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Table of Contents for a book I am working on. Should be out in early 2013 via RBAP. Watch for new RBAP website coming soon near you. Table of Contents     Preface………………………………………………………………………………………………   1.      The Ultimate Reason for Creation: Creation for the glory of God…… Exposition of Romans 11:36…………………………………………………………………… Implications of Romans 11:36………………………………………………………………….   2.      The Divine Agents of Creation: Creation by the triune God…………… Defining our Terms…………………………………………………………………………….. Three  [ Read More ]

GEERHARDUS VOS, OLD PRINCETON, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REFORMED BIBLICAL THEOLOGY IN HISTORICAL-THEOLOGICAL CONTEXT (4)

Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Vos’ Unique Contribution in Historical-Theological Perspective   There are at least four opinions as to Vos’ unique contribution to the Reformed theological tradition. The Methodological Unification of the Princeton Old Testament tradition with the Federal Theology of Reformed Orthodoxy   Wallace claims:   [W]hat is unique to Vos is the methodological unification of the Princeton Old Testament tradition  [ Read More ]

GEERHARDUS VOS, OLD PRINCETON, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF REFORMED BIBLICAL THEOLOGY IN HISTORICAL-THEOLOGICAL CONTEXT (3)

 Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Influences upon Vos outside of Princeton   Introduction   Due to various unfortunate factors, it is difficult to determine Vos’ early dependence on others with much certainty. Gaffin agrees, when he says:   In his inaugural address given in May 1894 Vos, conscious of occupying a new chair in the Seminary, undertakes a full treatment of biblical theology as a special discipline  [ Read More ]

Part 1 is here. Old Princeton and Biblical Theology prior to Vos   In Taylor’s Old Testament in the Old Princeton School, while not approving of old Princeton’s conservative, confessional Reformed theology, she analyzes various Princeton professors and their view of the Old Testament. Writing in one of the forewords, Mark Noll claims that Old Testament scholarship at “old Princeton seminary was fundamental to that institution’s self-definition as a confessional  [ Read More ]

Introduction   To understand Vos’ contribution to Reformed biblical theology in historical-theological balance, it is important to understand the context in which he thought and wrote and the possible influences upon his biblical-theological method. We have already discussed his education. Certainly those formative years of theological study impacted him.But what about the context atPrinceton immediately antecedent to Vos’ professorship and illustrious career? Was there a form of biblical theology taking  [ Read More ]

Dr. Richard Daniels on “The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More than a Memory”

Christian Focus Publications will be publishing a book I wrote earlier this year. It should come out in 2013. Here is one endorsement.   There are at least three qualities that combine for the making of good “stewards of the mysteries of God:” skill in the interpretation of Scripture, familiarity with the history of Christian thought (for perspective, insight and the detection of error), and acquaintance with the human heart  [ Read More ]

Abstract of The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology

ABSTRACT     The thesis of this study is that Geerhardus Vos’ biblical-theological method should be viewed as a post-Enlightenment continuation of the pre-critical federal theology of seventeenth-century Reformed orthodoxy. Vos wrote in the context of the liberalism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His biblical-theological methodology was largely a resuscitation of the federal theology of seventeenth-century Reformed orthodoxy adapted to the times in which it was written.  [ Read More ]

New book: The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology, Pascal Denault

Here’s my endorsement of this important book. It is available from Solid Ground Christian Books. Denault compares 17th-century paedobaptist and credobaptist formulations of federalism. This book by Pascal Denault is a welcome addition to the literature on an issue that has vexed many for too long. It is clear that the seventeenth-century Particular Baptists’ formulation of covenant theology in the Second London Confession of Faith – 1677/89 (cf. 2nd LCF  [ Read More ]

The Son-Tilted Focus of Creation: Creation for the Son of God (Part 3)

Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Consequences of Colossians 1:16   There are many consequences of this assertion by the Apostle Paul. We will focus on ones that are immediately related to our subject matter–creation and its implications.   The Son is God the Creator.   Paul’s language is all-inclusive. The Son is the Creator of all things. “For by Him all things were created, both in the  [ Read More ]

TOC for Southern California Reformed Baptist Pastors’ Conference 2012 Papers

Table of Contents     Preface……………………… Richard C. Barcellos, Ph.D.  1. THEOLOGY: Its Sacred Character…………………… Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.  2. THEOLOGY: Its Proper Definition, Necessary Presuppositions, and Scientific Divisions…… Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.  3. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: Its Specific Idea, Scientific Relationships, and Organizational Method…………………………………………………………………………………………… Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.  4. SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: Its Legitimate Necessity………………………………………. Samuel E. Waldron, Ph.D.  5. AN EXEGETICAL CASE STUDY IN THE DOXOLOGICAL TRAJECTORY OF THE CANON: Ephesians 1:8-10 in Light of  [ Read More ]

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