‘Professor Reist provides us with a careful and fully documented account of the themes and the structure of the Institutes…. His years of living with Calvin’s writings are reflected in an ability to penetrate to the inner logic and development of the Reformer’s thought and effectively to counter many of the gross misunderstandings represented among […]
The author goes to the sources, exploring impulses to unity within the reformed tradition. Dr. Sorge’s reading of Calvin, set within the context of Ephesians 4, shows that concern for theological integrity and commitment to the church’s unity are not at odds. To the contrary, it is theological integrity that is the ground for preserving […]
Dr. Kerr, in his short biographical sketch, but mainly in his discriminating selection of Calvin’s letters, treatises, addresses, prayers and even a hymn, brings the religious genius of Geneva to life. Outstanding here is the very heart of Calvin’s legacy to Christendom: Institutes of the Christian Religion.
John Calvin (1509-64) was a key figure in what we now call the European Reformation; but his influence extends to the twentieth century, most notably through the theology of Karl Barth. Outstanding as biblical scholar, preacher and practical Church reformer, Calvin intended all his work to be service of the Word of God. Although couched […]
The essays in this book demonstrate that a theology shaped by the biblical narratives and grounded in the practices of the Christian community can provide resources to enable people to regain a public voice in a pluralistic culture. Ronald Theimann challenges us to develop a public theology that remains based in the particulars of Christian […]
There is a yearning among many members of the Presbyterian Church for a life of faith that is newer, fresher, and more vibrant. “Growing in the Life of Christian Faith” is a resource that examines both the contemporary desire for a more lively life of faith and the way in which that desire might be […]
In Theology and Worship Occasional Paper No. 15, Leanne Van Dyk develops a lively metaphor for thinking theologically. Growing Up Theologically spins out the process of organic growth as an imaginative way of understanding ourselves as people who can and do reflect on Christian faith and life, and who can mature in our theological thinking.
This book introduces the major beliefs of Presbyterians. It is written nontechnically to provide readers with a clear discussion of what Presbyterians believe about key theological topics. It is arranged according to three broad headings: the God Who Reveals, Creates, and Guides; the Christ Who Saves People like Us; and the Church, Where Faith Begins, […]
This excellent resource presents short, meaningful selections from major Reformed theologians of Europe, the British Isles, and America during the classical period of 1519-1799. Arranged thematically according to major doctrines, the book identifies significant theological points, illustrating both the distinctiveness and diversity of Reformed thought.
This volume demonstrates a central conviction of the Reformed tradition – that theology must honor the historic witness of the church as catholic while being faithful to the new tasks of the present-day church. It offers selections from Reformed theology, creeds, confessions, and church documents of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.