This book provides a focus for future discussion in one of the most important debates within historical theology within the protestant tradition - the debate about the definition of a category of analysis that operates over five centuries ...
Author: Matthew C. Bingham
This book provides a focus for future discussion in one of the most important debates within historical theology within the protestant tradition - the debate about the definition of a category of analysis that operates over five centuries of religious faith and practice and in a globalising religion. In March 2009, TIME magazine listed ‘the new Calvinism’ as being among the ‘ten ideas shaping the world.’ In response to this revitalisation of reformation thought, R. Scott Clark and D. G. Hart have proposed a definition of ‘Reformed’ that excludes many of the theologians who have done most to promote this driver of global religious change. In this book, the Clark-Hart proposal becomes the focus of a debate. Matthew Bingham, Chris Caughey, and Crawford Gribben suggest a broader and (they argue) more historically responsible definition for ‘Reformed,’ as Hart and Scott respond to their arguments.
The 28 essays by Dirkie Smit selected for this volume deal with such questions.
Author: Dirkie Smit
Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
What does it mean to be Reformed Christians in the world today ? and in Africa and South Africa? What does it mean to commemorate the legacy of John Calvin (1509-1564) after 500 years ? in a modern world characterised by democracy, by popular notions of human dignity and human rights, by worldwide struggles for individual freedoms and for social justice, by a global economy in crisis ? when social historians argue about the lasting contribution of Calvin and his followers precisely with respect to all these modern phenomena? The 28 essays by Dirkie Smit selected for this volume deal with such questions.
" But what does this slogan mean? This volume gathers thirteen essays written by a younger generation of Reformed theologians who teach and write on five different continents, who together offer this work in Christian systematic theology.
Author: David Hadley Jensen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
One of the most persistent slogans of Reformed theology is that it is "reformed and always being reformed." But what does this slogan mean? This volume gathers thirteen essays written by a younger generation of Reformed theologians who teach and write on five different continents, who together offer this work in Christian systematic theology. Unlike many other works of Reformed theology, however, this book is framed by pressing contextual issues and questions (instead of traditional loci). Each chapter engages classical doctrine, but does so through the lens of contemporary, lived experience in particular contexts. The result is not a theology where doctrines are "applied" to contexts, but an approach where doctrine and context mutually shape one another. The contributors take seriously the notion that theology is "always being reformed" and is always partial, ever on the way--hence it requires conversation partners beyond the Reformed family of faith. The result is a study in Reformed theology that is thoroughly ecumenical.
This book presents various viewpoints, values, and commitments found throughout the denomination. Discussion and reflection questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for individual and group study.
Author: Robert H. Bullock, Jr.
Publisher: Geneva Press
Beginning with the motto "The Church Reformed and Always Being Reformed," thirteen Presbyterian leaders and representatives of a number of different groups across the theological spectrum offer their reflections on the current state of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and what the denomination needs today. This book presents various viewpoints, values, and commitments found throughout the denomination. Discussion and reflection questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for individual and group study.
Conclusion The Always Being Reformed Church The previous chapters sketch
the doctrinal distinctives and emphases of Reformed churches , surveying
centuries past as well as varieties present . Again , this book has limits . It surveys
Author: Michael Allen
Publisher: T&T Clark
Introduces Reformed theology by surveying the doctrinal concerns that have shaped its historical development.
A concise and readable study for laypersons and clergy alike, this book is indispensable for all informed people in many different confessional communities.
Author: John H. Leith
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A concise and readable study for laypersons and clergy alike, this book is indispensable for all informed people in many different confessional communities. With the passion of one who not only observes but believes, John Leith touches on all aspects of Reformed history, theology, polity, liturgy, and Christian culture with a balance of enthusiasm and critical judgment that always rings true.
Think of the news stories that have rocked our nation. Men on the moon. Victory in war. Celebrity deaths. These are nothing compared to the magnitude of the news of what God did in Jesus Christ.
Author: Michael Horton
Publisher: Baker Books
In his well-received Christless Christianity Michael Horton offered a prophetic wake-up call for a self-centered American church. With The Gospel-Driven Life he turns from the crisis to the solutions, offering his recommendations for a new reformation in the faith, practice, and witness of contemporary Christianity. This insightful book will guide readers in reorienting their faith and the church's purpose toward the good news of the gospel. The first six chapters explore that breaking news from heaven, while the rest of the book focuses on the kind of community that the gospel generates and the surprising ways in which God is at work in the world. Here is fresh news for Christians who are burned out on hype and are looking for hope.
Weltanschauung which distinguishes the Reformed tradition from other
Protestant traditions , not to mention the Orthodox ... 13 I have also dealt with this
theme in a semi - popular way in On Being Reformed : Distinctive Characteristics
Author: Jacob E Nyenhuis
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
A signal contribution to the fields of church history and theology, this festschrift contains fifteen well-researched essays covering such subjects as religious conflict in the nineteenth century, Hope College history, a noble experiment in unifying community archives, recent ideological conflict in Reformation studies, and contemporary issues in the Reformed Church in America. (Publisher).
MONSIGNOR MICHAEL TYNAN CATECHISM FOR CATHOLICS Being Reformed Distinctive Characteristics and Common Misunderstandings 1. John
Hesselink A guide to living the Faith in our time On Being Reformed 1. John
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Author: Thomas Ford
Publisher: Puritan Publications
The reformers and puritans wrote extensively on being reformed by God’s word. Every Christian ought to jump on that soap box and ride it into eternity. The Christian’s duty is manifold, but always comes back to pressing into the kingdom in being reformed by God. In the first part of this work, Thomas Ford introduces being settled, and prepared or ready, for reformation. What does that mean for being ready to be reformed? What does that mean to have your heart settled in readiness for true reformation to take place? Ford is going to direct Christians to consider that before true Reformation can take place, there must not only be a willingness for Reformation to ensue, but the heart of the recipient must be settled. It is not enough, as Ford will show, to simply desire reformation. One must be settled in their heart to have reformation if it will remain lasting and true. Reformation is a matter of the heart. Ford said, “First, that the hearts of the people are prepared for reformation. Secondly, that the hearts of the people are settled when they are prepared.” In the second part of this work is added Ford’s, "The Times Anatomized." In his own day he desired, along with the Westminster Assembly, to see long lasting true reformation. In desiring this, he wrote this tract demonstrating 30 points of meditation of “current events,” that directly relate to the effectiveness of the Gospel in his own time. It is likely, once you, the reader, make a diligent search of these points, that even today such ideas ought to be pondered by all Christians who desire true reformation. Many things Ford was dealing with in his day, are equally needful to be considered in our own time. This is not a scan or facsimile, has been updated in modern English for easy reading and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.
Before Doug arrived , chaplains , missionaries and church members did the
pastoral work . He and Gertie were distinctly qualified for the task . “ We seemed
to be a good fit being Reformed in theology plus my military experience
... being crypto - Reformed , Rothmann ' s Confession was more a Reformed than
either a Lutheran or a sectarian document . The Confession had a foundational
function in Münster ' s Reformation . Langermann ' s translation suggests that it ...
How does Christianity triumph among people historically oppressed in part by the church itself? Anthony Carter brings positive, informed responses to such questions, thereby enriching our understanding and furthering racial reconciliation.
Author: Anthony J. Carter
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Demonstrates the historical, biblical, and theological consistency of Reformed theology, the richness of the African-American Christian experience, and the merit of bringing the two together.
This book considers basics of Christian faith about the church, conveyed through the perspectives of the Reformed tradition, particularly in its Presbyterian expression from Donald McKim's own context in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Author: Donald K. McKim
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book considers basics of Christian faith about the church, conveyed through the perspectives of the Reformed tradition, particularly in its Presbyterian expression from Donald McKim's own context in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The six chapters deal with ecclesiology: understandings of the church. The book begins by considering the call to follow Jesus in the church, the beginning of the Christian journey. The Reformation slogan "the Church Reformed and Always Being Reformed according to the Word of God" orients us to the nature of the church and God's ongoing work of Word and Spirit within the community of faith. Three of the chapters discuss phrases from the Apostles' Creed. These are "I believe in the Holy Spirit," "the holy catholic church," and "the communion of saints." The final chapter, called "Imagine the Church!" provides theological resources for helping us recognize and experience the God of superabundance who is at work in the world, in the church, and in our own lives (Eph 3:20). Together these essays provide theological understandings of the church while also exploring the meanings and implications of the church for Christian life and experience today.