Tag Archives: justification

FV Joint Statement Exposed, part 1

http://www.federal-vision.com/resources/joint_FV_Statement.pdf Our Triune God We affirm that the triune God is the archetype of all covenantal relations. The problem with this is archetypal theology is specifically not communicable to ectypal theology. As the Waters Cover the Sea This section is fine, but … Continue reading

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Harvest of Medieval Theology

Narrowly speaking, this is a work on the theology of Gabriel Biel. As it is, one must be careful extrapolating Biel’s thought onto the canvas of late medieval theology. On the other hand, Oberman conclusively argues that Biel’s nominalism is … Continue reading

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Trial and Triumph of Faith

Rutherford, Samuel.  The Trial and Triumph of Faith.  Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth. In this volume you are able to see a side of Samuel Rutherford that isn’t quite as flowery as his *Letters,* nor as analytical as *Lex, Rex.* … Continue reading

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Review Hodge Systematic Theology

Charles Hodge is the highpoint of American theology. While Dabney searched deeper into the issues, Hodge’s position (if only because the North won) allowed him a wider influence. Thornwell was the more brilliant orator and Palmer the greater preacher, but … Continue reading

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Augustine, Spirit and the Letter

Initial argument: to respond to Pelagius’s claim that one can live a sinless life. Other topics addressed: justification by free grace, spiritual interpretation, the nature of human willing and choosing. Observations:  There are many important topics in this book, yet … Continue reading

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Are we Together (Sproul)?

As a general rule I don’t get excited about Sproul.  He is a Nestorian and his son is a lunatic. Still, this book was relatively good. Excellent contrast between Rome and Protestantism. Short on analysis and critique. Offers some pointers … Continue reading

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