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"Therefore, forasmuch as no man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men; neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own belief."
                                                                                                                  - John Calvin

(Commentary upon the Acts of the Apostles, Acts 2:21, tr. Christopher Fetherstone) 

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Robb Coleman

How to Use This Guide

Welcome! This guide is designed to help you navigate researching the basics to the Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology) including specific topics like: Union with Christ, Justification, and Sanctification.


Where to start

  • The tab Dictionaries and Encyclopedias, which are Tertiary sources, is an excellent place to start for students who are looking for a quick overview of a research topic.
  • The Classic Works of Soteriology tab looks at Pre and Post-Reformation works or books focusing on the Soteriology of certain people or periods.
  • Contemporary Works on Soteriology provides works on Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Soteriology
  • The Specific Issues in Soteriology examines the specific issues of: Union of Christ, Conversion, Sanctification, Election/ Predestination, Justification, Glorification, Regeneration, and Adoption.
  • Journals provides a link to different Journal publications. Journal articles are an excellent academic source that students can utilize for the purpose of furthering knowledge in a specific topic and engaging in the scholarly discourse currently taking place in a particular field. 

The lists and topics are not an exhaustive display of the resources provided by SEBTS. Rather, the purpose of these lists is to provide a starting place for students who are beginning the research process in a new field. 

Also beneficial to the researching student is the Guide "Research Process." There you will find a comprehensive introduction to the academic research and writing process as well as some helpful resources concerning research appointments, bibliography, and citation help. 

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