In the late 1800s, the president of Rochester Theological Seminary toiled away ceaselessly to complete a very important project. His intent was to provide his students and colleagues with comprehensive tools to “rightly divide the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15)…
But the finished work that materialized from his devoted study would go on to change the scholarly world forever.
By 1907, Augustus Hopkins Strong—the same man who compiled the famously celebrated Strong’s Concordance (1890), an obvious must-have for any serious student of the Bible—emerged with a new, magnum opus masterpiece: Systematic Theology.
As the title reveals, its approach to developing a healthy understanding of foundational Christian doctrine requires placing scattered scriptural references on any one theological subject together in a single parent category, reflecting upon the original author’s words in context to surrounding Scripture, and then thoroughly studying what those verses all have to say about a theological topic when combined. This practice of organizing biblical truths into categorical systems makes it impossible to casually and haphazardly take a verse out of context—or to personally approach God with a weak, flimsy expectation of His order, design, and character—which is why researchers, students, scholars, and lay believers all over the world have relied heavily upon Strong’s work since the day it went to print.
Strong’s Systematic Theology is so exhaustive and thorough that, from the beginning, it required being subdivided into three major volumes: The Doctrine of God, The Doctrine of Man, and The Doctrine of Salvation.
Defender Publishing is proud to republish this extraordinary 3-Volume masterpiece as a resource and study tool for scholars and all students of the Bible, that their lives and faith “may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:17).