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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…

The God of the Gospel Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology

The God of the Gospel Robert Jenson's Trinitarian Theology

by Scott R. Swain

Who is the God of the gospel? Robert W. Jenson's way of answering this question, according to Scott Swain, hinges on the nature of the relationship between God in himself and the redemptive events through which God becomes our God. Swain first locates Jenson's pursuit of a relentlessly 'evangelical' understanding of God in t… 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…

Retrieving Eternal Generation

Retrieving Eternal Generation

by Fred Sanders and Scott R. Swain

Although the doctrine of eternal generation has been affirmed by theologians of nearly every ecclesiastical tradition since the fourth century, it has fallen on hard times among evangelical theologians since the nineteenth century. The doctrine has been a structural element in two larger doctrinal complexes: Christology and the Trinity. The neglect of the do… Read more…