Reformed Theology (Doing Theology Series)
This book introduces Reformed theology by surveying the doctrinal concerns that have shaped its historical development. The book sketches the diversity of the Reformed tradition through the past five centuries even as it highlights the continuity with regard to certain...
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This book introduces Reformed theology by surveying the doctrinal concerns that have shaped its historical development. The book sketches the diversity of the Reformed tradition through the past five centuries even as it highlights the continuity with regard to certain theological emphases. In so doing, it accentuates that Reformed theology is marked by both formal ('the always reforming church') and material ('the Reformed church') interests. Furthermore, it attends to both revisionary and conservative trends within the Reformed tradition.
^ ^^The book covers eight major theological themes: Word of God, covenant, God and Christ, sin and grace, faith, worship, confessions and authority, and culture and eschatology. It engages a variety of Reformed confessional writings, as well as a number of individual theologians (including Zwingli, Calvin, Bullinger, Bucer, Beza, Owen, Turretin, Edwards, Schleiermacher, Hodge, Shedd, Heppe, Bavinck, Barth, and Niebuhr).
^^^'Clear, calm and illuminating, this book offers a loving and generous commendation of the classical Reformed tradition of doctrine and spiritual practice.'
- John Webster, FRSE, Chair of Systematic Theology, Department of Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK.
^^^'Michael Allen's account of Reformed theology admirably joins clarity with precision, accessibility with gravity, and conviction with charity. Especially strong is the book's thorough attention to major Reformed figures like John Calvin and Karl Barth and major statements of Reformed faith like the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Confession. While Allen does not shy away from full treatment of differences among Reformed theologians, his accent rests upon the distinctive ways in which Reformed theology incorporates and interprets the historic Christian message. The book is a splendid introduction for those who are in Reformed churches and an inviting invitation to dialogue with those who are not.' - Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, USA.
^^^^'This is a splendid volume. Drawing deeply from the past while engaging a wide variety of contemporary voices, Reformed Theology nevertheless summarizes the richness of Reformed teaching with clarity and insight. Allen focuses on the main issues and beneath the superb brevity lies a deep reservoir of research.'
- Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology, Westminster Seminary California, USA.
R Michael Allen (Ph.D., Wheaton Graduate School) is Assistant Professor of Theology, Knox Theological Seminary and is the author of The Christ's Faith: A Dogmatic Account, in the new series T. & T. Clark Studies in Systematic Theology and Doing Theology: Reformed Theology (T. & T. Clark ; 2010)
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: What Is Reformed Theology?; Chapter One: Word Of God; Chapter Two: Covenant; Chapter Three: God And Christ; Chapter Four: Faith And Salvation; Chapter Five: Sin And Grace; Chapter Six: Worship; Chapter Seven: Confessions And Authority; Chapter Eight: Culture And Eschatology; Conclusion: The Always Being Reformed Church; Index.