"The Baptist Theologue": Help Locating Good Doctrinal e-Sword Tools for the Teacher, Preacher, and Student of The Word

ATTENTION, PLEASE:

As of August 1, 2010, this blog will no longer be maintained.

This blog was originally started to help theologues find doctrinal content. (eSU only sorts .topx by author's last name; so it isn't easy to find all of its resources on any one doctrine of the Bible.) Additionally, conservative/evangelical resource material from outside of eSU was added for the convenience of eSUrs. The result was a list of the doctrinal resources formatted for eS that Baptists and other conservatives would find useful.

Now that www.DoctorDaveT.com is up and running, this blog has been completely replaced. DDT is arranged expositionally and topically, so finding resources is much easier.

This blog will be left up as long as it pleases the fine eSU admin. team. Below you'll find the final edition of "The Baptist Theologue."

Visit our work at www.DoctorDaveT.com for more excellent doctrinal/theological Bible study materials!

Dr. David S. Thomason
Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

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Greetings, Fellow Theologues,

e-SU has lots of modules: 700+ 9x .topx modules at latest count, and modules are uploaded fairly regularly for distribution. It won't be long before there are 1,000 .topx modules! And that can be quite a job sorting the wheat from the chaff.

The purpose for this blog is to help the Theologian quickly find resources that are sound, conservative, evangelical, and fundamental in nature without having to wade through hundreds of topical .topx files.

All links to these expository resources are for e-Sword Version 9, which can be downloaded HERE. If you haven't yet upgraded from version 7x or 8x, you'll want to read my blog about upgrading first. You can read my blog here. If you haven't yet upgraded to version 9x, what are you waiting for? You should click here and read this right after you take off your sock tie!

If you're looking for good, Baptist resources of a more general nature, check out my blog - "The Baptist Disciple" - Recommended Modules List for Teachers, Students, and other Christian Disciples Who Happen to be Baptist.

If you're looking for good, "Baptistic" resources of an expository nature, check out my blog - "The Baptist Expositor" - Help Locating Good Expository e-Sword Tools for The Teacher, Preacher, and Student of The Word.

Are you interested in Church History - particularly from a Baptist perspective? If so, you'll want to read my blog, "The Baptist Historian" - Help Locating Good History Modules for the Teacher, Preacher, and Student of The Word. It is an organized listing of Church History modules emphasizing Baptist works.

Here are a few assumptions on my part that you'll want to understand:

  1. You've already visited "The Big Three" and downloaded all of the commentaries available.
  2. You've already installed all of the dictionaries you'll need for word studies and topic investigation.
  3. I am theologically conservative, evangelical and fundamental. Denominationally I am an independent Baptist.
  4. I obviously don't agree with everything these folks say; but I guess I'd better say that I obviously don't agree with everything they say, or some might think that I do!
  5. Some of these authors will be Reformed. Some of these will be Dispensational. Some will be Arminian. Some will be... something else. These are not all of one theological "stripe." I have, though, attempted to stay with what would be considered "mainstream Christian theology."
  6. I have been very selective in using thematic sermon compilations. You won't find much of that in this blog.
  7. Please forgive me if I've excluded your favorite theologian. The oversight may not have been intentional.

So this blog posting is basically a conservative and fundamental listing of the .topx available that are useful for Theological Studies - teacher, preacher, or student. I may also include some STEP resources that are available, too.

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***GENERAL THEOLOGICAL WORKS***
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THE BEST OF THE BEST

    This first recommendation is the only "premium" module listed in this blog. Chafer's Systematic Theology, 8 Volumes by Lewis Sperry Chafer. Chafer is the intellectual giant that systematized dispensationalism. This standard work deserves space on everyone's hard drive! And at $35, it's a bargain too good to pass. This is the best Systematic Theology available anywhere. This work gets my top recommendation.

    This is a very close second to Chafer's work; but this one is free! Mr. D's Notes on Theology by Dr. Stanley Derickson. Conservative; Fundamental; Dispensational; Baptist; Scholarly. The best free doctrinal work available for e-Sword.

HERE IS THE REST OF THE BEST!!

    Major Bible Themes by Lewis Sperry Chafer. Excellent one-volume doctrinal work. Dispensational. This work should be at the disposal of every Christian teacher!
    Great Doctrines of The Bible by William Evans. Concise; Conservative; Fundamental; Baptistic. This is a standard work still used in Bible college instruction. Ought to be oft used!
    Internet Anthology Vol 04 - Elmer Towns by Dr. David S. Thomason. This module is a collection of hyperlinks linking to 70+ titles that are under copyright by Elmer Towns. This is an excellent collection of both doctrinal and practical theology. This module should be conveniently parked on every pastor's e-shelf!
    The Fundamentals, Vol 1-4 by R.A. Torrey, General Editor. This classic collection of 90 articles are arranged as a systematic theology. This is a rare work, in that it gives a glimpse into the early 1900's struggle for doctrinal purity, while at the same time providing timeless statements of "The Fundamentals" of the Christian faith. Highly recommended!
    What the Faith is All About by Elmer Towns. Excellent introduction to systematic theology in basic format. From his introduction: "This book is adaptable for use in classes, in the Sunday school, or home Bible cells. There are fifty-two chapters, one for each week of the year. A daily Bible reading suggestion is tied to each chapter so that the serious student of Bible doctrine can cover every major doctrine in his daily devotional reading in one year."

**Other Excellent General Theological Works**

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**Bibliology**
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**Theology Proper**
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**Christology**
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**Pneumatology**
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**Anthropology/Harmatiology**
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**Soteriology**
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**Angelology/Demonology**
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**Ecclesiology**
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**Eschatology**
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**Apologetics**
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**Creationism**
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**Dispensationalism**
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**Comparative Religions**
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