Annotated Bibliography -- By: John H. Armstrong
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Bavinck, Herman. The Doctrine of God. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1977. Bavinck (1854–1921), was professor at the Free University in Amsterdam. He offers a solid defense of classical theism which incorporates many good points related to God as Father.
Baxter, J. Sidlow. The God You Should Know. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1993. Baxter entertains some unusual ideas but always points the reader to Christ alone. Contains two excellent chapters on “The Fatherhood of God.”
Beisner, E. Calvin. God in Three Persons. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale, 1984. Deals mostly with the doctrine of the Trinity and thus includes some helpful material on God as Father.
*Bloesch, Donald G. God the Almighty. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1995. Volume Three in the ongoing magnum opus, “Christian Foundations.” This is contemporary theology at its very best. Bloesch, always sensitive to serious orthodoxy, avoids rationalism on the one hand, and process and innovative theologies on the other.
Bray, Gerald. The Doctrine of God. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993. This is the first volume in the series, “Contours of Christian Theology,” and is the best modern defense of classical theism written by an evangelical author.
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Bridges, Jerry. Trusting God. Colorado Springs, Colorado: NavPress, 1988. A simple, practical, helpful treatment that encourages us to trust God the almighty as a loving and faithful sovereign.
Charnock, Stephen. The Existence and Attributes of God. Minneapolis: Klock & Klock, 1977. The classic Puritan treatment of the doctrine of God. Massive in scope, and often excessively wordy, this volume has been used with great profit to encourage believers to rediscover the centrality of God.
Clark, Cordon H. The Trinity. Jefferson, Maryland: The Trinity Foundation, 1985. Clark, one of the leading evangelical rationalists of our time, defends the doctrine but relies too heavily upon philosophical arguments and so-called “logic.”
Erickson, Millard J. God in Three Persons. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker, 1995. A more helpful treatment of the doctrine than that of the aforementioned Gordon Clark. Erickson tackles the important questions regarding the Trinity and the relationship of the Father to both Son and Spirit.
Helm, Paul. The Providence of God. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1994. Another volume in the series “Contours of Christian Theology.” ...
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