|Dr. Couch, I have been reading your book The Fundamentals for the 21st Century and my heart has been warmed. What other systematic theologies do you recommend?|
ANSWER: I have all of the Reformed systematic theologies and appreciate them except when they get onto eschatology, then I gag! They are into allegory and Covenant Theology that even Berkhof and Hodge admits is not in the Bible. But apart from eschatology they are good: Berkhof, Hodge, Strong, Reymond, Shedd, Calvin, Gill.
But the best to pull the entire Bible together would be Lewis S. Chafer's Systematic Theology, and Ryrie's Basic Bible, Theissen's Lectures in Systematic Theology, Paul Enns Moody Handbook of Theology. These would be consistent in literal hermeneutics, no allegory, premillennial, dispensational.
Thanks for asking.
Mal Couch, Ph.D., Th.D.