Category Archives: theology

Review: Cornelius Van Til, an Analysis of his Thought

by John Frame. Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 1995. This is my second time to read through this book.  The question obviously arises:  should you read this book or Bahnsen’s book on Van Til?  They are two different books dealing with two … Continue reading

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Frame, Review: Doctrine of the Word of God

A fitting end to a fine series. This isn’t Frame’s best work ever (that would either be DG or DCL) but it is good and there are legitimate reasons for this volume’s limitations. Frame wanted to get his book on … Continue reading

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Review: Vos, Redemptive History

Vos, Geerhardus.  Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation.  P&R, 1980. While a collection of individual essays, in many ways this is a coherent whole of Vos’s larger theology.  We can review the material around several themes: biblical theology, covenant, and eschatology. … Continue reading

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Review: Berkouwer, the Work of Christ

Berkouwer follows the movement of the Apostle’s Creed in showing forth the work (economy) of Christ. Berkouwer wants to maintain the unity of the Person and Work of Christ, so he sees the Incarnation as contingent upon man’s fall. Message … Continue reading

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Notes on Schilder’s Christ and Culture

by Klaas Schilder, 1890-1952. Translation of Christus en Cultuur ISBN 0-88756-008-3 The numbers represent the sections in the book. (2) The Christian must engage culture because we are prophet, priest, king. It is our task. (3a) Part of our difficulty … Continue reading

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Bahnsen on Shepherd on Justification

This is from his tape set on Calvin’s Institutes.  I think it is tape GB449b. “I think [this] is rather convoluted. Let me very briefly point out, some people will say James can’t mean the word justify in a forensic … Continue reading

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Always Obedient (Schilder)

I want to thank the Rev. John Barach for spurring my interest in Schilder.  Barach’s lectures on covenant and election were a big help, also. History History, including the covenant, is a unity because it is a work of the … Continue reading

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