Sound Doctrine: A Brief Review of Systematic Theology – John Boruff

This is an outline of a book idea; for the cause of sound doctrine; use the Wesleyan Quadrilateral; 250 pages.

You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. –Titus 2:1

1. Scripture
2. God
3. Christ
4. Man
5. Salvation
6. The Holy Spirit
7. Spiritual Gifts
8. Church
9. Angels and Demons
10. The Last Things


Further Reading – Revival Theologians Only

Clarke, Adam. Christian Theology.

Dabney, R. L. Systematic Theology (inf. Ravenhill; Tomlinson’s In Light, p. 463)

Finney, Charles. Systematic Theology.

Grudem, Wayne. Systematic Theology (leading Third Wave theologian)

Hodge, A. A. Outlines of Theology. (Covenant Theologian, listed with Turretin, Owen)

Hodge, Charles. Systematic Theology (inf. Ravenhill; Tomlinson’s In Light, p. 463)

Owen, John. Biblical Theology. (Ravenhill admired Owen)

Packer, J. I. Concise Theology. (listed as a Covenant Theologian; Puritan scholar)

Shedd, William G. T. Dogmatic Theology (Tomlinson’s In Light, p. 463)

Turretin, Francis. Institutes of Elenctic Theology. (infl. Jonathan Edwards)

Wesley, John. Wesleyana.

chs. 6-7 – Dennis Bennett’s The Holy Spirit and You; Smith Wigglesworth’s Ever Increasing Faith; Donald Gee’s Concerning Spiritual Gifts; Howard Ervin’s Spirit Baptism and Healing; Augustin Poulain’s The Graces of Interior Prayer

ch. 8 – E. H. Broadbent’s The Pilgrim Church, chs. 8-13; Frank Bartleman’s Azusa Street; Charles Newbold’s The Harlot Church System; Frank Viola’s Pagan Christianity and Reimagining Church; John W. Kennedy’s The Torch of the Testimony; Gary Gilley’s This Little Church Went to Market.

ch. 10 – Robert Bolton’s The Four Last Things.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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