100 Reformed Commentaries: New Testament Volumes


Calvinism T.U.L.I.P. acronym
Reformed theology is sometimes summarized using the acronym, T.U.L.I.P.

Reformed theology, which is sometimes called Covenant Theology or Calvinism, can be traced back to the Protestant Reformation, though it’s theological roots go back centuries. The term “Calvinism” comes from the name of French theologian and pastor, John Calvin (1509-1564).

The Reformed theological tradition champions biblical doctrines such as the authority of Scripture, the sovereignty of God, and salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone, as well as other orthodox Christian beliefs, like the Trinity. [1]

Sometimes Reformed teaching is summarized with the acronym, T.U.L.I.P.:

  • T stands for Total Depravity
  • U stands for Unconditional Election
  • L stands for Limited Atonement
  • I stands for Irresistible Grace
  • P stands for Perseverance of the Saints [2]

Additionally, many Reformed teachers stress that Reformed theology is about more than just the five points of T.U.L.I.P. Summarizing the theology, Reformed pastor and teacher, R.C. Sproul writes,

“Reformed theology so far transcends the mere five points of Calvinism that it is an entire life and world view. It is covenantal. It is sacramental. It is committed to transforming culture. It is subordinate to the operation of God the Holy Spirit, and it has a rich framework for understanding the entirety of the council of God revealed in the Bible.” [3]

Reformed commentaries

Reformed bible commentaries interpret Scripture through the lens of Reformed theology. The commentaries listed below reflect a Reformed theological perspective of New Testament books. You may also be interested in seeing 100 Reformed Commentaries: Old Testament Volumes.

Please note: one-volume, whole-bible commentaries that reflect Reformed theology can be found at the bottom of the page.

Reformed Commentaries on the Gospels and Acts

Among the highly acclaimed commentaries in this section is David G. Peterson’s Acts volume in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, which is considered one of the best Acts commentaries, Reformed or otherwise. Dr. Peterson kindly participated in a Q & A on this volume with Best Bible commentaries, which can be read in full here.

Biblical
Book
Commentary
Series
Commentary
Author
Browse
MatthewReformed
Expository
Commentary
Daniel
Doriani
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MatthewPreaching
the Word
Douglas
Sean
O’Donnell
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MatthewMentor
Commentary
Knox
Chamblin
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MatthewNew
Testament
Commentary,
i.e. “Hendricksen”
William
Hendricksen
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MatthewFocus on
the Bible
Charles
Price
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MatthewCrossway
Classics
J.C.
Ryle
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MarkPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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MarkFocus on
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Geofferey
Grogan
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MarkCrossway
Classics
J.C.
Ryle
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LukeNew
International
Commentary
on the NT
Norval
Geldenhuys
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LukeReformed
Expository
Commentary
Phillip
Graham
Ryken
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LukePreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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LukeCrossway
Classics
J.C.
Ryle
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JohnNew
Testament
Commentary,
i.e. “Hendricksen”
William
Hendricksen
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JohnReformed
Expository
Commentary
Richard
Phillips
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JohnPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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JohnEvangelical
Press
Gordon
Keddie
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JohnCalvin
Commentaries
John
Calvin
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ActsPillar New
Testament
Commentary
David G.
Peterson
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ActsReformed
Expository
Commentary
Derek
Thomas
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ActsPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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ActsFocus on
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Bruce
Milne
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Acts
Ch. 1-12
God’s Word
For You
Albert
Mohler
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Acts
Ch. 13-28
God’s Word
For You
Albert
Mohler
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ActsCrossway
Classics
John
Calvin
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ActsNew
Testament
Commentary
Simon
Kistenmaker
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ActsIVP New
Testament
Commentary
William
Larkin
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ActsWord
Biblical
Commentary
Steve
Walton
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Reformed Commentaries on the Writings of Paul

Among the best-reviewed recent releases in this section is Frank Thielman’s Romans volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series, which is already considered one of the best Romans commentaries. Dr. Thielman kindly participated in a Q & A on this volume with Best Bible commentaries, which can be read here.

Biblical
Book
Commentary
Series
Commentary
Author
Browse
RomansPillar New
Testament
Commentary
Colin
Kruse
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RomansNew
International
Commentary
on the NT
Douglas
Moo
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RomansBible
Speaks
Today
John
Stott
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RomansZondervan
Exegetical
Commentary
on the NT
Frank
Thielman
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RomansBaker
Exegetical
Commentary
on the NT
Thomas
Schreiner
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RomansBoice
Commentaries
James
Montgomery
Boice
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RomansExpository
Bible
Commentary
(revised)
Harrison/
Hagner
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RomansNew
International
Commentary
on the NT
John
Murray
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RomansLloyd-Jones
Commentaries
Martyn
Lloyd-Jones
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RomansPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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RomansLectio
Continua
J.V.
Fesko
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RomansFocus on
the Bible
Paul
Barnett
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Romans
Ch. 1-7
God’s Word
For You
Tim
Keller
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Romans
Ch. 8-16
God’s Word
For You
Tim
Keller
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RomansCrossway
Classics
Charles
Hodge
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1
Corinthians
New
Testament
Commentary
Simon
Kistenmaker
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1
Corinthians
Evangelical
Press
Peter
Naylor
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1
Corinthians
Preaching
the Word
Stephen
Um
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1
Corinthians
Lectio
Continua
Kim
Riddlebarger
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1
Corinthians
Focus on
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Paul
Barnett
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2
Corinthians
Bible
Speaks
Today
Paul
Barnett
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2
Corinthians
Preaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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2
Corinthians
Focus on
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Geofferey
Grogan
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2
Corinthians
Evangelical
Press
Peter
Naylor
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GalatiansZondervan
Exegetical
Commentary
on the NT
Thomas
Schreiner
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GalatiansNew
American
Commentary
Timothy
George
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GalatiansMentor
Commentary
David
McWilliams
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GalatiansReformed
Expository
Commentary
Phillip
Graham
Ryken
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GalatiansPreaching
the Word
Todd
Wilson
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GalatiansLectio
Continua
J.V.
Fesko
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GalatiansFocus on
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Joseph
Pipa
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GalatiansEvangelical
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Peter
Barnes
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EphesiansEvangelical
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Harry
Uprichard
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EphesiansReformed
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Commentary
Bryan
Chapell
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EphesiansPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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EphesiansLectio
Continua
Ian
Hamilton
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EphesiansFocus on
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Paul
Gardner
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PhilippiansPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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PhilippiansMentor
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Matthew
Harmon
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PhilippiansFocus on
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Hywel
Jones
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PhilippiansReformed
Expository
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Dennis
Johnson
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ColossiansTyndale NT
Commentary
Herbert
Carson
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Colossians/
Philemon
Preaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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Colossians/
Philemon
Focus on
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John
Woodhouse
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1-2
Thessalonians
Preaching
the Word
James
Grant
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1-2
Thessalonians
New
Testament
Commentary
William
Hendricksen
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1-2
Thessalonians
Reformed
Expository
Commentary
Richard
Phillips
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1-2
Thessalonians
Focus on
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Richard
Mayhue
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1-2
Thessalonians
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Robert
Cara
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1-2 Timothy/
Titus
New
Testament
Commentary
William
Hendricksen
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1-2 Timothy/
Titus
Preaching
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R. Kent
Hughes
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Reformed Commentaries on the General Epistles

The Lectio Continua series is a relatively new expository commentary series. To learn more about the series, as well as the Hebrews volume, please see this Q & A with author and pastor, David McWilliams.

Biblical
Book
Commentary
Series
Commentary
Author
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Hebrewsstand
alone
Philip
Edgcumbe
Hughes
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HebrewsPreaching
the Word
R. Kent
Hughes
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HebrewsLectio
Continua
David
McWilliams
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HebrewsCrossway
Classics
John
Owen
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HebrewsReformed
Expository
Commentary
Richard
Phillips
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HebrewsFocus on
the Bible
Walter
Riggans
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JamesBaker
Exegetical
Commentary
on the NT
Dan
McCartney
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JamesReformed
Expository
Commentary
Daniel
Doriani
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JamesPreaching
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R. Kent
Hughes
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JamesFocus on
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Ellenburg/
Morgan
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1 PeterReformed
Expository
Commentary
Daniel
Doriani
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1-2
Peter/
Jude
New
American
Commentary
Thomas
Schreiner
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1-2
Peter/
Jude
Preaching
the Word
David
Helm
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1-2
Peter/
Jude
Focus on
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Derek
Cleave
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2 Peter/
Jude
Focus on
the Bible
Paul
Gardner
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Reformed Commentaries on the Letters of John and Revelation

Richard Phillips wrote the Revelation volume in the award-winning Reformed Expository Commentary series. Dr. Phillips kindly participated in a Q & A with Best Bible Commentaries, which can be read here.

Biblical
Book
Commentary
Series
Commentary
Author
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1-3
John
Preaching
the Word
David
Allen
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1-3
John
Focus on
the Bible
Michael
Eaton
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1-3
John
Reformed
Expository
Commentary
Douglas
Sean
O’Donnell
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RevelationPreaching
the Word
James
Hamilton
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RevelationReformed
Expository
Commentary
Richard
Phillips
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RevelationFocus on
the Bible
Paul
Gardner
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RevelationCrossway
Classics
Matthew
Henry
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One-Volume Whole Bible Reformed Commentaries

TitleAuthorBrowse
Jamieson,
Fausset,
and Brown
Jamieson,
Fausset,
and Brown
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The
MacArthur
Commentary
John
MacArthur
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Matthew
Henry’s
Commentary
Matthew
Henry
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References

[1] https://www.gotquestions.org/reformed-theology.html

[2] https://journal.rts.edu/article/from-the-archives-the-five-points-of-calvinism/

[3] https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-reformed-theology-not/

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