New Additions to the PRC Seminary Library – 1st Quarter 2020

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At the end of March, I completed the first quarter list of significant book acquisitions to the PRC Seminary library for this year. I make it a habit to share this list with the TSC (Theological School Committee) as well as with the faculty and students so that they can keep abreast of new titles in the library.

But, to my mind, the list is of value to you too. As noted before, part of my reason for posting this list here is not only to show you the kinds of books the seminary adds to its library, but also to stimulate you to find something to read. Yes, there are books here for the layman and laywoman, for the young adults and for teenagers – even children (at times we purchase Bible story books that assist pastors, teachers, and parents). Browse this list and perhaps you will find something of interest to you.

This time we will give you the entire list in one post. Keep in mind these are not all the titles purchased, just the more significant ones.

Happy browsing! Be on the alert for that book (or those books) that you may wish to read yourself! But you don’t have to worry about the Dutch ones. 🙂

Biblical studies/ Commentaries/ Biblical Theology
Series:

  • Dordtrecht Bible Commentary (6 volumes, OT & NT): Dordrecht Bible Commentary, The – Ordered by the Synod of Dort, 1618-1619 According to the Th. Haak Translation 1657, Commissioned by the Westminster Assembly / Theodore Haak, 1605-1690, Transl.; Henry D. Schuringa. (new reprint pb) Allegan, MI: North Star Ministry Press, 2019
  • The New International Commentary on the New Testament (Wm. B. Eerdmans): The Letter to the Romans / Douglas J. Moo; Joel B. Green. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018.
  • Pillar NT Commentary (Eerdmans): The Gospel According to Luke / James R. Edwards; Donald A. Carson, 2015.

Other Commentaries (Individual)

  • Job and Ecclesiastes Expounded by Theodore Beza: Partly in manner of a commentary, partly in manner of a paraphrase, faithfully translated out of Latin into English / Theodore de Beza, 1519-1605. London: John Legatt, 1589.
  • The Song of Songs / G. I. (Gerald Irvin) Williamson (reprint) Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2020.
  • Be Resolute: An Old Testament Study – Daniel / Warren W. Wiersbe. Colorado Springs, CO: Victor, c2000.
  • The Whole Armor of God: How Christ’s Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare [Eph.6:10-20], Iain M. Duguid. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
  • Early Latin Commentaries on the Apocalypse / Francis X. Gumerlock, editor. Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University, 2016.

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Individual Biblical Studies Titles

  • God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology / J. Scott. Duvall; J. Daniel Hays. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019.
  • Last Things First: Unlocking Genesis 1-3 with the Christ of Eschatology / J. V. Fesko. Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor, c2007.
  • Sermon on the Mount: Restoring Christ’s Message to the Modern Church / Charles L. Quarles. ; E. Ray Clendenen. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, c2011. (NAC Studies In Bible & Theology) vol. 11
  • Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Age: God’s Word Questioned / Dirk van Miert, editor; Henk J. M. Nellen, editor. ; Piet Steenbakkers, editor. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Word of Life: Introducing Lutheran Hermeneutics / Timothy J. Wengert. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2019.
  • Matthew, Disciple and Scribe: The First Gospel and Its Portrait of Jesus / Patrick. Schreiner. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019.
  • The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament / G. K. (Gregory K.) Beale; Benjamin L. Gladd. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2020.

Language Tools

  • The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament / Ludwig Kohler, 1880-1956. ; Walter Baumgartner, 1887-1970. ; M. E. J. Richardson. Study ed. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2001. (2 vols.)

Church History, General and Biography

  • The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 / Peter Brown; Jacques Le Goff (10th anniv. rev. ed.). Chichester, West Sussex; Malden, MA: WileyBlackwell, 2013.
  • De Afscheiding van 1834 in Friesland: Deel I: De Classis Wanswerd (Dokkum) van de Afgescheiden Kerken / J. Wesseling. Groningen: De Vuurbaak, 1980 (3 vols.)
  • De Afscheiding van 1834 in Overijssel, 1834-’69, Deel I: De Classis Zwolle / J. Wesseling. Groningen: De Vuurbaak, 1984 (2 vols.).
  • Dr. A. Kuyper, 1837-1937: Gedenkboek uitgegeven bij gelegenheid van de herdenking op 29 October 1937 van het feit, dat Dr A. Kuyper honderd jaar geleden te maassluis geboren werd / L.W.G. Scholten. ; C. Smeenk. ; J. Waterink. Kampen: J. H. Kok, 1937.

Creeds, Confessions, History of

  • Catechizing upon the Heidelberg Catechism of the Reformed Christian Religion: Published after Precedent Inspection and Approbation of the Rev. Classis of Hoors …, and Now after the Sixtienth Impression translated for the English Reformed Congregation in Amsterdam / Petrus De Witte, 1622-1669. Amsterdam: Gillis Joostens Saeghman, 1664 (retypeset copy, 2 parts)
  • An Exposition or Commentary upon the Catechism of Christian Religion: which is taught in the schools and churches both of the Low Countries and of the …Palatinate / Jeremias Bastingius, 1551-1595. London: John Legatt, 1614.
  • To the Praise of His Glory: Outlines on the Canons of Dort / J. Faber; H. J. Meijerink; C. Trimp. Launceston, Tasmania: Publication Organisation of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia, 1971.

Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God by R.C. Sproul

Dogmatics, Biblical Theology, Historical Theology

  • The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology / Anthony C. Thiselton. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans, 2015.
  • The Culture of Theology / John Webster, 1955-2016; Ivor J. Davidson, editor; Alden C. McCray, editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019.
  • Faithful Theology: An Introduction / Graham A. Cole, 1949-. ; Graham A. Cole and Oren R. Martin (series). Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020 (Short Studies in Systematic Theology).
  • Common Places of Christian Religion: Gathered by Wolfgangus Musculus, For the Use of Such As Desire the Knowledge of Godly Truth. Wolfgang Musculus, 1497-1563; John Man, 1512-1569 (1st English ed.) London, 1563.
  • A Brief Declaration of the Table of Predestination / Theodore de Beza, 1519-1605. ; William Whittingham, Transl. London: Tho: Man, 1613. [retypeset ed.]
  • The Abridgment of Christian Divinity: So exactly and methodically compiled… / Johannes Wollebius, 1586-1629; Alexander Ross. London: T. Mabb, 1660.
  • The Works of William Perkins: Volume 8 – Discourse on Conscience [Etc.] / William Perkins, 1558-1602. ; J. Stephen Yuille; Joel R. Beeke, editor; Joel R. Beeke and Derek W.H. Thomas. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019.
  • 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology / Gregg R. Allison. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2018.
  • James Ussher and a Reformed Episcopal Church: Sermons and Treatises on Ecclesiology / James Ussher, 1581-1656. ; Richard. Snoddy. Moscow ID: Davenant Institute, 2018.
  • Enjoying God: Finding Hope in the Attributes of God / R. C. (Robert Charles) Sproul, 1939-2017 (repackaged ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2017.
  • The Forgotten Trinity: Recovering the Heart of Christian Belief / James R. (James Robert) White (revised, updated) Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2019.
  • Divine Action and Providence / Oliver Crisp, editor; Fred Sanders, editor; William J. Abraham. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018 (Explorations In Constructive Dogmatics)
  • The Christian Doctrine of Humanity / Oliver Crisp, editor; Fred Sanders, editor; Marc Cortez. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018 (Explorations In Constructive Dogmatics)
  • Against God and Nature: The Doctrine of Sin / Thomas H. McCall; John S. Feinberg. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019 (Foundations of Evangelical Theology Series)
  • David’s Son and David’s Lord: Christology for Christ’s People / Ian Hamilton. ; Joel R. Beeke. ; Gregory K. Beale; Ryan M. and L. Michael Morales McGraw. Darlington, UK: EP BOOKS, 2019.
  • Engaging the World with Abraham Kuyper / Michael R. Wagenman. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019.

Philosophy, Logic, Ethics

  • Christian Philosophy: A Systematic and Narrative Introduction / Craig G. Bartholomew; Michael W. Goheen. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

Practical Theology (1) – Christian Living, Ethics, Family, Marriage, Missions, Prayer

  • Piercing Heaven: Prayers of the Puritans / Robert Elmer, editor. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2019.

Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of Christoformity in the Church ...

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

  • The Form of Prayers and Ministration of the Sacraments used in the English Congregation at Geneva, and approved by that famous and godly learned man, John Calvin — photocopy pd. — Geneva: John Crespin, 1556.
  • “Can We Close the Back Door?”: A Project to Facilitate the Assimilation of New (Non-Dutch) Members into a Traditional, Middle Class Large to Medium Size Christian Reformed Congregation / Arthur J. Schoonveld. Deerfield, IL: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1990.
  • The Challenge of Church Union: Speeches and Discussions on Reformed Identity and Ecumenicity / Cornelis Van Dam; J. De Jong; Cornelis Pronk; Cornelis Van Dam. Winnipeg: Premier Pub., 1993 (Publication of the Burlington Reformed Study Centre) vol. 1
  • Biblical Pastoral Oversight / James A. Hufstetler. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformed Baptist Church, 1989.
  • Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of Christoformity in the Church / Scot McKnight; Andy Johnson. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2019.
  • Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability / Stephanie O. Hubach; Joni Eareckson. Tada. (revised, expanded ed.) Phillipsburg, N.J. : P&R Pub., 2020.

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

  • Down an Indian Trail in 1849: The Story of Roseland / Marie K. Rowlands. Palos Heights, IL: Dutch Heritage Center, Trinity Christian College, c1949, 1987.
  • Calvin and the Foundations of Modern Politics / Ralph C. Hancock. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1989.
  • The Adam Quest: Eleven Scientists Who Held on to a Strong Faith While Wrestling with the Mystery of Human Origins / Tim Stafford. Nashville : Nelson Books, 2013.

Periodicals (Old & New)

  • The Southern Reformed Theological Journal (Southern Reformed Theological Seminary, Houston, TX), 2017-2020

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