PRC Seminary Library Acquisitions – 2nd Quarter 2020 (2)


As promised two days ago (see my previous post), here is the second part of the 2020 second quarter list of significant book acquisitions to the PRC Seminary library (April – June). I think you will agree that there are some valuable resources here for our seminary purposes, but also for our members and friends to benefit from. Perhaps a title in the theology section or in the practical theology sections will grab your attention and inspire you to delve into a new subject.

Dogmatics, Biblical Theology, Historical Theology

  • Solus Decalogus Est Aeternus: Martin Luther’s Complete Antinomian Theses and Disputations / Martin Luther, 1483-1546; Holger Sonntag. Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran Press, c2008
  • Five: The Solas of the Reformation / S. D. Ellison; Michael A. G. Haykin. Lansvale, NSW, Australia: Tulip Publishing, 2020.
  • Calvinism and the Making of the European Mind / Gijsbert van den Brink; Harro M. Hopfl, editor. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2014 (Studies In Reformed Theology,) vol. 27
  • Propositions and Principles of Divinity: Propounded and Disputed in the University of Geneva, by certain students of Divinity there, under Mr. Theodore Beza and Mr. Anthony Faius, professors of Divinity. …a summary of common places / Theodore de Beza, 1519-1605; Anthony Faius. (1st English, bound photocopy). Edinburgh: Robert Walde-grave, 1592.
  • God Has Spoken: A History of Christian Theology / Gerald Lewis. Bray. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014.
  • The History and Theology of Calvinism / Curt Daniel; Joel R. Beeke; John MacArthur. Darlington (England): EP BOOKS, 2019.
  • The Theology of the Huguenot Refuge: From the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes to the Edict of Versailles / Martin I. Klauber, editor. Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2020 (Reformed Historical-Theological Studies)
  • The Works of William Perkins: Volume 9 – A Declaration of the True Manner of Knowing Christ Crucified [Etc.] / William Perkins, 1558-1602; J. Stephen Yuille; Joel R. Beeke, editor; Derek W.H. Thomas. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020.
  • Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account / Steven J. Duby. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2018, c2016 (T & T Clark Studies In Systematic Theology), vol. 30
  • New Studies in Biblical Theology (recently on sale, filled out our holdings in this series), Apollos; InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL; Nottingham:
    • Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job / Robert S. Fyall. ; Donald A. Carson. 2002. (#12)
    • The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel / Peter Bolt, 1958-. ; Donald A. Carson. 2004 (#18)
    • A Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in the Words of Jeremiah / Andrew G. Shead; Donald A. Carson. c2012. (#29)
    • The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation / Graham A. (Graham Arthur) Cole, 1949-. ; Donald A. Carson. 2013 (#30)
    • The Feasts of Repentance: From Luke-Acts to Systematic and Pastoral Theology / Michael Ovey, 1958-2017; Donald A. Carson. 2019. (#49)
    • Canon, Covenant and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel / Matthew Barrett, 1982-; Donald A. Carson. 2020 (#51)
  • A Theology of James: Wisdom for God’s People / Christopher W. Morgan, 1971-.; Robert A. Peterson. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Pub., c2010 (Explorations In Biblical Theology)
  • A Power of God unto Salvation: Or Grace Not an Offer / Herman Hoeksema, 1886-1965. ; Homer C. Hoeksema, 1923-1989, Transl.; Cornelius Hanko, 1907-2005, Transl. — reprint – syllabus. Grandville, MI: Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary, 1996 (Amazingly – and sadly, this English ed. was not in the library!).
  • Herman Hoeksema’s Theological Method / David B. McWilliams. Lampeter: University of Wales, 2000.
  • Approaching the Atonement: The Reconciling Work of Christ / Oliver. Crisp. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2020.
  • Living for God: A Short Introduction to the Christian Faith / Mark Jones, 1980-. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020.
  • The Church: Her Nature, Authority, Purpose, and Worship / Jeffrey D. Johnson. New Albany, MS: Media Gratiae, 2020.
  • The Covenant of Grace / John Colquhoun, 1748-1827; Sinclair B. Ferguson. Orlando, FL: The Northampton Press, 2020.
  • Backdrop for a Glorious Gospel: The Covenant of Works According to William Strong / Thomas Parr. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020.
  • Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage / Gavin Ortlund; Donald A. Carson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020.
  • When Doctrine Divides the People of God: An Evangelical Approach to Theological Diversity / Rhyne R. Putman; David S. Dockery. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020.
  • Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life on God / Michael Allen. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018.
  • Biblical Eschatology / Jonathan Menn; Robert W. Yarbrough; Stanley Ntagali. (2nd ed.) Eugene OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2018.
  • A Continental View: Johannes Cocceius’s Federal Theology of the Sabbath / Casey B. Carmichael; Herman J. Selderhuis. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019 (Reformed Historical Theology) vol. 41
  • Eschatology / John C. McDowell; Scott A. Kirkland. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2018 (Guides To Theology)


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

  • Safe and Sound: Standing Firm in Spiritual Battles / David Powlison, 1949-2019. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2019
  • Waging War in an Age of Doubt: A Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Practical Approach to Spiritual Warfare for Today / Robert Davis Smart. Grand Rapids, MI : Reformation Heritage Books, 2020.
  • Created to Draw Near: Our Life As God’s Royal Priests / Edward T. Welch, 1953-. Wheaton: Crossway, 2020.
  • Our Chief of Days: The Principle, Purpose, and Practice of the Lord’s Day / Jeremy R. Walker. Darlington, Co. Durham, England: Evangelical Press, 2019.
  • Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care / Kathryn Butler, 1980-. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
  • I Still Do: Growing Closer and Stronger Through Life’s Defining Moments / David T. (David Thomas) Harvey, 1960-. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2020.
  • Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity / David G. Hunter, editor. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2018 (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources)
  • A Covenantal Vision for Global Mission / Paul Ronald Wells, editor; Peter A. Lillback, editor; Henk Stoker, editor. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2020. (*Watch for Rev. D. Holstege’s next missions article in the Standard Bearer, as he interacts with an essay in this book that references H. Hoeksema’s doctrine of the covenant.)
  • Recovering from Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose / Aimee. Byrd. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Reflective, 2020.
  • “The Sum and Substance of the Gospel”: The Christ-Centered Piety of Charles Haddon Spurgeon / C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon, 1834-1892; Nathan A. Finn, editor; Aaron Lumpkin, editor; Joel R. and Michael A.G. Haykin (series eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020 (Profiles in Reformed Spirituality)


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

  • Ancient Roots for Reformed Polity: De Synagoga Vetere and the Ecclesiology of the Early Church – An Annotated Compendium / Campegius (1659-1722) Vitringa; Joshua L. Bernard, Transl.; H. David Schuringa. (1st English ed.) North Star Ministry Press, 2020.
  • Presbyterianism: Its History, Doctrine, Government, and Worship / Samuel Miller, 1769-1850; Allen. Stanton; Harrison. Perkins. (reprint) Madison, MS: Log College Press, 2020.
  • Crucified and Risen: Sermons on the Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ [Matthew 26-28] / John Calvin, 1509-1564. ; Robert White, Transl. Edinburgh; Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2020.
  • Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers / Dane C. Ortlund. Wheaton: Crossway, 2020.
  • Does God Care How We Worship? / J. Ligon Duncan; Mark Dever. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2020.
  • Aiming to Please: A Guide to Reformed Worship / Wes Bredenhof. Fergus, ON: The Study, 2020.

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

  • Origins of Teacher Education at Calvin College, 1900-1930: And Gladly Teach / Peter P. DeBoer. Lewiston: E. Mellen Press, c1991 (Mellen Studies in Education) vol. 18
  • “That Old Dutch Disease”: The Roots of Dutch Calvinist Education in Alberta / Peter C. Prinsen. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, 2000.
  • Models for Christian Higher Education: Strategies for Survival and Success in the Twenty-First Century / Richard T. Hughes, (Richard Thomas); William B. Adrian. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., c1997.
  • With Wings as Eagles: A History of the First One Hundred Years of God’s Blessings to Plymouth Christian Schools, 1908-2008 / 100th Anniversary Committee; Kevin. Ash; Ben Engelsma. Grand Rapids, MI: Plymouth Christian Schools, 2008.
  • Dutch Households in U.S. Population Censuses, 1850, 1860, 1870: An Alphabetical Listing by Family Heads – Volume One: Aamink to Hoogesteeger; Volume Two: Hoogesteeger to Slaan; Volume Three: Slabbekoorn to Zymen and Addendum / Robert P. Swierenga. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1987.
  • The Reformed Christian Day School Movement in North America / Arthur H. DeKruyter. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Theological Seminary, 1952.
  • Faith and Culture in the Governance of Calvinistic/Reformed Christian Schools / Leroy A. Hollaar. Edmonton, AB: University of Alberta, 1989 (2 vols.)
  • The Spirit of Calvinist Christian Schools from the Netherlands to North America / William. Lodewyk. Chicago: Loyola University Chicago, 2004 (2 vols.)

I wish to thank Gary Vander Schaaf (Credo Books) for all the great Christian school resources, as well as the academic theses and other great books he brings by the seminary for my preview and purchase (and many that he donates). Through his knowledge and expertise we continue to add many valuable resources to the library. Never tire of seeing Gary’s van pull up in the parking lot! 🙂