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Presbyterian and Reformed churches have always been interested in the covenant idea, first the covenant of grace in Christ, but also a covenant with Adam before sin, commonly called the covenant of works. But what the covenant of works really meant in the 17th century, when it became standard orthodoxy, is often very poorly understood today. That ignorance has contributed to modifications which are not always for the better. Read More →
Since the time of my studies in Edinburgh I have been interested in the subject of Christian Baptism. Some of the historical research for this study was done in that city using the facilities of the Free Church of Scotland College and also the excellent collection in New College.
As an evangelical Presbyterian, I recognise many of my brothers and sisters in Christ hold different views on both the mode and subjects of baptism. They are still my brothers and sisters, yet we must seek to overcome needless barriers. This study is a peaceable plea for a fresh examination of the question of the mode in the light of a concise but thorough survey of the data of Scripture together with historical analysis.
Dr Ward has written a short and simple introduction to the Westminster Confession which will be welcomed by layperson and student alike for its clarity, force, and expert scholarship. It will do much to foster a sound understanding of the basic teaching of the Confession not only in its original historical and theological context, but also in its relevance for today. It is a really useful little book for those who want to grow in their understanding of the Reformed faith in general, and the theology of the Westminster Confession in particular.
Head of Theology, Reformed Theological College, Melbourne
Given the status of the Westminster Confession in Presbyterian circles, it is important that we have some idea of its origins and context. There are a number of scholarly works that provide such but these are often highly technical and expensive. Thus, it is great that Rowland Ward has provided the church with this fine, concise introduction to the Westminster Assembly. Clearly written and very accessible, Christians everywhere will benefit from Rev. Ward’s learning, lightly worn.
Carl R. Trueman,
Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
This volume, reflecting the author’s careful study over many years of the Westminster Assembly, provides an excellent supplement to standard commentaries and other studies on the Confession and Catechisms. I commend it highly.
Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.,
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus
Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA
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