Louis Berkhof


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in The United States
January 01, 1873

Died
January 01, 1957

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Louis Berkhof (1873–1957) was a Reformed theologian best known for his Systematic Theology (1932). He taught for almost four decades at Calvin Theological Seminary and served as its president from 1931–1944. In his work on systematic theology Berkhof followed in the line of John Calvin and embraced the development of Reformed theology by the Dutch theologians Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck.

Selected publications:

Systematic Theology. Eerdmans, 1932; New Combined Edition, 1996.

The History of Christian Doctrines. Baker, 1978; Banner of Truth, revised, 1996.

Principles of Biblical Interpretation. Baker Academic, 1981; republished, 1994.

A Summary of Christian Doctrine. Eerdmans, 1939; Banner of Truth, 1960.

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Systematic Theology

4.16 avg rating — 3,417 ratings — published 1939 — 29 editions
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Summary of Christian Doctrine

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Principles of Biblical Inte...

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Manual of Christian Doctrine

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The History of Christian Do...

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Foundations of Christian Ed...

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Introduction to Systematic ...

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The Assurance of Faith

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“Strictly speaking, it is the Word as it is preached in the name of God and in virtue of a divine commission, that is considered as a means of grace in the technical sense of the word, alongside of the sacraments which are administered in the name of God.”
Louis Berkhof, Systematic Theology

“The covenant of works
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grace rests on the obedience of Christ as Mediator, which is absolute and certain.”
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“It is quite evident that the Being of God does not admit of any scientific definition.”
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