This four-volume set (A Theology of Lordship), written by John Frame, includes The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (1987), The Doctrine of God (2002), The Doctrine of the Christian Life (2008), and The Doctrine of the Word of God (2010).

Summary: Frame states his conviction that theology is the application of God’s word to our lives in all situations. Taking this viewpoint, he combines trenchant analysis—and practical insight and counsel—for how we should live knowing what we do about God.

The Doctrine of God won the ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Book Award for Theology/Doctrine.

Summary: Readers familiar with Frame’s analysis of historic doctrines and current questions will welcome this long-awaited second installment in the Theology of Lordship series. Here he examines the attributes, acts, and names of God in connection with a full spectrum of relevant theological, ethical, spiritual truths.


Summary: The third volume of Frame’s Theology of Lordship series, this book focuses on biblical ethics, presenting a method for ethical decision-making, an analysis of biblical ethical teaching focusing on the Ten Commandments, and a discussion of the relation of Christ to human culture.


Summary: This fourth and final volume in the Theology of Lordship series discusses God’s Word in modern theology and how God’s Word comes to us as his controlling power, authority, and personal presence.


John M. Frame (BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; AM and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) is professor of systematic theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando campus. He previously taught theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and at Westminster Seminary California.

Frame’s other published works include Apologetics to the Glory of God, Contemporary Worship MusicCornelius Van Til: An Analysis of His Thought, Medical Ethics, No Other God: A Response to Open TheismSalvation Belongs to the Lord, and Worship in Spirit and Truth. His upcoming books include: Systematic Theology (will be released November 2013), and John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings (will be released Spring 2014).