By John Frederick, PhD
College of Theology
September 12, 2016
In conclusion to the Top Theology Books for Seminarians series, I wish to remind the reader that seminary is the time and place in which we devote ourselves to developing the skills for a lifetime of learning. Read broadly, but read deeply. And most importantly, read often! Read the Bible and read books about the Bible (systematic theologies, commentaries, etc.).
Yet, in all of this reading, do not divorce the study of God with the mind from the true knowledge of God which is available to all regardless of degrees, titles and completed term papers. The true knowledge of God comes not merely from knowing facts about Jesus, but through knowing Jesus Christ Himself, by the power of the Holy Spirit through the inspired, infallible Word of God.
When we meet this Jesus, we can rest assured that even though our knowledge of theological facts and systems will never be complete, the work that God began in us will most certainly be completed, not through our mere human efforts, but through the grace, mercy and might of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Here are the links to the five posts containing the list and commentaries on the top texts for seminarians: