Hodge, Charles – Systematic Theology (3 Vol in 1 Module) 1.0

Charles Hodge’s great systematic theology work is a well known Reformed/Calvinist theology. It is extensive.

Systematic Theology

By Charles Hodge

Charles Hodge’s great systematic theology work is a well known Reformed/Calvinist theology. It is extensive.

Charles Hodge (December 27, 1797 – June 19, 1878) “was an important Presbyterian theologian and principal of Princeton Theological Seminary between 1851 and 1878. He was a leading exponent of the Princeton theology, an orthodox Calvinist theological tradition in America during the 19th century. He argued strongly for the authority of the Bible as the Word of God. Many of his ideas were adopted in the 20th century by Fundamentalists and Evangelicals.” Wikipedia

Table of Contents of Hodge’s Systematic Theology


1. On Method.

1. Theology a Science
2. Theological Method
3. The Speculative Method
4. The Mystical Method
5. The Inductive Method
6. The Scriptures contain all the Facts of Theology

2. Theology.

1. Its Nature
2. Facts of Nature reveal God
3. Insufficiency of Natural Theology
4. Christian Theology

3. Rationalism.

1. Meaning and Usage of the word
2. Deistical Rationalism
3. Second Form of Rationalism.–Its Nature, Refutation, History
4. Dogmatism
5. Proper Office of Reason in Matters of Religion
6. Relation of Philosophy and Revelation
7. Office of the Senses in Matters of Faith

4. Mysticism.

1. Meaning of the Word
2. Mysticism in the Early Church
3. Mysticism during the Middle Ages
4. Mysticism at and after the Reformation
5. Quietism
6. The Quakers or Friends
7. Objections to the Mystical Theory

Other works mentioning Mysticism

5. Roman Catholic Doctrine concerning the Rule of Faith.

1. Statement of the Doctrine
2. Roman Catholic Doctrine concerning the Scriptures
3. Tradition
4. The Office of the Church as a Teacher
5. Examination of the Romish Doctrine
6. Examination of the Doctrine of the Church of Rome on Tradition
7. Office of the Church as a Teacher

More Works on Catholicism

6. The Protestant Rule of Faith.

1. The Statement of the Doctrine
2. The Scriptures given by Inspiration of God
3. Adverse Theories
4. Completeness of Scripture
5. Perspicuity of Scripture.–Right of Private Judgment
6. Rules of Interpretation


1. Origin of the Idea of God.

1. Knowledge of God as Innate
2. The Knowledge of God is not due to a Process of Reasoning
3. The Knowledge of God is not due exclusively to Tradition
4. Can the Existence of God be proved?

2. Theism.

1. Ontological Argument.
2. Cosmological Argument
3. Teleological Argument
4. Objections to the Teleological Argument
5. The Moral or Anthropological Argument

Works mentioning Theism

3. Anti-Theistic Theories.

1. What is Meant by Anti-Theism.–Atheism
2. Polytheism
3. Hylozoism
4. Materialism
5. Pantheism.–Its three Principal Forms

4. Knowledge of God.

1. Can God be known?
2. God cannot be fully known
3. Sir William Hamilton’s Doctrine

5. The Nature and Attributes of God.

1. Definitions of God
2. Divine Attributes
3. Classification of the Divine Attributes
4. Spirituality of God
5. Infinity
6. Eternity
7. Immutability
8. Knowledge
9. The Will of God
10. The Power of God
11. Holiness of God
12. Justice
13. The Goodness of God
14. The Truth of God
15. Sovereignty of God

Works mentioning Attributes of God

6. The Trinity.

1. Preliminary Remarks
2. Biblical Form of the Doctrine
3. The Transition Period
4. The Church Doctrine as presented by the Council of Nice
5. Points decided by the Councils of Nice and Constantinople
6. Examination of the Nicene Doctrine
7. Philosophical Forms of the Doctrine of the Trinity

Works about the Trinity

7. The Divinity of Christ.

1. Testimony of the Old Testament
2. The General Characteristics of the New Testament Teaching concerning Christ
3. Particular Passages in the New Testament which teach the Divinity of Christ

Works about the Deity of Christ

8. The Holy Spirit.

1. His Nature
2. Office of the Holy Spirit
3. History of the Doctrine concerning the Holy Spirit

Other works on the Holy Spirit

9. The Decrees of God.

1. The Nature of the Divine Decrees
2. Objections to the Doctrine of Divine Decrees

Other works on the Holy Spirit

10. Creation.

1. Different Theories concerning the Origin of the Universe
2. Mediate and Immediate Creation
3. Proof of the Doctrine of a Creation ex nihilo
4. Objections to the Doctrine of a Creation ex nihilo
5. Design of the Creation
6. The Mosaic Account of the Creation

11. Providence.

1. Preservation
2. Government
3. Different Theories of the Divine Government
4. The Principles involved in the Scriptural Doctrine of Providence

12. Miracles.

1. Usage of the Word
2. Possibility of Miracles
3. Can a Miracle be known as such?
4. The Value of Miracles as a Proof of Divine Revelation

Secondary Works mentioning Miracles

13. Angels.

1. Their Nature
2. Their State
3. Their Employments
4. Evil Angels

Secondary Works Mentioning Angels



having considered the doctrines which concern the nature of God and his relation to the world, we come now to those which concern man; his origin, nature, primitive state, probation, and apostasy; which last subject includes the question as to the nature of sin; and the effects of Adam’s first sin upon himself and upon his posterity. These subjects constitute the department of Anthropology.’

More Works mentioning Anthropology

1. Origin of Man.

1. Scriptural Doctrine
2. Anti-Scriptural Theories
3. Antiquity of Man

See also Tracts by David Cox on Evolution versus Creationism

2. Nature of Man.

1. Scriptural Doctrine
2. Trichotomy
3. Realism
4. Another Form of the Realistic Theory

More Modules on Human Nature

3. The Origin of the Soul.

1. Theory of Preëxistence
2. Traducianism
3. Creationism
4. Concluding Remarks

4. Unity of the Human Race.

1. Idea of Species
2. Evidences of the Identity of Species
3. Application of these Criteria to Man
4. Philological and Moral Argument

5. Original State of Man.

1. Scriptural Doctrine
2. Man created in the Image of God
3. Original Righteousness
4. Dominion over the Creatures
5. Doctrine of Romanists
6. Pelagian and Rationalistic Doctrine

More Works on the Origin of Man

6. Covenant of Works.

1. God made a Covenant with Adam
2. The Promise
3. The Condition
4. The Penalty
5. The Parties
6. The Perpetuity of the Covenant

7. The Fall.

Scriptural Account. — The Tree of Life. — The Tree of Knowledge — The Serpent.–The Temptation.– Effects of the First Sin

8. Sin.

1. Nature of the Question
2. Philosophical Theories
3. Doctrine of the Early Church
4. Pelagian Theory
5. Augustine’s Doctrine
6. Doctrine of the Church of Rome
7. Protestant Doctrine of Sin
8. Effects of Adam’s Sin on his Posterity
9. Immediate Imputation
10. Mediate Imputation
11. Preëxistence
12 Realistic Theory
13. Original Sin
14. Seat of Original Sin
15. Inability

More Works on Sin

9. Free Agency.

1. Different Theories of the Will
2. Definition of Terms
3. Certainty consistent with Liberty


Under this head are included God’s purpose and plan in relation to the salvation of men; the person and work of the Redeemer; and the application of that work by the Holy Spirit to the actual salvation of the people of God.

1. Plan of Salvation.

1. God has such a Plan
2. Supralapsarianism
3. Infralapsarianism
4. Hypothetical Redemption
5. The Lutheran Doctrine as to the Plan of Salvation
6. The Remonstrant Doctrine
7. The Wesleyan Doctrine
8. The Augustinian Doctrine
9. Objections to the Augustinian Doctrine

2. Covenant of Grace.

1. The Plan of Salvation is a Covenant
2. Different Views of the Nature of that Covenant
3. Parties to the Covenant
4. Covenant of Redemption
5. Covenant of Grace
6. Identity of the Covenant under all Dispensations
7. Different Dispensations

3. The Person of Christ.

1. Preliminary Remarks
2. Scriptural Facts concerning the Person of Christ
3. The Hypostatical Union
4. Consequences of the Hypostatical Union
5. Erroneous Doctrines on the Person of Christ.
6. Doctrine of the Reformed Churches
7. Lutheran Doctrine
8. Later Forms of the Doctrine
9. Modern Forms of the Doctrine

4. The Mediatorial Work of Christ.

1. Christ the only Mediator
2. Qualifications for the Work
3. Threefold Office of Christ

5. Prophetic Office.

1. Its Nature
2. How Christ executes the Office of a Prophet

6. Priestly Office.

1. Christ is truly a Priest
2″ Christ is our only Priest
3. Definition of Terms

7. Satisfaction of Christ.

1. Statement of the Doctrine
2. The Sense in which the Work of Christ was a Satisfaction
3. The Doctrine of the Scotists and Remonstrants
4. Christ’s Satisfaction rendered to Justice
5. Christ’s Work a Satisfaction to Law
6. Proof of the Doctrine as above stated
7. Objections

8. For whom did Christ die?

1. State of the Question
2. Proof of the Augustinian Doctrine

9. Theories of the Atonement.

1. The Orthodox View
2. Doctrine of some of the Early Fathers
3. Moral Theory
4. Governmental Theory
5. Mystical Theory
6. Concluding Remarks

10. Intercession fo Christ.

1. Christ our Intercessor
2. Nature of his Intercession
3. Its Objects
4. The Intercession of Saints

11. Kingly Office of Christ.

1. The Church the Kingdom of God
2. Christ truly a King
3. Nature of the Kingdom of Christ
4. The Kingdom of Glory

12. The Humiliation of Christ.

1. Includes his Incarnation
2. His Being made under the Law
3. His Sufferings and Death
4. His Enduring the Wrath of God
5. His Death and Burial

13. The Exaltaton of Christ.

1. His Resurrection
2. His Ascension
3. His Session at the Right Hand of God

14. Vocation.

1. Scriptural Usage of the Word
2. External Call
3. Common Grace
4. Efficacious Grace
5. Proof of the Doctrine
6. Objections
7. History of the Doctrine of Grace

15. Regeneration.

1. Usage of the word Regeneration
2. Nature of Regeneration
3. The Evangelical Doctrine
4. Objections to the Evangelical Doctrine

16. Faith.

1. Preliminary Remarks
2. Psychological Nature of Faith
3. Different Kinds of Faith
4. Relation of Faith and Knowledge
5. Relation of Faith and Feeling
6. Relation of Faith and Love
7. Object of Saving Faith
8. Effects of Faith

17. Justification.

1. Symbolical Statement of the Doctrine
2. Justification a forensic Act
3. Works not the Ground of Justification
4. The Righteousness of Christ the Ground of Justification
5. Imputation of Righteousness
6. Proof of the Doctrine of Imputation
7. Consequences of the Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness
8. Relation of Faith to Justification
9. Objections to the Protestant Doctrine of Justification
10. Departures from the Protestant Doctrine
11. Modern Views on Justification

18. Sanctification.

1. Its Nature
2. Wherein it consists
3. Method of
4. Fruits of
5. Necessity of Good Works
6. Relation of Good Works to Reward
7. Perfectionism
8. Theories of Perfectionism

19. The Law.

1 Preliminary Principles
2. Division of the Contents of the Decalogue
3. The Preface to the Ten Commandments
4. The First Commandment
5. Invocation of Saints
6. The Second Commandment
7. The Third Commandment
8. The Fourth Commandment
9. The Fifth Commandment.— Its Design
10. The Sixth Commandment. — Its Design
11. The Seventh Commandment
12. The Eighth Commandment
13. The Ninth Commandment
14. The Tenth Commandment

20. The Means of Grace.

1. The Word of God
2. The Sacraments
3. Number of the Sacraments
4. Efficacy of the Sacraments
5. The Necessity of the Sacraments
6. The Validity of the Sacraments
7. Baptism
8. The Formula of Baptism
9. The Subjects of Baptism. — Qualifications for Adult Baptism
10. Infant Baptism
11. Whose Children are entitled to Baptism?
12. Efficacy of Baptism
13. Lutheran Doctrine of Baptism
14. Doctrine of the Church of Rome
15. The Lord’s Supper
16. Doctrine of the Reformed Churches
17. Modern Views on this Sacrament
18. The Lutheran Doctrine
19. Doctrine of the Church of Rome
20. Prayer


1. State of the Soul after Death.

1. Protestant Doctrine
2. Sleep of the Soul
3. Patristic Doctrine of the Intermediate State
4. Doctrine of the Church of Rome

2. Resurrection.

1. Scriptural Doctrine
2. History of the Doctrine

3. Second Advent.

1. Preliminary Remarks
2. The Church Doctrine
3. Personal Advent of Christ
4. Calling of the Gentiles
5. Conversion of the Jews
6. Antichrist

4. Concomitants of the Second Advent.

1. The General Resurrection
2. The Final Judgment
3. The End of the World
4. The Kingdom of Heaven
5. Theory of the Premillennial Advent
6. Future Punishment


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