Christian Dogmatics by Francis Pieper

Reading Plan

Francis Pieper, “Christian Dogmatics” 75 Day Reading Plan.

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Reading Plan with Dates

Date Reading Assignment
18 May 2020 Our Position – The Sources of the Two Existing Religions 3-21
19 May 2020 The Cause of the Divisions – Christian Theology 21-45
20 May 2020 Theology as Aptitude – Theology as Doctrine 46-76
21 May 2020 Law and Gospel – Open Questions and Theological Problems 76-96
22 May 2020 The Church and Its Dogmas – Theology and Science 96-110
23 May 2020 Theology and Certainty – Theology and Doctrinal Liberty 110-138
24 May 2020 Theology and System 138-149
25 May 2020 Theology and Method – The Attainment of Theological Aptitude 149-190
26 May 2020 Holy Scripture the Only Source and Norm of Christian Doctrine 193-213
27 May 2020 Holy Scripture Identical With God’s Word – Verbal Inspiration 213-228
28 May 2020 The Relation of Holy Ghost to the Holy Writers 228-232
29 May 2020 Objections to the Doctrine of Inspiration 232-265
30 May 2020 History of the Doctrine of Inspiration – Luther and Inspiration 265-298
31 May 2020 Modern Theology Denies Inspiration – Consequences of Denial 298-306
01 Jun 2020 Properties of Holy Scripture – Perspicuity 307-329
02 Jun 2020 Witness of History for Scripture – Original Text of Holy Scripture 330-349
03 Jun 2020 Use of Scripture in Controversies – Natural Knowledge of God 349-376
04 Jun 2020 Christian Knowledge of God – Trinity in the Old Testament 376-397
05 Jun 2020 The Trinity and Human Reason 398-405
06 Jun 2020 Ecclesiastical Terminology – Divine Essence & Divine Attributes 406-434
07 Jun 2020 Classifications of Divine Attributes – Positive Attributes 434-463
08 Jun 2020 The Record of Creation – Divine Providence & Free Will 467-494
09 Jun 2020 Existence of Angels – What Constituted the Image of God 497-518
10 Jun 2020 Image of God in the Proper Sense – Definition of Original Sin 518-543
11 Jun 2020 Effect of Hereditary Corruption – Classification of Actual Sins 543-577
12 Jun 2020 The Necessity of Grace – Attributes of Saving Grace 3-34
13 Jun 2020 Regarding the Divine Will of Grace – Concluding Remarks 34-52
14 Jun 2020 Importance & Division of the Doctrine – Christ Sinlessness 55-79
15 Jun 2020 Impersonality of Christ’s Human Nature – The Personal Union 79-103
16 Jun 2020 The Personal Union and the Christological Theories of Modern Theology 103-118
17 Jun 2020 The Communion of Natures – More Completely Described 118-129
18 Jun 2020 The Communion of Attributes – Abstract Terms in the First Genus 129-152
19 Jun 2020 Second Genus – Communicated Omniscience 152-166
20 Jun 2020 Communicated Omnipresence 166-214
21 Jun 2020 Communicated Divine Honor 215-224
22 Jun 2020 Second Genus Divine Attributes – Attributed to Human Nature 224-243
23 Jun 2020 Third Genus Attributes – Critique of Reformed Christology 243-279
24 Jun 2020 States of Christ – Terminology of Humiliation & Exaltation 280-305
25 Jun 2020 Stages of Humiliation & Exaltation – Christ’s Second Advent 305-330
26 Jun 2020 Doctrine of Christ’s Office – Objective & Subjective Reconciliation 330-351
27 Jun 2020 Objections of Vicarious Satisfaction – The Intercession of Christ 351-382
28 Jun 2020 Sacerdotal Office of Christ – False Teaching of Christ’s Kingly Office 382-394
29 Jun 2020 Preliminary Survey 397-419
30 Jun 2020 Doctrine Pertaining to the “Ordo Salutis” – Faith in Justification 419-443
01 Jul 2020 Saving Faith is “Fides Directa” – Meaning of the Term “Faith” 443-452
02 Jul 2020 Conversion – Re-Conversion 452-471
03 Jul 2020 Objections to Monergism in Conversion – Synonyms of Conversion 471-503
04 Jul 2020 Justification by Faith – Denial of Justification by Faith 503-522
05 Jul 2020 Terminology Employed in Presenting This Doctrine 522-541
06 Jul 2020 Justification on the Basis of Works – Modern Theology on Justification 541-557
07 Jul 2020 Sanctification Defined – Necessity of Sanctification & Good Works 3-30
08 Jul 2020 The Imperfection of Sanctification – The Quantity of Good Works 30-52
09 Jul 2020 The Reward of Good Works – Christian Life & Hope of Eternal Life 52-86
10 Jul 2020 Calvinistic Doctrine, Perseverance – Synergistic Doctrine, Perseverance 89-100
11 Jul 2020 The Means of Grace – Means of Grace According to “Enthusiasts” 103-131
12 Jul 2020 Means of Grace in Personal Life – Importance of the Means of Grace 131-142
13 Jul 2020 Reformed Teaching of the Means of Grace – 142-183
14 Jul 2020 Means of Grace and Medieval Teaching – Means of Grace & Prayer 183-219
15 Jul 2020 Law and Gospel – The Chief Confounders of Law and Gospel 220-252
16 Jul 2020 Holy Baptism – Baptism a True Means of Grace 253-275
17 Jul 2020 The Use of Baptism – The Baptism of John the Baptist 275-289
18 Jul 2020 The Lord’s Supper – The Scripture Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper 290-336
19 Jul 2020 Various Doctrines of Lord’s Supper – Elements in the Lord’s Supper 337-364
20 Jul 2020 What Constitutes the Lord’s Supper – Necessity of the Lord’s Supper 365-393
21 Jul 2020 The Church Universal – False Doctrines Concerning the Church 397-408
22 Jul 2020 Attributes of Christian Church – How the Church is Founded & Formed 408-418
23 Jul 2020 Nature of the Local Church – The Representative Church 419-435
24 Jul 2020 The Public Ministry – The Necessity of the Public Ministry 439-450
25 Jul 2020 The Call into the Public Ministry – Ministry of the Highest Office 450-462
26 Jul 2020 The Antichrist 462-469
27 Jul 2020 The Nature of Election – Being Sure of One’s Election 473-485
28 Jul 2020 Relation of Faith to the Election of Grace – Error in Election 485-503
29 Jul 2020 Eschatology, or the Last Things – Second Advent of Christ 507-534
30 Jul 2020 The Resurrection of the Dead – The Final Judgment 534-542
31 Jul 2020 The End of the World – Eternal Life 542-555

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