Annotated Bibliography -- By: Anonymous
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Barth, Markus. Justification. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1971. This little out-of-print exegetical work is of modest value.
Berkouwer, G. C. Faith and Justification. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1954. Berkouwer’s works are highly recommended, especially those which were written earlier before some of his alterations on the authority of Scripture. Readable theology which is extremely profitable on this subject.
Berkouwer, G. C. David H. Freeman, translator. The Conflict with Rome. Philadelphia: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1958. One of his best. A helpful work regarding justification.
Boehl, Edward. The Reformed Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1946. Boehl, a German Lutheran scholar born in 1836, gave the church a wonderful treasure in this out-of-print volume. Find a copy if possible.
Braaten, Carl E. Justification: The Article by Which the Church Stands or Falls. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990. Braaten assesses Luther’s view of justification and its subsequent interpretations by Calvin, Ritschl, Harnack, Tillich and Barth. He also critiques the modern ecumenical discussions regarding this doctrine.
*Buchanan, James. The Doctrine of Justification. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977. This classic was first published in 1867. It is still the best orthodox treatment on the subject available for serious pastors and lay readers. Read it, study it, teach it!
*Calvin, John. J. T. McNeill, editor, and Ford Lewis Battles, translator. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1960. Calvin’s chapters on justification are about as good as it gets. Read them and then read them again.
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Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent: Original Text with English Translation. H. J. Schroeder, translator. London: Herder, 1941.
*Carson, D. A., editor. Right With God: Justification in the Bible and the World. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1992. This volume of essays was produced through the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Fellowship. It is one of the best modern scholarly treatments of the important issues.
Chemnitz, Martin (J. A. O. Preus, translator.) Justification: The Chief Article of Christian Doctrine as Expounded in Loci Theologici. St. Louis: Concordia, 1985. Chemnitz lectured on Melanchthon’s Loci communes regularly, and provides in this vital work one of the finest Reformation defenses of “the chief article.”
Dantine, Wilhelm. Justification of the Ungodly. St. Louis: Concordia, 196...
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