The third edition of William G.T. Shedd's Dogmatic Theology, edited by Alan W. Gomes, is a classic," writes Gomes. "It is a profound work that sets forth the deepest themes of religion with a grandeur and majesty of expression that has rarely been equaled and that never will outdated." Gomes considers Dogmatic Theology "one of the finest theological systems ever produced." Shedd's discussion of some topics is, writes Gomes, "unequaled by anything produced by modern evangelicals." Shedd wrote Dogmatic Theology with the prayer that it would help "to strengthen the believer's confidence in (divine) revelation and to incline the unbeliever to exercise faith in it.