theology April 2, 2019 BEST 3 theology books you’ve ever read Posted by in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post PentecostalTheology .com Previous articlePentecostalism accepts the Athanasian Creed Next articlePIGS in the PARLOR: Practical Guide to Deliverance 44 Comments Reply April 2, 2019 Varnel Watson according to PEW majority of preachers have not read a single book in the past year Michael Ellis Carter Jr. Reply April 2, 2019 Michael Ellis Carter Jr. Troy Day and that’s a shame Reply April 2, 2019 RichardAnna Boyce Charles Bing and Jodie Dillow books Reply April 3, 2019 Henry Milligan Charles Finney Reply April 3, 2019 Varnel Watson so no systematic theology book thus far? Reply April 3, 2019 RichardAnna Boyce Lewis Sperry Chafer (Systematic Theology, completed 1947) Reply April 3, 2019 Varnel Watson wow Chafer 🙂 lots in theology since him Reply April 3, 2019 RichardAnna Boyce none better as his Free Grace will be Jesus’s book in Millennium hehehe Reply April 3, 2019 John Duncan The Nature of the Atonment Reply April 3, 2019 Greg Baldwin Wayne Grudem Systematic Theology J Rodman Williams, Renewal Theology Reply April 3, 2019 Jerome Herrick Weymouth Greg Baldwin Both Calvinist! Reply April 3, 2019 Greg Baldwin Robert Shank, Elect in The Son and Life in the Son Reply April 3, 2019 Greg Baldwin Finis Dake, God’s Plan for Man Reply April 3, 2019 Varnel Watson speaking of systematic theology alone I would go with Erickson Horton Grudem Reply April 3, 2019 Jerome Herrick Weymouth Gruden is a spirit-filled Calvinist! ( Is there such a person!) Reply April 5, 2019 Brian Roden Some have observed that it is through the Charismatic Calvinists that Reformed soteriology/TULIP is making inroads into classicaly Arminian Pentecostal groups. We like their defense of the continuation of the gifts, so we start using their material as textbooks. But unless we specifically point out where the disagreements are (soteriology, women in ministry leadership, etc.), their views start taking hold among those who consume their writings indiscriminately. I was just talking with a fellow minister at a district function yesterday who said a young man from his church had gone full TULIP and enrolled in Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (where the seminary president is Jason K. Allen, a protege of Albert Mohler from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) Reply April 5, 2019 Greg Baldwin Brian Roden Many years ago a great Holiness preacher sat me down and explained books to me. Very simple but true. Use them like eating fish. Throw away the bone. It is sad if someone ( young novice) let’s say doesn’t know the difference The preacher who took time with me was Mike Roberts from Richlands VA Reply April 5, 2019 Brian Roden Greg Baldwin At least he used the proper meat and bones illustration. I too often hear it where people are talking like it’s steak or pork chops — super easy to tell the difference. Separating fish meat from bones takes training and skill — which is why when I was little, my mother would pick through my Ma-ma’s fried catfish for me, mashing the meat up to make sure the bones were extracted before she put the plate in front of me. Discernment doesn’t just happen; it has to be honed. Reply April 3, 2019 Jerome Herrick Weymouth Foundations of Pentecostal Theology and Stanley Horton’s Systematic Theology. Reply April 3, 2019 Greg Baldwin Jerome Herrick Weymouth I have The Foundations of Pentecostal Theology I will use it a little more I may have been overlooking a treasure Reply April 3, 2019 Greg Baldwin Jerome Herrick Weymouth I have found Stanley Horton rather general and not very deep I sold his stuff in my 1st library but will add it to my current studies Reply April 3, 2019 Jerome Herrick Weymouth I have Bible soft and have both on my computer. I have in print the Full life Bible commentary by French Arlington and Roger Stonghart. I also got my Dake’s, Hayford’s Bible Handbook, and Jimmy Swaggert’s Expositors Study Bible. Reply April 4, 2019 Varnel Watson Horton is general but in a good way Reply April 5, 2019 Brian Roden Greg Baldwin The weakness of Dr. Horton’s volume was that it was an edited collection of chapters by multiple scholars. It didn’t cohere as well as a systematic theology written by one person (like Erickson, Grenz, or Grudem) or a pair/small team (Lewis and Demarest). Reply April 3, 2019 Jerome Herrick Weymouth Check out Arminians Society recommended books, plenty of good theologians and Arminian web sites. Reply April 3, 2019 Greg Baldwin Jerome Herrick Weymouth Thanks Reply April 5, 2019 Brian Roden http://www.evangelicalarminians.org Reply April 4, 2019 Louise Cummings Bible, Like a Mighty Army understand Parables , by Brian Cutshall Reply April 4, 2019 Johnny Baca Sr. The only book I read is the bible Reply April 4, 2019 Varnel Watson speaks volumes Michael Ellis Carter Jr. Reply April 4, 2019 Louise Cummings Johnny Baca Sr. You can’t beat that. Reply April 4, 2019 Varnel Watson hey Cecil Carpenter you should ask Greg Robinson about the 3 theological books they had them read @ Regent 🙂 Reply April 5, 2019 Greg Robinson Troy Day I was merely making an attempt at humor…. I did not read Erickson at Regent. We read a variety of Pentecostal/ Charismatic scholars. I’m not sure what’s required there now. Reply April 5, 2019 Varnel Watson pls tell us YOUR TOP 3 of that variety – I think Erickson should be pre-req for getting into any Bible college – like before NT 101 Reply April 4, 2019 Varnel Watson ok you are right one of them was Erickson not even Pentecostal per se 🙂 Reply April 4, 2019 Varnel Watson what are surprise it would be if someone connected reading of theology books with best TOP preachers out there 🙂 Michael Ellis Carter Jr. Reply April 4, 2019 Michael Ellis Carter Jr. Troy Day wouldn’t that be amazing but you know over in Pentecost to read anything beside the Bible is a sin Reply April 5, 2019 Varnel Watson they dont teach you that in seminary (I think) Reply April 4, 2019 Louise Cummings I never knew that. Reply April 5, 2019 Brian Roden I read so many as assignments for my MATS, plus others I picked up because of interest areas, it’s hard to name the top 3. So I’ll just go for some very influential ones. Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God by Gordon Fee The Transforming Power of Grace by Thomas Oden Salvation by Allegiance Alone by Matthew Bates Reply April 5, 2019 Varnel Watson Fee Oden good choices – what is MATS? Reply April 5, 2019 Brian Roden Troy Day Master of Arts in Theological Studies — 48 hour degree. Kind of the academic/research courses of an MDiv, but not the counseling/preaching type classes. Reply April 5, 2019 Varnel Watson I should have known Back in the day my MDiv ended being 120hrs incl CPE – like another BA almost In a basic comparison a MBA is just about 50hrs while 1 of my semesters I ended up 26 hrs incl Greek and Hebrew 🙂 Reply April 5, 2019 Varnel Watson FIRE from HEAVEN ? Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. 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