When I was in college, getting my degree, I took a class called Systematic Theology. The textbooks I used for that class were the three volume set of Charles Hodge. Not having read any of the other textbooks with the same title I was immediately able to come on board as a fan of Hodge. I remember being frustrated by his incorporating blocks of text that were quotations from ancient texts presented in the ancient languages of greek and latin. Since I did not know enough greek and not any latin, that part of the chapter reading was unprofitable to me. In the CCEL version of the Charles Hodge work, the block quotes are not there so reading Hodge on the CCEL site will be a totally profitable experience.
in reference to: Book Information | Christian Classics Ethereal Library (view on Google Sidewiki)