Here is a bibliography of books, articles, dissertations and theses, and papers about B. B. Warfield. For a list of Warfield’s own writings, visit the Works page.


The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary

Anderson, Owen. Benjamin B. Warfield and Right Reason: The Clarity of General Revelation and Function of Apologetics. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005. 100 pp. [Amazon]

Johnson, Gary L. W., ed. B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007. 265 pp. [Amazon | CBDMonergism | RHB | WTS]

Meeter, John E., and Roger Nicole. A Bibliography of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, 1851–1921. Nutley: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1974.

Noll, Mark A. The Princeton Theology 1812–1921: Scripture, Science, and Theological Method from Archibald Alexander to Benjamin Warfield. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1983.

Riddlebarger, Kim. The Lion of Princeton: Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield; Apologist, Polemicist, and Theologian. n.p., 1997. vii + 374 pp. [PDF]

Zaspel, Fred. The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010. 624 pp. [Amazon | CBDCrossway | Google Books | Monergism | RHB | WTS]


Allis, O. T. “Personal Impressions of Dr. Warfield.” Banner of Truth 89 (F 1971), 10–14.

Anderson, David R. “Faith according to B. B. Warfield.” In “The Nature of Faith.” Chafer Theological Seminary Journal 5:4 (September 1999): 5.

Bamberg, Stanley W. “Our Image of Warfield Must Go.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 34:2 (June 1991): 229–41.

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.” Princeton Theological Review 19:2 (April 1921), 329–30. [Princeton | PDF]

Cannata, Raymond D. “Warfield and the Doctrine of Scripture.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 92–107. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Clark, David K. “Warfield, Infant Salvation, and the Logic of Calvinism.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 27:4 (December 1984): 459–64.

Craig. Samuel G. “Benjamin B. Warfield.” In Biblical and Theological Studies, xi-xlviii. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1952. Reprint, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1968.

Erickson, Millard J. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (B. B.) (1851–1921).” The Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology, rev. ed., 216. Wheaton: Crossway, 2001.

Fuller, Daniel P. “Benjamin B. Warfield’s View of Faith and History: A Critique in the Light of the New Testament.” Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society1 11:2 (Spring 1968): 75–83.

Geisler, Norman L. “B. B. Warfield’s Response to Wesleyan Perfectionism.” In Systematic Theology.

Geisler, Norman L. “Warfield, B. B.” Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics, 768–69. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999.

Gleason, Randall. “B. B. Warfield and Lewis S. Chafer on Sanctification.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40:2 (June 1997): 241–55.

Grier, W. J. “Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.” Banner of Truth 89 (F 1971): 3–9.

Gundlach, Bradley J. “‘B’ Is for Breckinridge: Benjamin B. Warfield, His Maternal Kin, and Princeton Seminary.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 13–53. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Gundlach, Bradley J. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, edited by Timothy Larsen, 698–701. Downers Grove: IVP.

Gundlach, Bradley J. “‘Wicked Caste’: Warfield, Biblical Authority, and Jim Crow.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 136–68. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Helm, Paul. “B. B. Warfield on Divine Passion.” Westminster Theological Journal 69:1 (Spring 2007): 95–104.

Helseth, Paul Kjoss. “B. B. Warfield on the Apologetic Nature of Christian Scholarship: An Analysis of His Solution to the Problem of the Relationship Between Christianity and Culture.” Westminster Theological Journal 62:1 (Spring 2000): 89–111.

Helseth, Paul Kjoss. “A ‘Rather Bald’ Rationalist? The Appeal to ‘Right Reason.’”  In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 54–75. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Helseth, Paul Kjoss. “Warfield on the Life of the Mind and the Apologetic Nature of Christian Scholarship.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 108–35. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Hoffecker, W. Andrew. “The Devotional Life of Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, and Benjamin B. Warfield.” Westminster Theological Journal 42:1 (Fall 1979): 110–29.

Hoffecker, W. Andrew. “Benjamin B. Warfield.” In Reformed Theology in America, edited by David F. Wells, 65–91. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989.

Hoffecker, W. Andrew. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Dictionary of Christianity in America, edited by Daniel G. Reid, Robert Dean Linder, Bruce L. Shelley, and Harry S. Stout. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990.

Hope, N. V. “Warefield, Benjamin Breckenridge [sic] (1851–1921).” Who’s Who in Christian History, edited by J. D. Douglas and Philip W. Comfort. Wheaton: Tyndale, 1992.

Johnson, Gary L. W. “Warfield and C. A. Briggs: Their Polemics and Legacy.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 195–240. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Johnson, Gary L. W. “Warfield, Chafer, and the Reformed Tradition: A Question of Historical Perspective.” Reformation and Revival 6:2 (Spring 1997): 155–59.

Kurian, George Thomas, ed. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Nelson’s New Christian Dictionary: The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2001.

Lang, Stephen J. “Benjamin B. Warfield (1851–1921).” In 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know about the Holy Spirit, 327.

Lints, Richard. “Two Theologies or One? Warfield and Vos on the Nature of Theology.” Westminster Theological Journal 54:2 (Fall 1992): 235–53.

Livingstone, David N., and Mark A. Noll, “B. B. Warfield (1851–1921): A Biblical Inerrantist as Evolutionist.” Isis 91:2 (June 2000): 283–94.

Livingstone, David N. “B. B. Warfield, the Theory of Evolution, and Early Fundamentalism.” The Evangelical Quarterly 58:1 (Jan–Mar 1986): 69–83.

Lueker, Erwin L., ed. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Christian Cyclopedia. St. Louis: Concordia, 1975.

MacKay, John R. “Benjamin B. Warfield: A Bibliography.” The Expositor, 8th series. 24 (July 1922): 26–44.

McDill, Matthew. “B. B. Warfield and the Inspiration of Scripture.” Faith and Mission 21:3 (Summer 2004): 77–87.

Nichols, Stephen J. “‘The Vital Processes of Controversy’: Warfield, Machen, and Fundamentalism.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 169–94. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Nicole, Roger. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, edited by Donald K. McKim and David F. Wright, 390–91. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1992.

Nicole. Roger. “The Inspiration of Scripture: B. B. Warfield and Dr. Dewey M. Beegle.” The Gordon Review 8 (Winter 1964–65): 93–109.

Noll, Mark A. “B. B. Warfield.” Handbook of Evangelical Theologians, edited by Walter A. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998.

Noll, Mark A., and David N. Livingstone. “B. B. Warfield as Conservative Evolutionist.” Introduction to Evolution, Science, and Scripture: Selected Writings, by B. B. Warfield, 13–44. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.

Noll, Mark A. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” New Dictionary of Theology, edited by Sinclair B. Ferguson, David F. Wright, and J. I. Packer, 716–18. Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity, 1988.

Noll, Mark A. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, 2nd ed., edited by Walter A. Elwell, 1257–58. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Patton. Francis L. “Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D.: A Memorial Address.” Princeton Theological Review 19:3 (July 1921): 369–91. [Princeton | PDF]

Peter, J. F. “Warfield on the Scriptures.” Reformed Theological Review 16 (0ctober 19, 1957): 76–84.

Pierard, Richard V. “Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge (1851–1921).” New Twentieth-Century Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, edited by J. D. Douglas, 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991.

Piper, John. “A Honeymoon Tragedy.” In Future Grace, 176.

Sawyer, M. James. “B. B. Warfield.” In “Evangelicals and the Canon of the New Testament.” Grace Theological Journal 11:1 (Spring 1990): 32–34.

Sexton, Jason. “Benjamin B. Warfield.” In “NT Text Criticism and Inerrancy.” The Master’s Seminary Journal 17:1 (Spring 2006): 57–59.

Shogren, Gary Steven. “Christian Prophecy and Canon in the Second Century: A Response to B. B. Warfield.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40:4 (December 1997): 609–26.

Silva, Moisés. “Old Princeton, Westminster, and Inerrancy.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 76–91. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Smith, David. “The Scientifically Constructive Scholarship of B. B. Warfield.” Mid-America Journal of Theology 15 (2004): 87–123. [PDF]

Swanton, Robert. “Warfield and Progressive Orthodoxy.” Reformed Theological Review 23:3 (October 1964): 74–87.

Van Til, Cornelius. “B. B. Warfield on Tertullian. In A Christian Theory of Knowledge.

Van Til, Cornelius. “B. B. Warfield. In The Protestant Doctrine of Scripture.

Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge, D. D.” Encyclopaedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: Including the Northern and Southern Assemblies, edited by Alfred Nevin, 984. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Publishing Co., 1884. [Archive]

Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge.” The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, edited by Samuel Macauley Jackson, 12:273. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1912. [Archive]

Warfield, E. D. “Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.” In Revelation and Inspiration, vol. 1 of The Works of Benjamin B. Warfield, v–ix. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2008), v–ix. [Logos]

Waugh, Barry. “A Manuscript by B. B. Warfield Concerning the Trial of Charles A. Briggs.” Westminster Theological Journal 66:2 (Fall 2004): 401–11.

Waugh, Barry. “Warfield and the Briggs Trial: A Bibliography.” In B. B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought, edited by Gary L. W. Johnson, 241–56. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2007.

Zaspel, Fred G. “B. B. Warfield on Creation and Evolution.” Themelios 35:2 (July 2010): 198–211.

Zaspel, Fred G. “B. B. Warfield on the Trinity.” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 10:1 (Spring 2006): 58–70.


Lightner, Robert P. Review of vol. 1 of Selected Shorter Writings of Benjamin B. Warfield, by Benjamin B. Warfield, edited by John E. Meeter. Bibliotheca Sacra 127:508 (October 70): 350.

Murray, John. Review of Biblical and Theological Studies, by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Westminster Theological Journal 15:1 (November 1952): 77.

Murray, John. Review of The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, by Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Westminster Theological Journal 11:2 (May 1949): 200–01.

Torrance, T. F. Review of Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, by Benjamin B. Warfield. Scottish Journal of Theology 7:1 (March 1954): 104–08.

Walvoord, John R. Review of The Person and Work of Christ, by Benjamin B. Warfield. Bibliotheca Sacra 110:439 (July 1953): 268.

Dissertations and Theses

Behannon, Woodrow. “Benjamin B. Warfield’s Concept of Religious Authority.” PhD diss., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1963. 159 pp.

Bemmelen, Peter Maarten van. “Issues in Biblical Inspiration: Sanday and Warfield.” ThD diss., Andrews University, 1987. 432 pp.

Counts, William Martin. “A Study of Benjamin B. Warfield’s View of the Doctrine of Inspiration.” PhD diss., ((Not sure if this was a PhD diss., ThD diss., MA thesis, or something else.)) Dallas Theological Seminary, 1959. iv, 48 pp.

Cousar, R. W. “Benjamin Warfield: His Christology and Soteriology.” ThD diss., University of Edinburgh,2 1954. xvii, 301 pp.

Hoefel, Robert J. “The Doctrine of Inspiration in the Writings of James Orr and B. B. Warfield: A Study in Contrasting Approaches to Scripture.” PhD diss., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983.

Hoffecker, Andrew W., Jr. “The Relation between the Objective and Subjective Aspects in Christian Religious Experience: A Study in the Systematic and Devotional Writings of Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, and Benjamin B. Warfield.” PhD diss., Brown University, 1970.3

Kraus, Clyde Norman. “The Principle of Authority in the Theology of B. B. Warfield, William Adams Brown, and Gerald Birney Smith.” PhD diss., Duke University, 1962.4 ix, 305 pp.

Livingstone, William D. “The Princeton Apologetic as Exemplified by the Work of Benjamin B. Warfield and J. Gresham Machen: A Study in American Theology, 1880–1930.” PhD diss., Yale University, 1948. vii, 371 pp.

McClanahan, James Samuel. “Benjamin B. Warfield: Historian of Doctrine in Defense of Orthodoxy, 1881–1921.” PhD diss., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1988.

Markarian, John Jacob. “The Calvinistic Concept of the Biblical Revelation in the Theology of B. B. Warfield.” PhD diss., Drew University, 1963. vii, 261 pp.

Riddlebarger, Kim. “The Lion of Princeton:  Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield on Apologetics, Theological Method, and Polemics.” PhD diss., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1997.

Trites, Allison A. “B. B. Warfield’s View of the Authority of Scripture.” PhD diss., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1962. iv, 129 pp.


Murray, Iain, et al., ed. “Warfield Commemorative Issue, 1921–1971.” Banner of Truth 89 (F 1971). 40 pp.


Bush, L. Russ. “The Roots of Conservative Perspectives on Inerrancy (Warfield).” In Proceedings of the Conference on Biblical Inerrancy, 1987, 273–88. Nashville: Broadman, 1987.

Wright, Robert Mark. “Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield: The Defense of the Word of God Written.” [PDF]

  1. Some sources have Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, though this was not its title at the time. []
  2. Some sources have PhD diss., Edinburgh University. []
  3. Some sources have the title as “The Relationship between the Objective and Subjective Elements in Christian Religious Experience: A Study in the Systematic and Devotional Writings of Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, and B. B. Warfield.” []
  4. Some sources say 1961. []

2 Responses to Bibliography

  1. Bill Doolittle July 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Prompted by the publication of some of Machen’s WWI era letters in a recent work, does anyone know if there exists a collection of Warfield letters? (though I have read somewhere that his writing was often difficult to read)

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