Warfield, Benjamin B.
This comprehensive study is broken up into two major sections: the Person of Christ and the work of Christ as Redeemer. In this volume Warfield considers, against liberalism, the Jesus of Paul's writings, the humiliation of Christ, the two natures in Christ, an extended examination of the atonement, and more. Warfield was known for his clarity as well as his thorough and definitive arguments. This volume is a great treasure for the Church today, as the Person and the Work of Christ is continually being assailed from within and without.
Table of Contents:
Part One: The Person of Christ
1. The Historical Christ
2. The Person of Christ According to the New Testament
3. The Christ That Paul Preached
4. The Emotional Life of Our Lord
5. Jesus’ Alleged Confession of Sin
6. The Humanitarian Christ
7. The ‘Two Natures’ and Recent Christological Speculation
8. Christless Christianity
Part Two: The Work of Christ as Redeemer
9. Redeemer and Redemption
10. The Chief Theories of the Atonement
11. Modern Theories of the Atonement
12. Christ Our Sacrifice
13. The New Testament Terminology of Redemption
14. The Essence of Christianity and the Cross of Christ
1. The Risen Jesus (1 Tim. 2:8)
2. The Saving Christ (1 Tim. 1:15)
3. Imitating the Incarnation (Phil. 2:5-8)
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1887–1921) was professor of didactic and polemic theology in the Theological Seminary of Princeton, New Jersey. He was a pastor, biblical scholar, and eminent theologian.
"When B.B. Warfield died eighty years ago, in 1921, J Gresham Machen, his Princeton colleague, commented that old Princeton had indeed passed away with him. It is arguable that this was not much of an exaggeration, such was the stature of a man whose scholarship had been recognised in the award of an honorary degree from the University of Utrecht, who had been on personal terms with such luminaries as Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck, and whose writings, at both popular and academic levels, had influenced a generation of Christians in the church and in the academy. Yet, it is true to say that Warfield is little known today outside of the narrow confines of the evangelical world, that his piety is appreciated far more than his scholarship is understood, and that his wide-ranging theological contributions are not appreciated even by those for whom he symbolises theological orthodoxy." - Carl Trueman