“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.”
“Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd… I will say, ‘It is my people’: and they shall say, ‘The Lord is my God.'”
“Then saith He to Thomas, ‘Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side…’… Thomas answered and said unto Him, ‘My Lord and my God.'”
Order of Contents
Bucanus, William – pp. 15-17 of 2. ‘Of Christ’ in Institutions of Christian Religion... (London: Snowdon, 1606)
By how many and by what kind of testimonies do you prove that Christ is God?
Show some pregnant testimonies whereby you can prove that Christ is God
Which be the testimonies of the second sort?
Which is the third kind of testimonies?
Why is it necessary that Christ the Redeemer should be God?
What is the greatness of the evil?
What is the greatness of the good which could be restored by no creature?
Why is He called the ‘Word’?
According to which nature is He called the image of God? Col. 1:15
Brooks, Thomas – pp. 148-66 of The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures… in Works, vol. 5
Turretin, Francis – 28. ‘Is the Son true and eternal God, coessential and coeternal with the Father? We affirm against Socinus.’ in Institutes of Elenctic Theology, tr. George M. Giger, ed. James Dennison Jr. (1679–1685; P&R, 1992), vol. 1, 3rd Topic, pp. 282-92
à Brakel, Wilhelmus – ch. 18, ‘The Divinity, Incarnation & Union of the Two Natures in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ’ in The Christian’s Reasonable Service, vols. 1 ed. Joel Beeke, trans. Bartel Elshout Buy (1700; RHB, 1992/1999), pp. 493-517
a Brakel (1635-1711) was a contemporary of Voet and Witsius and a major representative of the Dutch Further Reformation.
Boston, Thomas – Works, vol. 10
‘Christ the Everlasting Father’, pp. 254-58
‘Christ the Mighty God’, pp. 250-53
Edwards, Jonathan – Pt. 3, ‘Observations concerning the Divinity of Christ & the Doctrine of the Trinity’ in Miscellaneous Observations on Important Theological Subjects in Works, 2.499-510
De Moore, Bernardinus – Continuous Commentary, ch. 5, ‘On the Trinity’
21. Deity of Christ Demonstrated from Divine Titles, pt. 1, 2, 3
21. Deity of Christ Demonstrated from Divine Attributes, pt. 1, 2, 3
21. Deity of Christ Demonstrated from Divine Works
21. Deity of Christ Demonstrated from Divine Worship
22. Deity of the Son Defended, pt. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Romaine, William – ‘The Self-Existence of Jesus Christ’ sermon on Jn. 8:24
Romaine (1714-1795) was an English, evangelical divine. Drawn into the Evangelical revival, he first adhered to John Wesley, but in 1755 passed to the side of George Whitefield and remained the ablest exponent among the evangelicals of Calvinistic doctrine.
Fuller, Andrew – ‘The Deity of Christ’ in Works 3.693-704
Payson, Edward – Sermon 51, ‘The Divinity of Christ’ in Sermons of the Late Edward Payson… ed. Asa Cummings in 2 vols. (d. 1827; Philadelphia, 1851), vol. 2, pp. 49-62
Cunningham, William – ‘Evidence for the Divinity of Christ’, p. 213 ff. 23 pp. from his Historical Theology, vol. 2
Warfield, B.B. – ‘The Deity of Christ’ in Selected Shorter Writings 1.151-57
Bremmer, Michael – ‘The Deity of Jesus Christ’ (n.d.) at The Highway
Duncan, J. Ligon – ‘The Divinity of Christ’ (n.d.) at The Highway
Duncan III has been an associate professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS.
Owen, John – Works (NY: Robert Carter, 1850), vol. 1
“The best seventeenth-century works on Christ’s deity and glory are from the prince of Puritans, John Owen (1616-1683). Three moving treatises are collected in Volume 1 of the Goold edition of Owen’s Works… With regard to the glory of Christ’s divine person, Owen’s treatises remain unsurpassed. Thomas M’Crie writes of Owen’s works on Christ in Volume 1, ‘Of all the theological works published by individuals since the Reformation, next to Calvin’s Institutes, we should have deemed it our highest honor to have produced [these].'” – Joel Beeke
Francke, Hermann August – Christus Sacrae Scripturae Nucleus: or Christ the Sum & Substance of all the Holy Scriptures (London: J. Downing, 1732) 345 pp. ToC
This work is “helpful” and “focuses on the divinity of Christ in John 1 in a judicious and heart-warming manner…” – Joel Beeke
Waters, Jasper – A Vindication of the Doctrine of the Divine Person & Eternal Sonship of Christ… being an extract of the sentiments of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster & Some Modern Authors (London, 1735) 490 pp. ToC
This anthology of excerpts on the topic includes many puritan writings.
Guyse, John – Jesus Christ God-Man: or the Constitution of Christ’s Person, with the Evidence & Importance of the Doctrine of his True & Proper Godhead (Glasgow: David Niven, 1790) 290 pp. no ToC This is a series of sermons expounding Rom. 9:5.
Laing, William – Philemon’s Letters to Onesimus: upon the Subjects of Christ’s Atonement & Divinity (Newry: D. Carpenter, 1791) 432 pp. no ToC
“…an able, 432-page defense of Christ’s divinity in sixteen engaging letters.” – Joel Beeke
Kelburn, Sinclare – The Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ Asserted & Proved, & the Connexion of this Doctrine with Practical Religion Pointed out, in 5 Sermons (Belfast, 1792) 127 pp. no ToC
“…includes eight moving sermons by an experiential, Calvinist Anglican that spell out the spiritual and daily ramifications of believing in Christ as the Son of God.” – Joel Beeke
Kidd (1761–1834) was a Church of Scotland minister and professor of oriental languages at the University of Aberdeen. He opposed patronage in his day.
The last chapter gives many quotes from the early Chuch, reformers and others on the topic.
Letters on the Eternal Sonship of Christ: Addressed to the Rev. Professor Stuart, of Andover (1823) 308 pp. 8 letters specifically aimed at Unitarianism
Letters on Unitarianism: Addressed to the Members of the First Presbyterian Church, in the City of Baltimore (1821) 328 pp. This specifically addresses the person and divinity of Christ
Mitchell, John – The Scripture Doctrine of the Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, & Other Subjects Connected Therewith, in a Series of Sermons (Newry: Robert Greer) 262 pp. ToC
Mitchell was a presbyterian minister.
Serle, Ambrose – Horae Solitariae: Or, Essays upon some Remarkable Names & Titles of Jesus Christ, Occurring in the Old Testament, & Declarative of his Essential Divinity & Gracious Offices… 2nd American ed. (Hartford: 1815), vol. 1 ToC Volume 2 is not able to be found, if it was ever published.
“…which is particularly helpful in proving Christ’s divinity from the Old Testament.” – Joel Beeke
Philpot, Joseph C. – The True, Proper & Eternal Sonship of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God (1865)
“…which is a scriptural, polemical and experiential treatment.” – Joel Beeke
Liddon, Henry Parry – The Divinity of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ: 8 Lectures (1866; London: Rivingtons, 1867) 790 pp. ToC
“…which is a standard, frequently reprinted treatment of Liddon’s Bampton lectures…” – Joel Beeke
This short book collects the teachings of the scriptures regarding the divinity and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, while aiming at heart-stirring devotion.
Warfield, Benjamin B. – The Lord of Glory: a Study of the Designations of our Lord in the New Testament with Especial Reference to his Deity Buy (American Tract Soceity, 1907) 304 pp. ToC
A comprehensive, book-length, Biblical defense of the divinity of Christ from nearly every N.T. passage that relates to it.
“…ably expounds Christ’s deity from both testaments, focusing on Him as King of kings.”
Machen, J. Gresham – On the Deity of Christ at The Highway
Machen (1881-1937) was an American presbyterian minister and scholar. He was formative in the formation of the Orthodox Presbyerian Church and Westminster Theological Seminary East.
Vine, William E. – The Divine Sonship of Christ, 2 vols. This set includes Christ’s Eternal Sonship & The First & the Last
“…emphasize the benefits that flow to the believer from Christ’s divinity.” – Joel Beeke
“…devotes two hundred pages to an edifying exposition of scores of Christ’s names that shed light on His divinity.” – Joel Beeke
Designed as an apologetic for college students.
“…carefully exegetes ten texts in an evangelical, scholarly manner and provides an excellent up-to-date bibliography.” – Joel Beeke
On All of Church History
Dorner (1809–1884) was a German, Lutheran church leader, professor and scholar, ‘mediating’ in his theology.
On the Early Church
Burton, Edward – Testimonies of Ante-Nicene Fathers to the Divinity of Christ 2nd ed. enlarged (Oxford Univ. Press, 1829) 515 pp. ToC
Burton (1794–1836) was an Oxford professor of divinity.
“Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore…”