Biography Source: calvin. He was born in in Emmen, Drenthe in the Netherlands and moved with his family to Grand Rapids, Michigan in , when still a child. Two years later he attended Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned his B. In he joined the faculty of Calvin Theological Seminary and taught there for almost four decades. For the first 20 years he taught Biblical Studies until in he moved into the systematic theology department.
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It is reliable, balanced, concise. While free of lots of technical excusions, Berkhof was very well versed in the broader theological discussions, both classical and contemporary. As Dutch Reformed, he is more Kuyperian and less rationalist than most Anglo-American reformed theologians who preceded him. Still great for an elder training course, or for a college student preparing for seminary. For something a little older and longer, A. Hodge, Outlines of Theology. It was not intended to be an entire systematic theology the author wrote one of those too ; rather it is a brief overview of the basics of the Reformed faith.
Professor Berkhof was a Dutch-Reformed Protestant and lacks the warmth of an English Puritan but the volume makes up for the lack of warmth with precision. This is a great introduction to theology. It covers a lot of ground in small space and gives the reader lots of Scripture to look up and chew on. This would be a good book to use for officer training, to provide a theological foundation.
Similar books include Concise Theology by J.
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