New Additions to the PRC Seminary Library โ€“ 3rd Quarter 2019 (2)


In this post we finish the list of significant additions to the library of the PRC Seminary in the third quarter of this year (June-Sept. 2019). Earlier this week we posted the first part of the list; in this one we list those titles added in the areas of theology, practical theology, and philosophy.

As you will notice, many valuable books were added in this last quarter also. And while these titles are primarily for the work and studies of our faculty, students, and visitors, there are certainly resources here that are useful for our readers. Perhaps some of the books here will encourage you to make it your read, and even to add it to your library or your church’s library. That would make me an even happier librarian! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget our motto: Read more and read better!

Dogmatics, Biblical Theology, Historical Theology

  • Doing Theology with the Reformers / Gerald L. Bray. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019.
  • Luther’s Works: Volume 56 – Sermons III / Martin Luther, 1483-1546. ; Benjamin T.G. Mayes. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing, 2018.
  • Luther’s Outlaw God: Volume 1: Hiddenness, Evil, and Predestination / Steven D. Paulson; Paul Rorem. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2018.
  • Theoretical-Practical Theology: Faith in the Triune God / Peter van Mastricht, 1630- 1706; Todd M. Rester, Transl.; Joel R. Beeke. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage
    Books, 2019.
  • Reading the Decree: Exegesis, Election and Christology in Calvin and Barth / David Gibson; Ian A. McFarland; Ivor Davidson; John Webster. London; New York: T & T
    Clark, 2009. (T & T Clark Studies In Systematic Theology)
  • The Soteriology of James Ussher: The Act and Object of Saving Faith / Richard Snoddy. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2014 (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology)
  • The Works of William Perkins: Volume 7 – Reformed Catholic, Problem of the Forged Catholicism, Warning Against Idolatry / William Perkins, 1558-1602; Derek Thomas;
    Joel R. Beeke, editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019.
  • Resourcing Theological Anthropology: A Constructive Account of Humanity in the Light of Christ / Marc Cortez. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2017.
  • Rethinking Holiness: A Theological Introduction / Bernie A. Van De Walle. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017.
  • Awakening the Evangelical Mind: An Intellectual History of the Neo-Evangelical Movement / Owen Strachan; Albert R. Jr. Mohler. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015.
  • The Beauty and Glory of the Last Things / Joel R. Beeke; Michael P. V. Barrett; David Strain. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019.
  • What Jesus Demands from the World / John Piper. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2006.
  • Reformed Ecclesiology in an Age of Denominationalism / Philippus J. Hoedemaker, 1839-1910; Ruben Alvarado, Transl. Alten, the Netherlands: Pantocrator Press/ Wordbridge Publishing, 1904/2019.

Picture of The Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church in the Ecclesiology of Charles Hodge

  • The Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church in the Ecclesiology of Charles Hodge /
    Alan D. Strange. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017 (Reformed Academic
  • God with Us and for Us: Papers Read at the 2017 Westminster Conference / Stephen Clark; Guy Davies; Andrew Young. London: The Westminster Conference, 2017 (including articles on Arminius and the Synod of Dordt).
  • Sovereign Grace o’er Sin Abounding: Papers Read at the 2018 Westminster Conference /Paul Wells; Geoff. Thomas; J. Philip Arthur. London: The Westminster Conference, 2018.
  • Possessed by God: A New Testament Theology of Sanctification and Holiness / David Peterson. Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Apollos; InterVarsity Press, c1995 (New Studies in Biblical Theology), vol. 1
  • Five Festal Garments: Christian Reflections on the Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther / Barry G. Webb; Donald A. Carson. Downers Grove, IL: Apollos/InterVarsity Press, 2000 (New Studies in Biblical Theology), vol. 10
  • New Covenant Theology: Weighed and Found Wanting / Kevin McGrane; Peter Naylor. Essex, England: The Gospel Magazine Trust, 2018.
  • Total Church: A Radical Reshaping Around Gospel and Community / Tim Chester;
    Steve Timmis. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, c2008.

Philosophy, Logic, Ethics

  • The Christian Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd: Volume I – The Transcendental
    Critique of Theoretical Thought / Pierre Marcel, 1910-1992. ; Colin Wright, Transl. (1st English) Aalten, the Netherlands: Wordbridge Publishing, 2013.
  • The Christian Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd: Volume II – The General Theory of the Law-Spheres / Pierre Marcel, 1910-1992. ; Colin Wright, Transl. (1st English)
    Aalten, the Netherlands: Wordbridge Publishing, 2013.

Practical Theology (1) โ€“ Christian Living, Ethics, Family, Marriage, Missions, Prayer

  • Reformed Ethics / Herman Bavinck, 1854-1921; John Bolt, editor; Dirk van Keulen.
    Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2019 (vol.1)
  • Beyond Authority and Submission: Women and Men in Marriage, Church, and Society / Rachel Green Miller; Aimee Byrd. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2019.
  • Kemp: The Story of John R. and Mabel Kempers, Founders of the Reformed Church in America Mission in Chiapas, Mexico / Pablo Alberto Deiros. Grand Rapids, MI : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016 (The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America) v. 86
  • Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse / Jennifer M. (Michelle) Greenberg; Russell Moore. Good Book Company, 2019.

Practical Theology (2) – Church Government/Leadership, Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching, Sermons, Worship

  • Preaching: A Biblical Theology / Jason C. (Jason Curtis) Meyer; John Piper. Wheaton,
    IL: Crossway, 2013.
  • Preaching and Teaching the Last Things: Old Testament Eschatology for the Life of the Church / Walter C. Kaiser. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.
  • Preaching the Psalms: Unlocking the Unsearchable Riches of David’s Treasury / Steven J. Lawson; Hughes Oliphant Old. Darlington: EP Books, 2014.
  • The Pastor Theologian: Resurrecting an Ancient Vision / Gerald Hiestand; Todd A.
    Wilson; Timothy George. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2015.
  • Faithful Endurance: The Joy of Shepherding People for a Lifetime / Collin Hansen,
    editor; Jeff Robinson; David M. Carson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
  • The Pastor’s Justification: Applying the Work of Christ in Your Life and Ministry / Jared C. Wilson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2013.
  • A Glad Obedience: Why and What We Sing / Walter Brueggemann; John D. Witvliet.
    Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2019.
  • The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart / Harold L. Senkbeil; Michael Horton.
    Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019.
  • From the Lord and “The Best Reformed Churches”: A Study of the Eucharistic Liturgy in the English Puritan and Separatist Traditions, 1550-1633 / Bryan D. Spinks. Roma: C.L.V.-Edizioni liturgiche, 1984 (Bibliotheca “Ephemerides Liturgicae.” Subsidia) vol.33
  • Freedom or Order? : The Eucharistic Liturgy in English Congregationalism, 1645-1980 / Bryan D. Spinks; Geoffrey Cuming. Allison Park, PA: Pickwick, 1984 (companion volume to previous title).
  • Liturgy in the Reformed Tradition / Oepke Noordmans, 1871-1956; Ruben Alvarado, Transl. Aalten, the Netherlands: Pantocrator Press/ Wordbridge Publishing, 2018.
  • Hidden Evil: A Biblical and Pastoral Response to Domestic Abuse / Eryl W. Davies.
    Ross-shire, Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 2019.

Misc. (Apologetics, Culture, Education, Music, Politics, Science, Work, World Religions, etc.)

  • Reforming Apologetics: Retrieving the Classic Reformed Approach to Defending the
    Faith / J. V. Fesko. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019.
  • Contend: Defending the Faith in a Fallen World / Aaron Armstrong. Adelphi, MD:
    Cruciform Press, 2012.
  • The Problem of Poverty / Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920; James W. Skillen. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2011.
  • The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age /Simon Schama. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
  • Good Arguments: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking / Richard A. Jr.
    Holland. ; Benjamin K. Forrest. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017.


Denominational Resources

  • Acts of Synod of the Christian Reformed Church: 2019 / Christian Reformed Church in North America; Steven R. Timmermans, Executive Director. Grand Rapids, MI: Board of Publications of the Christian Reformed Church, 2019.
  • Acts of Synod and Yearbook of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America: 2019 /
    Ronald Van Overloop, Stated Clerk; Don Doezema. Grand Rapids, MI: Protestant
    Reformed Churches in America, 2019.
  • 2018 Directory of the United Reformed Churches in North America: Twentieth-second Annual Edition / Jody Luth; Synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America. Grandville, MI: Reformed Fellowship Inc., 2018.