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Turretin vol. 2, review

Turretin, Francis.  Institutes of Elenctic Theology vol 2. Hard to know where to start. Turretin is simply majestic. He was the greatest Reformed theologian of all time. Ideally, this review would give an indepth analysis of all of Turretin’s key … Continue reading

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Messiah: Governor of the Nations

Messiah: Governor of the Nations of the Earth by Alexander McLeod, D.D. This is a lengthy pamphlet outlining the basic Covenanter (and Reformed) view of Christ the Mediator and what this doctrine entails for the civil magistrate.  It is no … Continue reading

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A Faith Worth Teaching (notes)

This book was given to me courtesy of a dear friend. The historical essays are interesting but nothing earth-shattering.  The true “money” is in the doctrinal essays, especially the ones by Horton and Jones.   Washed from my sins Standard … Continue reading

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Review of Preus Post-Reformation Lutheranism

Like Richard Muller in the Reformed tradition, Robert Preus shows how theological prolegomena orders the rest of one’s theology. While as a Reformed Christian I will disagree with both some of his conclusions and method, I appreciate the rigor and … Continue reading

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The recons flee defeated on Christology

Here’s the context behind my recent post on Rushdoony.  I participated on a facebook thread where several kinist-reconstructionists were attacking Eastern Orthodoxy.  That put me in an odd decision, for I, too, have criticized EO.  But their arguments were just … Continue reading

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Barth and Ramsey on Political Power

This is a summary of Oliver O’Donovan’s essay of similar title, found in Bonds of Imperfection.  What’s important is not so much the conclusions reached, but how they are reached. Ramsey: The crux of the difference between pacifists and justifiable-war Christians turns on … Continue reading

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Patristic Age and Politics

From the O’Donovans’ From Irenaeus to Grotius. These are summary points of the introductions to each section. Outline on Irenaeus to Grotius Baptismal rules treated military as a problematic profession. There were Christians in the armed forces. The difficulty explained The … Continue reading

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