Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Best contemporary Reformed systematic theologian?

I've just created a new poll (right-hand side bar, below my profile). Who is your favourite contemporary Reformed systematic theologian? Is it....
Cast your vote in the poll and explain your decision in the comments below.

10 comments:

Andrew and Carolyn said...

I've opted for Robert L. Reymond. His works embody a clarity and thoroughness which is fairly peerless. His logical lucidity and Scriptural self-conciousness are refreshing - even if I don't find him convincing on baptism or elements of church government.

For me Grudem comes a very close second, but I'm still thrown badly by his pneumatology.

Great idea for a poll btw.

David said...

Can I get John Webster, please? :)

David Reimer

Exiled Preacher said...

Reymond would not be my top choice, Andrew. But that's blogmocracy.

David,

I've limited the poll to some of the theologians that I've actually read. But I hope to get around to Webster sometime. I'll have to do a poll on "Best Barth-influenced theologians".

David said...

Until the "Best Barth-influenced theologians" arrives, then, I've ticked Sinclair Ferguson's button. (No secrets here!)

SHALOM, David.

Mike Aubrey said...

love linguistics

love theology

love the drama of doctrine

that's all there is to it.

michael jensen said...

no contest...

Vanoozie's me man.

Reformed Renegade said...

I'd have to go with Frame. He takes the most biblically balanced approach to systematic theology of any that I have read or studied.

Jon said...

John Webster for me too! Although he hasn't finished his systematic theology yet...

Exiled Preacher said...

Jon,

Could you recommend a book by Webster that might serve as an intro to his thought? Would his book on holiness be a good place to start? It's been on my wishlist for a while, but I've not got around to ordering it yet.

Martin Downes said...

And where is Henri Blocher?

Have you read his chapter (Agnus Victor" in the book edited Stackhouse? He takes Gustav Aulen to the woodshed.