Vanhoozer. ; Owen. Strachan. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, 2015.
  • A Clear And Simple Treatise On The Lord’s Supper : In Which The Published Slanders Of Joachim Westphal Are Finally Refuted / Theodore Beza, 1519-1605. ; David C. Noe, (David Craig) , translator.. ; Martin I. Klauber. — 1st-hc. — Grand Rapid, Mich. : Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • The Reformed Baptism Form : A Commentary / Wielenga. ; Annemie Godbehere, Transl.. ; David J. Engelsma, ed.. ; David J. Engelsma . — 1st English-hc. — Jenison, MI : Reformed Free Pub Assn, 2016.
  • Church Polity in the Canadian Reformed Churches and the Christian Reformed Church : A Comparative Study of Two Dutch Immigrant Churches / William J. Van Oene, 1920-. — bound-hc. — Fergus, ON : Knox College / Toronto School of Theology, 1973.
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