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Justification, Volume 1

Justification, Volume 1

by Michael Horton, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

The doctrine of justification stands at the center of our systematic reflection on the meaning of salvation as well as our piety, mission, and life together. In his two-volume work on the doctrine of justification, Michael Horton seeks not simply to repeat noble doctrinal formulas and traditional proof texts, but to encounter the remarkable biblical justific… Read more…

Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies

Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies

by Michael Allen

Seeking to move beyond current heated debates on justification, this accessible introduction offers a fresh, alternative approach to a central theological topic. Michael Allen locates justification within the wider context of the gospel, allowing for more thoughtful engagement with the Bible, historical theology, and the life of the church. Allen considers s… Read more…

Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation

Reformed Catholicity: The Promise of Retrieval for Theology and Biblical Interpretation

by J. Todd Billings, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

Can Christians and churches be both catholic and Reformed? In this volume, two accomplished young theologians argue that to be Reformed means to go deeper into true catholicity rather than away from it. Their manifesto for a catholic and Reformed approach to dogmatics seeks theological renewal through retrieval of the rich resources of the historic Christian… Read more…

Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic

Christian Dogmatics: Reformed Theology for the Church Catholic

by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

This one-volume introduction to systematic theology draws deeply on the catholic and Reformed heritage to present the major doctrines of the Christian faith, displaying the power of theological retrieval for the church's renewal. Leading Reformed theologians, such as Kevin Vanhoozer, John Webster, Michael Horton, and Oliver Crisp, offer the "state o… Read more…

Reformation Readings of Paul Explorations in History and Exegesis

Reformation Readings of Paul Explorations in History and Exegesis

by Michael Allen and Jonathan A. Linebaugh

Did the Protestant Reformers understand Paul correctly? Has the church today been unduly influenced by Reformation-era misreadings of the Pauline epistles? These questions—especially as they pertain to Martin Luther's interpretation of the Pauline doctrine of justification—have been at the forefront of much discussion within biblical studies and theo… Read more…

Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit

by Michael Allen, Scott R. Swain and Christopher R. J. Holmes

Who is the Holy Spirit and how does the Spirit come to be in relation to the Father and the Son? What is the mission of the Spirit and where does it come from? Chris Holmes takes up the questions surrounding the Spirit’s procession and mission with the help of three of the church’s greatest teachers—Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Karl Barth… Read more…

Triune God

Triune God

by Fred Sanders, Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

New Studies in Dogmatics seeks to retrieve the riches of Christian doctrine for the sake of contemporary theological renewal. Following in the tradition of G. C. Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics, this series will provide thoughtful, concise, and readable treatments of major theological topics, expressing the biblical, creedal, and confessional shape of… Read more…

Sanctification

Sanctification

by Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain

The holy has been defined existentially and sociologically, and churches too often allow their expectations regarding holiness to be prompted by existential aspirations or the social mores of the Christian community. Perhaps it is not surprising that many view holiness as accidental or expendable, even as a legalistic and conformist posture opposed to the fr… Read more…

Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary

Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary

by Michael Horton, Peter A. Lillback, Robert Letham, J. V. Fesko, Gerald Bray, Robert Kolb, Graham A. Cole, Matthew Barrett, Michael Allen, Donald Macleod, Aaron Denlinger, Eunjin Kim, Douglas Kelly, Korey Maas, Keith A. Mathison and Mich Reeves

Five hundred years ago, the Reformers were defending doctrines such as justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture, and God's grace in salvation—some to the point of death. Many of these same essential doctrines are still being challenged today, and there has never been a more crucial time to hold fast to the enduring truth of Scripture. … Read more…