One of the great systematic theologies in the modern era is now available in a new edition:
- Completely retypeset.
- First one-volume edition (3 vols. in 1)
- All Latin, French, and German quotations are translated, for the first time, by the editor
- New introduction by the editor
- Notes and subheads provided by the editor
- Two glossaries, theological terms and theologians, by the editor
- New, comprehensive index
Shedd divided Dogmatic Theology into seven parts:
- Theological Introduction
Published originally in 1888–1894, Dogmatic Theology was reprinted twice in the twentieth century, most recently in 1980.
William G. T. Shedd (1820–1894) was a professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York for twenty-eight years. An eminent theologian of his era, he wrote both doctrinal and pastoral works.
“Reading Shedd is like discovering a family heirloom in the attic. By making him available again to a wide audience, the editor, Alan Gomes, has rendered a great service. Gomes has actually improved Shedd’s classic by taking material from the third somewhat ‘miscellaneous’ volume and inserting it into the body of the work. Many other helps (viz., glossaries, clear notations, illuminating editorial comments) make this the best edition of this work. If the questions of the authority of Scripture, God’s omniscience and omnipotence, human helplessness, the substitutionary atonement, justification, the scope of salvation, and the doctrine of endless punishment are as fiercely contested in our day as in Shedd’s, we will find Dogmatic Theology as relevant as ever.” — Michael S. Horton, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
“The reissuing of Shedd’s Dogmatic Theology occasions pure joy for all who are devoted to biblically sound and historically alert theology. Here they will encounter an energetic and well-stocked mind laboring diligently to perceive the truths of Scripture, chart their interrelations, and follow their implications through high and reasoned speculation. Alan Gomes’s introduction—itself an inviting invitation to the delights of historical and systematic theology—identifies not only the peculiar strengths of Shedd’s work, but also ways it can correct many errors of more recent theology. The English translations of Shedd’s many untranslated quotations enhance the work’s accessibility, as do the glossaries, which by themselves may instruct readers in theological terminology and biography alike. An eminently useful publication and a significant service to the church.” — E. Calvin Beisner, Knox Theological Seminary
“Since its publication more than one hundred years ago, Shedd’s Dogmatic Theologyhas held a place of honor among the magisterial theological works of the Christian faith. God has always provided his church with good biblical theology for its nourishment and protection. This blessed provision continues in this new edition of Shedd’s classic work. The well-conceived enhancements provided by Alan Gomes greatly enrich the usefulness of this work over the previous edition, opening it up to all thoughtful readers.” — Robert L. Saucy, Talbot School of Theology