New From Richard Gamble . . .

Thanks to Alex for drawing my attention to this fairly recent volume by professor at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Richard C. Gamble. This is vol. 1 of a projected 3 volume set in which, according to the publisher, "Richard Gamble offers a comprehensive theology attuned to the methodological advantages of biblical theology combined with the… Continue reading New From Richard Gamble . . .

On Rejecting Reformed Scholasticism

Reading through Muller's Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics (PRRD) is a profound experience. In these pages, one learns how the fibers of the Reformation and Reformed teaching are found in the early and medieval church. For example, one of Muller's points is that Reformed scholastics (from early to late orthodoxy) did not totally break from all previous… Continue reading On Rejecting Reformed Scholasticism

Climbing Up On God’s Desk: Muller, Reformed Dogmatics, and Archetype/Ectype

My 4 volume set of Muller's Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics came in yesterday; I was tempted to stay up all night, but Sunday's sermons are more pressing.  By the way - thanks to Matt for pointing this CBD sale out. Here's Muller describing "the relationship between archetypal and ectypal theology - a precondition of Christian doctrine" (I.229). … Continue reading Climbing Up On God’s Desk: Muller, Reformed Dogmatics, and Archetype/Ectype

Muller on Reformed Scholasticism

I appreciate the work of Richard Muller. Here is part of the reason why: He said, The identification of the covenant of works as a consequent doctrine [in protestant scholasticism] surely accounts for: 1) The varied terminology (covenant of works, nature, creation, innocence), associated with it 2) For its absence from some of the major Reformed theological systems… Continue reading Muller on Reformed Scholasticism

St. Cyril on Who – not What – God is

Reading Cyril of Alexandria's (5th century church father) commentary on John's gospel is a treat.  Here is a portion of Cyril commenting on the latter part of John 8, where Jesus says "Before Abraham was, I AM."  Notice how Cyril directs us not to what God is (his being), but who he is (his attributes as Scripture… Continue reading St. Cyril on Who – not What – God is