Samuel Hopkins studied under Jonathan Edwards, and became his official biographer as well as the executor of his papers. Greatly influenced
by Edwards's thought, Hopkins took it upon himself to further elaborate on his mentor's views. The System of Doctrines outlines
Hopkins's (and, by extension, Edwards's) systematic theology. This two-volume work lays out the basic tenets of the 'New Divinity' system
of theology, a modified form of traditional Calvinism especially prominent in 18th century New England. This first volume discusses divine
revelation, the nature of God, divine providence, and the role of Christ as Redeemer.