This month Baker Academic will be releasing Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic edited by Michael Allen and Scott Swain. By any measure this will be a standard reference for a long time. Consider these contributors and their topics:

1. Knowledge of God  Michael Allen
2. Holy Scripture  Kevin J. Vanhoozer
3. Divine Attributes  Michael Allen
4. Divine Trinity  Scott R. Swain
5. Covenant of Redemption  Scott R. Swain
6. Creation out of Nothing  John Webster
7. Providence  John Webster
8. Anthropology  Kelly M. Kapic
9. Sin  Oliver D. Crisp
10. Incarnation  Daniel J. Treier
11. The Work of Christ Accomplished  Donald Macleod
12. The Work of Christ Applied  Richard Gaffin
13. The Law of God and Christian Ethics  Paul T. Nimmo
14. The Church  Michael Horton
15. Sacraments  Todd Billings
16. Kingdom of God  Michael Horton

Ivor Davidson on the University of St. Andrews describes this list as “some of the sharpest minds in the contemporary business.” Students will certainly want to own this volume. Pastors will be richly rewarded with some of the most cutting edge thinking on these topics set within an ecumenical context.

Christian Dogmatics will be a paperback with 416 pages and sell for $36.99.

Michael Allen (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of systematic and historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is the author of several books, including Reformed Catholicity (coauthored with Scott R. Swain), Justification and the Gospel, Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: An Introduction and Reader, Reformed Theology, and The Christ’s Faith: A Dogmatic Account. He also serves as book review editor for the International Journal of Systematic Theology.

Scott R. Swain (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of systematic theology and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is the author of several books, including Reformed Catholicity (coauthored with Michael Allen), The God of the Gospel: Robert Jenson’s Trinitarian Theology and Trinity, Revelation, and Reading: A Theological Introduction to the Bible and Its Interpretation.

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