Lewis Sperry Chafer (February 27, – August 22, ) was an American theologian. . Chafer’s Systematic Theology is a standard dispensational systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Lewis Sperry Chafer wrote, ” These. The appearance of the eight-volume work in Systematic Theology by President Lewis Sperry Chafer of Dallas Theological Seminary is without question an. Lewis Sperry Chafer’s complete and unabridged Systematic Theology is back! Warm, practical, often devotional, and entirely Christ-centered, Chafer’s work is a .

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The Work as a Whole

Volume V Christology Having treated the doctrine of Christ in theology proper and soteriology, President Chafer presents here the entire doctrine systematically in new form and additional content. Why won’t my login from the old site work?

Passwords should have at least 6 characters. He That is Spiritual. For the first time these doctrines have been reduced to a written system of sperry, related to theological problems, and expanded into all the fields in which revelation has provided teaching.

As far as furnishing a new and effective lewks to Biblical studies their doctrines have been utterly opposed to the theology of the Reformation as well as to modern premillennialism. He joined the Orange Presbytery in due to the increasing influence of his ministry in the south. The final section is most practical and helpful.

Lewis Sperry Chafer Refine Results. In presenting a system of theology various aspects of important doctrines are necessarily treated separately in different places and are often subordinated to the doctrine being considered. The issues were the doctrine of illumination—the work theopogy the Holy Spirit teaching the Scriptures without the medium of priest or church, the priesthood of every believer, justification by faith, and the authority systenatic the Bible.


It presents material almost always omitted from systematic theologies. The contribution of President Chafer in the field of soteriology has been hailed as the most systematkc of all his theological works. For those who would be instructed in what are the proper inclusions of premillennialism it provides an ordered statement of the doctrine as a whole such as has never been provided in one work before. The Dallas Seminary Foundation has also set up a charitable giving program called the Lewis Sperry Chafer Legacy, recognizing the graciousness in Chafer’s life.

He was a well-spoken chader relaxed leader and was not a fire and brimstone preacher.

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The work as a whole definitely belongs within the limits of Reformed theology with certain important additions and qualifications. Title The Ephesian Letter: For the first time these doctrines have been reduced to a written system of theology, related to theological problems, and expanded into all the fields in which revelation has provided teaching.

The doctrines spery it contains have been preached in various forms by most of the great premillennial Bible teachers of the last fifty years. The volume stands on its own merits antd presentation and is also a summary of the doctrinal material which precedes it. Lwis most famous early work was that of John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religionfirst published inand later entirely rewritten and enlarged through successive editions until the definitive edition of The writer knows no volumes on systematic theology that even approach the clarity and insight into the doctrine which appear here.


There were great revivals. Salvation Sort Canonically Preface No. fheology

Without any organizational unity, a system of doctrine gradually developed, greatly aided by the widespread use of the Scofield Reference Biblethe teachings of Bible institutes, prophetic conferences, and summer Bible conferences. It abounds in devotional passages and is closely linked with the content of the Scriptures.

Considered first are His birth, childhood, baptism, temptation, transfiguration, miracles, and His extensive teachings.

The Holy Spirit convicts the world. Chafer served as president of the seminary and professor of Systematic Theology from until his death. Rewards, or the Place of Christian Works No. The movement was not without its excesses, but it came as a refreshing breath of new life to Biblical interpretation.

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The treatment is again fresh, original, Biblical, and practical. It is an invaluable source-book for doctrinal teaching and preaching. There has been proper appreciation of the doctrinal heritage of the Church Fathers and the Protestant Reformers.

There were great revivals.