PRC Seminary Library Additions – 4th Quarter 2021 (Part 2)

Another year has ended and that means we can post some of the significant acquisitions/additions to the PRC Seminary library in the last quarter of 2021 (Oct. – Dec.). And since it is the beginning of a new year, we hope this list will give you some ideas for what to read in 2022. And I know there are many titles here that would be of interest and profit to you.

As mentioned previously, I give the list in two parts. In this second post we feature the theology, philosophy/ethics, practical theology (lots of aspects here!), miscellaneous (which is a very important section!), and reference sections of my list. Enjoy and benefit!

The Spiritual Marriage between Christ and His Church and Every One of the Faithful  -     By: Girolamo Zanchi

Dogmatics, Biblical Theology, Historical Theology

  • Handboek van de Gereformeerde Dogmatiek. A. G. (Anthonie Gerrit) Honig, 1864-1940. Kampen: J. H. Kok, 1938.
  • Christianity and Liberalism: Legacy Edition. J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen, 1881-1937; Peter A. Lillback; David B. Garner. Philadelphia: Westminster Seminary Press, 2019. [contains numerous new essays on Machen and the subjects he originally treated in this classic work]
  • Theology as a Way of Life: On Teaching and Learning the Christian Faith. Adam Neder.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2019.
  • Speaking of God: Reformed Prolegomena to Theology, Volume 1, Part 1. [binder] John Bolt. Grand Rapids, MI: John Bolt, 2006 (Explorations in Reformed Theology).
  • The Analogy of Faith: The Quest for God’s Speakability. Archie J. Spencer. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015 (Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology)
  • Approaching the Study of Theology: An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods & Debates. Anthony C. Thiselton. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018.
  • The Whole Counsel of God: Volume 3: God’s People in the Western World. Richard C. Gamble; Sinclair B. Ferguson. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2021.
  • Hidden and Revealed: The Doctrine of God in the Reformed and Eastern Orthodox Traditions. Dmytro Bintsarovskyi. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2021 (Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology)
  • The Failure of Natural Theology: A Critical Appraisal of the Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Jeffrey D. Johnson. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2021 (New Studies in Theology).
  • Adam and the Covenant of Works. J. V. Fesko. Fearn, Ross-shire, GB: Christian Focus Publications, 2021.
  • Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. Ronald E. Osborn; John H. Walton. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014.
  • Always Reforming: Reflections on Martin Luther and Biblical Studies. Robert L. Plummer, ed.; Channing L. Crisler, ed.; Gregg R. Allison. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2021 (Studies in Historical and Systematic Theology)
  • Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 3: Spirit and Salvation. Joel R. Beeke; Paul M. Smalley. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021.
  • Systematic Theology: Grounded in Holy Scripture and Understood in the Light of the Church: Volume Three – The Holy Spirit and the Church. Douglas F. Kelly. Fearn, Ross-shire, UK: Mentor/Christian Focus, 2021.
  • The Spiritual Marriage Between Christ and His Church and Every One of the Faithful. Girolamo Zanchi, 1516-1590; Patrick J. O’Banion, translator. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2021.
  • Transfiguration and Transformation. Hywel R. Jones. Edinburgh; Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth, 2021.
  • Sinai and the Saints: Reading Old Covenant Laws for the New Covenant Community. James M. Todd. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017.
Reformed Ethics: The Duties of the Christian Life, Volume 2  -     By: Herman Bavinck

Philosophy, Logic, Ethics

  • New Testament Theology and Ethics. Ben Witherington, III. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2016 (2 vols.).
  • God & Morality: Four Views. R. Keith Loftin; Evan Fales. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, c2012 (Spectrum Multiview Books)
  • Ethics as Worship: The Pursuit of Moral Discipleship. Mark Liederbach; Evan Lenow; J. Ligon Duncan III. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2021.
  • Reformed Ethics: The Duties of the Christian Life. (Vol.2) Herman Bavinck, 1854-1921; John Bolt, editor; Dirk van Keulen. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2021
Faith in the Time of Plague: Selected Writings from the Reformation and Post-Reformation  -     By: Stephen M. Coleman, Todd M. Rester & Gregory A. Poland

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

  • Communicating with Grace and Virtue: Learning to Listen, Speak, Text, and Interact as a Christian. Quentin J. Schultze. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2020.
  • Faith in the Time of Plague: Selected Writings from the Reformation and Post-Reformation. Theodore de Beza, 1519-1605; Andreas Rivetus, 1572 – 1651; Gisbertus Voetius, 1589-1676; Stephen M. Coleman and Todd M. Rester, Eds. Philadelphia: Westminster Seminary Press, 2021.
  • Disease, Scarcity, and Famine: A Reformation Perspective on God and Plagues. Ludwig Lavater, 1527-1586; Michael Hunter, translator/editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2021.
  • Seeds of Hope, Hate, and Change: Missionary Witnesses to the Middle East in Transition, Volume I: 1942-1948 & Volume 2: 1949-1957.  Donald A. Luidens; Edwin and Ruth (Stegenga) Luidens. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2020.
  • Margaret’s Mission to Arabia, Africa, and India, 1965-2010. Paul Heusinkveld; Margaret Doorenbos. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2021 (Missionary Memoirs) [gift from Van Raalte Institute]
  • History of the Arabian Mission. Alfred De Witt Mason; Frederick Jacob Barny. New York: The Board of Foreign Missions, Reformed Church in America, 1926. [gift from Van Raalte Institute]
Worshiping with the Reformers  -     By: Karin Maag

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

  • Alliance of Reformed Churches [Minutes of Meetings]: Consistorial Conferences; Christian Reformed Alliance [early names of the above organization] Ralph Pontier, Stated Clerk; Stuart Pastine. [binder] Dyer, IN: Alliance of Reformed Churches, 1986-95.
  • Diakonia in the Classical Reformed Tradition and Today. Elsie Anne. McKee. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1989.
  • The Church as a Culture of Care: Finding Hope in Biblical Community. T. Dale Johnson. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, 2021.
  • The Local Church: What It Is and Why It Matters for Every Christian. Edward W. Klink, III. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021.
  • When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community from Emotional and Spiritual Abuse. Chuck. DeGroat; Richard J. Mouw. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2020.
  • Sexual Abuse: Beauty for Ashes. Robert W. Kellemen; Brad Hambrick. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2013 (The Gospel for Real Life Series)
  • The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image. Jay E. Adams. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1986.
  • The Peacemaking Pastor: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Church Conflict. Alfred Poirier. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, c2006.
  • Let Us Worship God: Why We Worship the Way We Do. Derek W.H. Thomas. Orlando, FL: Ligonier Ministries, 2021.
  • Worshiping with the Reformers. Karin Y. Maag. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2021.
Dutch Reformed Education: Immigrant Legacies in North America - Bruggink, Donald J (Editor), and de Vries, Herman J, Jr. (Editor), and Luidens, Donald A

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

  • Science and Theology: An Introduction. J. C. Polkinghorne. London; Minneapolis, MN: SPCK; Fortress Press, 1998.
  • Dutch Muck and Much More: Dutch Americans in Farming, Religion, Art, and Astronomy. Earl W. Kennedy, Editor; Donald A. Luidens; David Zwart. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2019. (gift from Dr. Robert Swierenga of the VRI – mentions several PRC members in the farming industry, including my dad-in-law, Vernon Klamer)
  • Scriptural Reflections on History. K. J. Popma; Harry Van Dyke, Transl. Aalten, the Netherlands: Wordbridge Publishing, 2020.
  • Dutch Reformed Education: Immigrant Legacies in North America. Donald A. Luidens, editor; Donald J. Bruggink, editor; Herman J. De Vries, editor. Holland, MI: Van Raalte Press, 2020.
  • Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop It. Owen Strachan; John MacArthur. Washington, D.C.: Salem Books, 2021.
  • Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College. Michael J. Kruger. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021.

Denominational Resources

  • Netherlands Reformed Congregations: 2021 Church and School Directory [North America]. A.H. Verhoef.


  • The Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers (2 vols.) Wiep van Bunge; Henri. Krop; Bart Leeuwenburgh. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2003. [Significant work in English that includes prominent theologians also.]
  • Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church. William A. Dyrness; Veli-Matti Karkkainen. Downers Grove, IL; Nottingham, England: IVP Academic; Inter-Varsity Press, c2008.
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