Summary of Christian Doctrine

by Louis Berkhof

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Berkhof’s Summary of Christian Doctrine is a very concise version of his 1932 magnum opus, Systematic Theology. Berkhof’s theological views do not differ significantly from that of earlier Reformed theologians such as Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck, but his skilled summaries have proven very useful for teaching and instruction, particularly to young people and those beginning a deeper study of the Reformed tradition.

Kathleen O'Bannon
CCEL Staff
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Louis Berkhof
Born: 1873
Died: 1957
Related topics: Atonement, Berkhof, Louis,--1873-1957, Bible, Calvinism, Controversial literature
Basic information: Louis Berkhof (1873 – 1957) was a Reformed systematic theologian whose written works have been influential in seminaries and Bible colleges in the United States and Canada and with individual Christians in general throughout the 20th century.
Popular works: Introduction to the New Testament, Summary of Christian Doctrine, Systematic Theology