Lewis Sperry ChaferKregel Publications / 1993 / HardcoverOur Price$179.995 out of 5 stars for Chafer's Systematic Theology 4 Volumes. View reviews of this product. 49 Reviews
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DHerson1971Kalamazoo, MIAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The best systematic theology texts available todaySeptember 7, 2012DHerson1971Kalamazoo, MIAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Chafer's Systematic Theology is, by far, the best and most accurate texts on doctrine. Purchase it today, right now!
IssaSÃ£o Paulo, BrazilAge: 18-24Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Conservative and thoroughDecember 23, 2010IssaSÃ£o Paulo, BrazilAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 2Meets Expectations: 5Eight volumes condensed in four supreme hardcover binding, lacking nothing upon aesthetics. Chafer is clearly orthodox and conservative concerning all of protestant doctrinal points, which positions, it is worth noting, are always sustained and supported by the Scriptures. He doesn't base his account on scholarship, which comes into play only sporadically and oftenly to serve as an example of some trend of thought.
Chafer employs Scripture's passages extensively, what makes the study rich and slow at the same time if one intends to check on every quote of the Bible. It is true that some of the passages evoked not always seems to corroborate to his point clearly, though always somewhat related to the issue, but that's the price one pays for fulfilling barely every page with intended Scripture's proof.
Conservative points of view are evident, as well as the criticism towards liberal theology, what grants that sometimes we have dogmatic assertions and scarce problematization on the question. Not always are we presented to the suposed "proofs" of the "enemy", only to their arguments, to which a steady refutation follows right away.
The volumes are definitely thorough, comprising every tradicional division of Systematic Theology and adding to it some new aspects the author finds proper to depict. Volume 8 is an index one, a tremendous aid for searching especific topics through the set. It should not surprise that there is an author index however lacking a systematized bibliography: that's due to the emphasis on biblical passages rather than scholarship authorities.
Curiously, it is a vast work though not properly deep. It brings lots of quotes from the Bible, but it is not the pourpose to discuss exegetically or hermeneutically some questions. To that, specific books are required, though a very good indication of the problem is offered in Chafer's presentation.
It is a recommended work, worthy of high complements and, naturally, some critics also.
Gary Vickery5 Stars Out Of 5July 25, 2010Gary VickeryThis is something every CHRISTIAN should read and know. BIBLE doctrine is not taught in CHURCHES anymore . This is why CHRISTIANITY and our county is in shambles.what a shame.
Wesley W Whitehead5 Stars Out Of 5May 6, 2010Wesley W WhiteheadWhat an AWESOME set of volumes! I am currently reading through Vol 1 and I am blown away at the depth of thought that was put into this systematic theology. I have also referenced some topics of interest in the other volumes and they too have been equally impressive. If you want a true understanding of scriptural truths that haven't been corrupted by modern liberal apostate theologians belonging to the church of laodicea then this set of works is for you. Well worth the price!
David Raby5 Stars Out Of 5April 2, 2010David RabyExcellent material and a 'must have' for every serious student of the scriptures. I will be purchasing another set for a close friend.