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 a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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