PRT Seminary Library Acquisitions – 4th Quarter 2022 (2)

At the end of December, I completed the fourth quarter list of significant book acquisitions to the PRC Seminary library for 2022. At their January 2023 meeting the TSC (Theological School Committee) received a copy for their information, and I also send it out to the faculty and students so that they can keep abreast of new resources.

But the list is of value to you too, in my estimation. As noted before, part of my reason for posting this list here is not only to show you the kind of books the seminary adds to its library, but also to stimulate you to find something to read and perhaps add to your home or church library. Yes, there are books here for the layman and laywoman, for the young adults and for teenagers – even children. Browse this list and perhaps you will find something of interest to you.

Once again we have divided the list into two parts. Last week I posted the initial four sections; in this post we finish with the final six (6) categories. It is my hope that you find something of interest to read yet this winter. It’s a great time to hunker down with a good read – something to strengthen your faith and fortify your walk with the Lord.

Dogmatics, Biblical Theology, Historical Theology

  • Learning Theology with the Church Fathers. Christopher A. Hall. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, c2002.
  • God and the Problem of Evil: Five Views. Chad V. Meister, editor; James K. Dew, Jr., editor; Phillip Cary, contributor. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017 (Spectrum Multiview Books).
  • Divine Impassibility: Four Views of God’s Emotions and Suffering. Robert J. Matz, editor; James E. Dolezal; Daniel Castelo. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019 (Spectrum Multiview Books)
  • Covenantal and Dispensational Theologies: Four Views on the Continuity of Scripture. Brent E. Parker, editor; Richard J. Lucas, editor. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2022 (Spectrum Multiview Books)
  • Breath of God, Yet Work of Man: Scripture, Philosophy, Dialogue, and Conflict. Charles P. Schaum; Albert B. Collver, III; Lawrence R. Rast. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 2019. (Lutheran perspective on doctrine of Scripture)
  • The Covenant Idea in Ante-Nicene Theology. J. Ligon Duncan III. New College, UK: University of Edinburgh, 1995 (unpublished thesis).
  • Foundations of Covenant Theology: A Biblical-Theological Study of Genesis 1-3. Lane G. Tipton. Philadelphia, PA: Reformed Forum, 2021.
  • Historical Protestantism: An Historical Introduction to Protestant Theology. William A. Scott. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1971.
  • The Battle for the Gospel: The Bible and the Reformation, 1444-1589. Marvin W. Anderson. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, c1978.
  • Justification by Faith. Jean Calvin, 1509-1564; John Allen, Transl. [drawn from his ed. of the Institutes]; Matthew Barrett. Peterborough, Ont.: H&E Publishing, 2018.
  • Free Justification: The Glorification of Christ in the Justification of a Sinner. Steve Fernandez. The Woodlands, TX: Kress Christian Publications, c2008.
  • Calvinus Ecclesiae Doctor: Die Referate des Congráes International De Recherches Calviniennes … Vom 25. Bis 28. September 1978 in Amsterdam. Wilhelm H. Neuser; T. H. L. Parker; Ford Lewis. Battles. Kampen: J.H. Kok, 1978.
  • The Legacy of John Calvin: Papers Presented at the 12th Colloquium of the Calvin Studies Society, April 22-24, 1999, Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia. David L. Foxgrover; Karin Maag; W. Fred Graham. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Studies Society, 2000.
  • Before Jonathan Edwards: Sources of New England Theology. Adriaan Cornelis Neele. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • The Mystery of the Cross (1988). Justification by Faith (1988). Understanding Jesus (1987 – 3 titles). Alister E. McGrath; James Atkinson, ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, c1988.
  • Christian Baptism: The Sign and Seal of God’s Covenant Promise. Bruce A. McDowell. God’s Word Publishing, 2017.
  • Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction. Craig G. Bartholomew. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017.
  • Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First-Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures. Jessica R. Joustra, editor; Robert Joustra, editor; Richard J. Mouw. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2022.
  • The Unknown Hour: Biblical Signs, Warnings, Hope, and Peace. Henry Vander Kam; Gaylord Haan; Jerome M. Julien. Grandville, MI: Reformed Fellowship, 2020.
  • Petrus Van Mastricht (1630-1706): Text, Context, and Interpretation. Adriaan C. Neele, editor; Carl R. Trueman; Ryan M. McGraw. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020 (Reformed Historical Theology), vol. 62.
  • Sola Fide: A Primer on Paul’s Doctrine of Justification in Romans. William C. Roach. Matthews, NC: Bastion Books, 2018.
  • The Grace of the Gospel. Joel R. Beeke. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2022 (speeches from the 2021 Puritan Reformed Conference).
  • Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition. Gerald Lewis. Bray. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2021.
  • Against Liberal Theology: Putting the Brakes on Progressive Christianity. Roger E. Olson. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022.
  • Calvinism: A Biblical and Theological Critique. David L. Allen, Ed.; Steve W. Lemke, Ed. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2022.
  • On Earth as in Heaven: Theopolis Fundamentals. Peter J. Leithart. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2022.
  • Christ, The Way: Augustine’s Theology of Wisdom. Benjamin T. Quinn. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife Corporation, 2022.
  • The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith. Trevin Wax; Kevin J. Vanhoozer. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2022.
  • The Necessity of Christ’s Satisfaction: A Study of the Reformed Scholastic Theologians William Twisse (1578-1646) and John Owen (1616-1683). Joshua D. Schendel; Eddy Van der Borght. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2022 (Studies in Reformed Theology), vol. 45

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

  • Forgiveness: Discover the Power and Reality of Authentic Christian Forgiveness. Gary Inrig. Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, c2005.
  • Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds. Chris Brauns. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008.
  • Forgive: Why Should I And How Can I? Timothy Keller. New York: Viking, 2022.
  • Submitting to One Another out of Reverence for Christ: Eight Sermons on Marriage and the Family. Peter G. Feenstra. Fergus, ON: Inter League Publication Board, c1996, 2007.
  • The Unholy Trinity: Martin Luther Against the Idol of Me, Myself, and I. Michael A. Lockwood; Martin Luther, 1483-1546. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2016.
  • My God Is True!: Lessons Learned Along Cancer’s Dark Road. Paul D. Wolfe. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2009.
  • When the Stars Disappear: Help and Hope from Stories of Suffering in Scripture. Mark R. Talbot. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2020 (Suffering and the Christian Life), vol. 1
  • History of the China Mission of the Reformed Church in the United States. William E. Hoy. Philadelphia: Board of Foreign Missions of the RCUS, c1914 (one of several books picked up from CRC missions library)
  • The People of God in Reformed Missions: Papers Presented at the Second Reformed Missions Consultation Held April 4-6, 1977 at Geneva College, PA. Clarke. Copeland; Guy Oliver; Kenneth Smith. Beaver Falls, PA: 1977 (CRC missions library)
  • Lay Workers in Evangelism and the Office of Evangelist: A Collation of Study Reports, Overtures and Synodical Decisions, 1914-1982. Christian Reformed Church; Richard De Ridder. Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Theological Seminary, 1982 (from CRC missions library).
  • The Christians of Korea. Samuel H. Moffett. New York: Friendship Press, 1962.
  • The Emergence of a Mexican Church: The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of Mexico. James Erskine. Mitchell. South Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library, 1970 1982 (from CRC missions library).
  • The Church as Evangelist. George E. (George Edgar) Sweazey, 1905-1992. San Francisco: Harper & Row, c1978. (from CRC missions library)
  • New Wine and Old Wine Skins: The Christian Reformed Church’s Evangelism Through Church Growth Eyes. John Van Schepen. Salem, OR: Printmaster, 1989 (from CRC missions library).
  • Grace in the Gulf: The Autobiography of Jeanette Boersma, Missionary Nurse in Iraq and the Sultanate of Oman. Jeanette Boersma; David. De Groot. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, c1991 (The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America) vol. 20
  • Protestant Church Growth in Korea. John T. Kim. Belleville, Ontario: Essence Publishing, c1996 (from CRC missions library)
  • Reaching and Teaching: A Call to Great Commission Obedience. Michael David Sills. Chicago: Moody Publishers, c2010 (from CRC missions library)
  • Reformed Mission in Southern Africa: The Way Forward. David J. Engelsma; Rob Van der Kooy; Naas Ferreira. Pretoria: GKSA Evangelisation Publications Fund, 2022.
  • God Shines Forth: How the Nature of God Shapes and Drives the Mission of the Church. Daniel Hames.; Michael Reeves Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2022 (Union).
  • Reactivity: How the Gospel Transforms Our Actions and Reactions. Paul David Tripp. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2022.

    Practical Theology (2) – Church Government/Leadership, Counseling, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching, Sermons, Worship
  • The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium. Glenn T. Miller. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1997.
  • The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy. Paul F. Bradshaw. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • A History of Contemporary Praise & Worship: Understanding the Ideas That Reshaped the Protestant Church. Lester Ruth; Lim Swee Hong. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2021.
  • Meeting with God: A Study Guide to Abraham Kuyper’s Our Worship. Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920; Michael R. Kearney. Grandville, MI: Reformed Fellowship, 2021.
  • Een Geschiedenis van de Classis: Classicale Typen Tussen Idee en Werkelijkheid (1571-2004). Cornelis van den Broeke; Herman J. Selderhuis (series). Kampen: Kok, 2005. (Theologie en Geschiedenis).
  • The Flourishing Pastor: Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd Leadership. Tom Nelson; Chris Brooks. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2021.
  • Beauty and Power of Biblical Exposition: Preaching the Literary Artistry and Genres of the Bible. Douglas Sean O’Donnell; Leland Ryken. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2022.
  • In Service to the Church: Essays in Honor of Dr. Robert Paul Martin. Geoffrey Thomas; Robert P. Martin; Lamar Martin; Brian Borgman. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2020.
  • Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church. Michael J. Kruger. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022.
  • Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling: An Integrative Paradigm. Mark R. McMinn. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, c2008.

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

  • Faith and Science in a Skeptical Age. Jesse Yow. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2014.
  • A World of Difference: Putting Christian Truth-Claims to the Worldview Test. Kenneth R. Samples. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, c2007.
  • Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life. David C. Innes; Carl R. Trueman. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2019.
  • Political Revolution in the Reformed Tradition: A Historical and Biblical Critique. Samuel E. Waldron. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2022.

    Denominational Resources
  • 2021 Directory of the United Reformed Churches in North America
  • A Ministerial Register of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936-2021. Hank L. Belfield, Stated Clerk; Linda Foh. Willow Grove, PA: Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2021.

  • Who’s Who in Christianity. Lavinia. Cohn-Sherbok. London; New York: Routledge, 1998.
  • The Seminary Student Writes. Deborah. Core. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, c2000.
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