Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary

10 Name Of God


By this term we are to understand, 1. God himself, Ps 20:1.—2. His titles peculiar to himself, Ex 3:13,14.—3. His word, Ps 5:11. Acts 9:15.—4. His works, Ps 8:1.—5. His worship, Ex 20:24.— 6. His perfections and excellencies, Ex 34:6. Jn 17:26. The properties or qualities of this name are these: 1. A glorious name, Ps 72:17.—2. Transcendent and incomparable, Rev 19:16.—3. Powerful, Phil 2:10.—4. Holy and reverend, Ps 111:9.—5. Awful to the wicked.—6. Perpetual, Is 55:13.

Charles Buck (1771-1815) was an English Independent minister, best known for the publication of his “Theological Dictionary”. According to the “Dictionary of National Biography”, a Particular Baptist minister named John C. Ryland (1723-1792) assisted Buck by writing many of the articles for the aforementioned publication. One may conclude, based not only Buck’s admiration for his friend Ryland, but also on the entries in his Theological Dictionary, that he stood head and shoulders with the High-Calvinists of his day.

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Charles Buck's Theological Dictionary