Ok, ok, I admit it–I love the Puritans. Love the Puritans. Whenever I read them, I feel at home. Like I have come to a safe place wherein I know that I will always hear the gospel, receive moral instruction, spiritual edification, and discover anew the glory and majesty of God. Stale, legalistic, boring are [...]
Category Archive for 'Reformation Theology'
Today I have deals on two books. Both books deal with differing, though specific, elements of John Calvin’s thought. Both are academic studies and are intended for specialists on Calvin, or related fields. First, Serene Jones takes a fresh look at Calvin’s masterpiece Institutes of the Christian Religion and draws a compelling portrait of [...]
J. Todd Billings, professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary, is firmly establishing himself as a fresh and dynamic spokesman for Reformed theology. His latest book, Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church eschews many of the recent popular and scholarly caricatures of Reformed theology, and seeks to recapture the Reformation [...]
Reformed scholasticism is for most people a largely unknown era in theology. Reformed Christians tend to skip right over it much like American Christians skip from Augustine to Calvin, Calvin to Edwards, and Edwards to Graham. But if the Reformed tradition is to be understood, the scholastic period must be well vetted, its development documented, [...]
CBD, (Christianbook.com) is launching a new website (CBDReformed.com) to serve the prolific readers within the Reformed tradition. Already live, CBDReformed is sure to stir up competition for, and conversation among, Reformed readers. Reformed believers are, perhaps, the most well read, articulate, theologically rooted, and historically grounded groups in all of Christianity. Not only are they [...]
Martin Luther’s Understanding of God’s Two Kingdoms. By William J. Wright. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009. Pp. 203. ISBN 978-8010-3884-6. $29.99. (Christianbook.com $21.99). Martin Luther’s doctrine of the “two kingdoms” has influenced much of western political thought. One might even say that many of the political constructs in the West today are either directly descended [...]