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Product Details

  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar (April 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1117948846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1117948843
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,131,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Augustus Hopkins Strong (1836-1921) was one of the most influential theologians and church leaders in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. From 1872 until 1912 Strong served as president and professor of theology at the Rochester Theological Seminary in Rochester, New York. Among Northern Baptists he earned profound respect and exercised wide influence. As the Northern Baptist Convention began to polarize into liberal and fundamentalist factions after 1910, Strong sought to unify them on a platform of traditional doctrinal affirmations and modern scholarship. He persuaded John D. Rockefeller to underwrite a great Baptist university, which resulted in the establishment of the University of Chicago. But Systematic Theology was Strong's most influential legacy.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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I have read Strong's Theology, and it is indeed a great book.
Dr. C. Satterwhite
Very clear print and although from a previous age his writing and theology are helpful, biblical and in this format accesible!
Rev. John A. Simpson
It clicks for me to read - although the book was published over 100 years ago.
A. Thomas

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sam M. Tannenbaum VINE VOICE on August 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Strong's is heavy reading, but it's so thoughtful and thorough that it's still very pleasurable. More importantly, it is (as another reviewer mentioned) possibly the finest and most concise protestant systematic theology available - especially in a one-volume format (originally three volumes, the typeset is pretty small, so beware). I like to refer to this when reading other theologies, like Finney and Geisler, because Strong follows such an effective and logical outline.

Some of this might seem outdated, because it was written a century ago, and the sections where he deals with science, etc. obviously can't consider current science. However, many of the conclusions he arrives at are similar to ones modern theology has considered (which will no doubt result in some criticism from the anti-God crowd, who will doubtlessly criticize us for deferring to hundred-year-old scholarship, even though the crux of their anti-God 'science' is based on hundred-and-fifty year old theories). Also, Strong doesn't do enough to respond to modern scholarship criticism of the bible - but again, much of that scholarship was in its relative infancy when Strong was alive, so this isn't his fault; it's just helpful for potential readers of Strong's to know, so they can complement this with newer apologetics on that topic.

All said, however, I love this work, which is both scholarly and devotional, and I think it will bolster the faith AND apologetic/evangelistic acumen of anyone who devotes the time and effort necessary to reading it. Highly recommended.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By "justanotherchristian" on August 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I do not agree with Mr. Strong on every matter, especially when it comes to eschatology (which he more or less avoids) - but I have been consulting Strong's Systematic Theology for 25 years, and am not done with it, yet. No where else will you find such a sweeping panorama of ALL the significant theological positions that have become the Protestant Religions so tightly and succinctly arranged and displayed. Mr. Strong gives "time and space" to those he disagrees with within the volume, and presents the best of their arguments. He seems willing to give credit where credit is due, but he does not compromise his own position at any time. There is a terrific appendix of subjects and persons, a complete list of scriptures used and where. As was said by a previous reviewer - this is HEAVY reading - but when you are done with a section, you know exactly what the issues are, what the issues are called (jargon), and who championed the various views. Arminians will NOT like this book. Mr. Strong did NOT like John Wesley - but then.... neither did I.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This 3-volume compendium is extremely heavy reading for the non-theological mind. However,it is nonetheless an indispesible tool for training one's mind for the intricate science of theology. One cannot be called theologically trained unless one is familiar with Strong. The only real drawback is that his contemporary applications are now archaic.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dr. C. Satterwhite on January 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I have read Strong's Theology, and it is indeed a great book. It is very fundamental, and covers all of the main theological issues in depth. If you are looking for a more Contemporary issue try Erickson's Theology.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Baruch Maoz on May 22, 2013
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I know, it's dated, but the truths is proclaims are not. Moderately Reformed, baptistic, well argued, easy to navigate, thorough, thoughtful and biblical. It has been my favorite (after Calvin's Institutes) for 40 years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marner Musings on June 6, 2014
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This is a huge reference book, which was required reading in my day. Without the distractions of television, social media, et al, scholars of this era seem to bring more to the table. But, in hard copy (which I still possess) not only were the concepts complex and difficult ... so was the incredibly small text. Without the incentive of "the first degree," few would have bothered completing the task at all.

Amazon not only made this ridiculously affordable, but eBooks like my Kindle mean you have the freedom to "enlarge" upon reading the small print. Now the only exercise that remains is intellectual. The only thing that is missing from the hardcopy is the ability to say you have read it cover to cover ... without once glancing at a single page. (This is not a "wish list" item Amazon, I'm perfectly satisfied just to have the front cover.)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David C. Johnson on January 2, 2013
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It is good to be able to search. No page numbers makes citations impossible and something about the subject matter and electronic media does not just work.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Sullivan on June 22, 2013
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Though I am glad to have this text, it appears by the numbers that cross reference to the Scriptures that this text was taken
right off of the CD called, "Essential Christian Library" from Ages Library and Software - which publisher no longer exists. Though some of
the CDs are still available. http://www.discountbible.com/bible-study-software/age.html
I have this same CD. I could have made this kindle document myself. But, I suppose if you offer it for 2 bucks, no one can get too upset.
Since you are offering us the contents of this CD, please give us the complete set of R L Dabney's Discussions and W G T Shedd's Dogmatic
Theology.
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