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Mystical Presence

Mystical Presence

by John Williamson Nevin and Linden J DeBie

The Mystical Presence (1846), John Williamson Nevin's magnum opus, was an attempt to combat the sectarianism and subjectivism of nineteenth-century American religion by recovering the robust sacramental and incarnational theology of the Protestant Reformation, enriched with the categories of German idealism. In it, he makes the historical case for the sp… Read more…

Incarnate Word

Incarnate Word

by Philip Schaff and John Williamson Nevin

The Incarnate Word contains a selection of the key writings on the doctrines of Christology produced by the theologians of Mercersburg Seminary during the middle of the nineteenth century. Despite the seminary's small stature and marginal position within American religious life, these texts represent some of the most profound wrestlings with the doctrine… Read more…

Born of Water and the Spirit

Born of Water and the Spirit

by Philip Schaff and John Williamson Nevin

Born of Water and the Spirit presents essays on the sacraments by the three major representatives of "Mercersburg Theology," John Nevin, Philip Schaff, and Emanuel Gerhart. It focuses on Mercersburg's doctrine of baptism and Christian nurture, attempts to correct putative deficiencies of the major Reformed trajectories (e.g., New England and Prin… Read more…

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic, Tome 1

One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic, Tome 1

by John Williamson Nevin and Sam HamstraJr

The mid-nineteenth century is a gold mine for contemporary scholars interested in American Protestant ecclesiology. There one will find the extensive writings of John Nevin who came to the notice of the theological world with The Anxious Bench, a critique of the "quackery" of Protestant revivalism. Influenced by a critical appropriation of cutting-ed… Read more…

Coena Mystica

Coena Mystica

by Charles Hodge and John Williamson Nevin

Coena Mystica contains the never-before-reprinted text of John Williamson Nevin's response to Charles Hodge's devastating critiques of his 1846 magnum opus, The Mystical Presence. Initially appearing in twelve issues of the little-known Weekly Messenger of the German Reformed Church and almost entirely neglected by historians since, Nevin's respo… Read more…