Canon of Theologians

Inspired by Mark Dever's List of theologians to read in the course of 1 year.

January – Early church writings (1st-3rd centuries).
Recommended reading: Epistle of Dionysius, The Didache, Clement, The Martyrdom of Polycarp and the Penguin paperback, Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers.

February – Augustine (354-430).
Recommended: City of God and The Confessions (Henry Chadwick edition).

March – Martin Luther (1483-1546).
Recommended reading: Here I Stand. 95 Theses and Bondage of the Will, Here I Stand by Roland Bainton.

April – John Calvin (1509-1564).
Recommended: Sermons on the Ten Commandments, commentary on 1 Cor. 12-14, The Institutes of the Christian Religion and anything written by T.H.L. Parker.

May – Richard Baxter (1615-1691).
Recommended: The Reformed Pastor, The Godly Home

June – John Owen (1616-1683) and John Bunyan (1628-1688).
Recommended: The Death of of Death. Owen volumes by Kris Lundgaard (The Enemy Within and Through the Looking Glass) and those by Kapic and Taylor (Overcoming Sin and Temptation).
Recommended: Saint’s Knowledge of Christ’s Love, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (autobiographical) and The Pilgrim’s Progress.

July – Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758).
Recommended: The Excellency of Christ, Farewell Sermon, Sermon, The Nakedness of Job, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.

August – C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892).
Recommended: Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon, Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

September – Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Recommended: Training in Christianity

October – Martin Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981).
Recommended: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, Preaching and Preachers, Spiritual Depression and his biography by Iain Murray.

November – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) and Carl F.H. Henry (1913-2003).
Recommended: Screwtape Letters, Chronicles of Narnia, Recovering Classic Evangelicalism: Applying the Wisdom and Vision of Carl F. H. Henry

December – John Stott, J.I. Packer, R.C. Sproul and John Piper, Carl Trueman
Recommended: Basic Christian, The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor, Grounded in the Gospel, Desiring God, The Creedal Imperative
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Lobstergirl Do you want the list limited to those theologians, then?


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