A BODY OF DIVINITY: The Sum and Substance of Christian Religion (Hardcover)
By James Ussher
Archbishop James Ussher (1581-1656), author of the newly reprinted "Annals of the World," wrote his “Body of Divinity” in a way that would make it useful to the family. Long out of print, this edition is newly typeset and is a smyth-sewn hardcover volume with a full-color dust jacket that will endure for generations. A new introduction by Dr. Crawford Gribben and a complete bibliography on Ussher make this the most valuable edition ever produced.
The treatise is divided into 250 sections, including titles such as
•“Christian religion, and the grounds thereof; God’s word contained in the Scriptures.”(1 Pet. 1:19, 21; 2 Tim. 3:15,16,17)
•“Of God and his attributes, perfection, wisdom, and omnipotency.”(1 Tim. 1:17; Ps. 147:5)
•“Of God’s goodness and justice, and the persons of the Trinity.”(Ex. 34:6,7; 1 Jn. 5:7)
•“Of God’s Kingdom, and the creation of all things.”(1 Ch. 29:11,12; Ps. 145:10,11,12
•“Of the creation of Man in particular, and the image of God according to which he was made.”(Acts 17:24; Gen. 1:26,27)
James Ussher (1581-1656) was one of the greatest Reformed evangelicals of the 17th century. At an early age he rose to high academic and episcopal office. In his twenties he became a professor of divinity at Trinity College Dublin. By the time he reached his forties he was the protestant Archbishop of Armagh.
This tireless Christian scholar completed 17 works, not including “The Body of Divinity” and “Immanuel.” His Biblical scholarship is outstanding and an inspiration to stay committed to the truth of Scripture.
This detailed summary of the Reformed Christian faith is perfect for anyone who wants to enter more deeply into the study and understanding of Scripture.
Hear what people are saying about this collector's edition:
"Raised in a Bible-believing Calvinistic environment, Dr. Ussher soaked himself in the Holy Scriptures without ceasing. He also read the Early Church Fathers – systematically, every day, for eighteen years. Head of Ireland's foremost Theological Faculty, Ussher was internationally the greatest Anglican antiquarian and theologian of his age – if not of all time." - Dr. Francis Nigel Lee, Professor-Emeritus of the Queensland Presbyterian Theological College
"Among those volumes that are most useful for understanding British Reformed theology of the 17th century and especially that of the Westminster Assembly few are as valuable and therefore welcome in republication as Ussher's Body of Divinity." - R. Scott Clark, D.Phil., Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary California
"Archbishop James Ussher (1581-1656) was a leader par excellence among the Irish Puritans. His colorful history is inseparable from that of Irish Christianity and from major events transpiring simultaneously in England and Scotland. Ussher's range of achievements are outstanding, including ancient languages, patristics, ancient and Irish history, theology, and chronology. Though he is best known for his biblical chronology, I believe that his Body of Divinity is his most valuable legacy. This volume, long overdue to be reprinted, was once regarded as a classic in the field of Reformed systematic theology and deserves to be so regarded again. Here is pristine Irish Puritan theology, presented to us in a captivating question and answer format." - Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Mich.
•Hardcover: 488 pages
•Publisher: Solid Ground Christian Books (June 12, 2007)
•Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.6 x 1 inches
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