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Latest Faculty Publication: Fesko on Imputation

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WSC's latest faculty publication comes from Dr. Fesko. He's written an essay entitled, "Reformed Orthodoxy on Imputation: Active and Passive Justification." The essay is part of a special edition of the academic journal, Perichoresis. This special edition of the journal celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by examining contemporary perspectives…
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Latest Faculty Publication: Telfer on Vitringa

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Associate Professor of Biblical Languages, Charles Telfer, has a new book that has just been released, Wrestling with Isaiah: The Exegetical Methodology of Campegius Vitringa (1659-1722). Theologians in the late seventeenth- and early eighteenth century acknowledged that Vitringa was a theologial giant, but sadly the sands of time have buried his…
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Latest Faculty Essays: Godfrey and Fesko

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The latest faculty publications come from Drs. Godfrey and Fesko as contributions to a festschrift for Dr. Jim Renihan, the Dean for the Institute for Reformed Baptist Studies. The essays appear in By Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan, edited by Ronald S. Baines, Richard C. Barcellos, and…
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Arminius Book Review by Dr. Godfrey

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Dr. Godfrey, President of WSC, has just had a book review of Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Oxford: OUP, 2012) by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall. This is one of the latest books on Arminius, and should be consulted when doing research on this famous Dutch theologian. But Dr. Godfrey notes…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 2

Danny Hyde
Why Do I Exist? Q&A 1 Our Ultimate Question “What is the chief and highest end of man?” This is our ultimate question and should be the heartbeat of who we are, thinking of it daily. This is what it is all about as a Christian. To have a “chief…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 1

Danny Hyde
  I am thankful for the invitation to contribute to the Valiant for Truth blog. In the series that follows, I will be offering Meditations on the Larger Catechism, which will include exposition and application of this wonderful statement of Christian teaching from our Reformed Protestant tradition. A Meaty Catechism…
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Calvin as Theologian of Consolation, Part 5

R. Scott Clark
IV. Consolation Preached In part one of this series we considered Calvin’s interpretation of several biblical passages on consolation. In part two we looked at how he harvested a theology of consolation from his exegetical work. In part three we examined what he wrote in his Institutes on consolation, and…
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Calvin as Theologian of Consolation, Part 4

R. Scott Clark
III. Consolation and Pastoral Ministry For Calvin, christian consolation is not only a theological reality but it is also the result of good pastoral practice. Christians often fail to appropriate the consolation they might because they don’t humble themselves to confess their sins to one another. Let us take the…
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Calvin as Theologian of Consolation, Part 3

R. Scott Clark
II. His Theology of Consolation (1559 Institutes) In the previous installment we looked at the way Calvin read Paul’s epistles and how he drew from them a doctrine of consolation, of God’s presence with his people in Christ, by the Spirit, in the gospel, in the sacraments, and in prayer.…
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Calvin as Theologian of Consolation, Part 2

R. Scott Clark
I. Calvin's Exegesis of Consolation (in Paul) In the first part we saw that Calvin was a pilgrim who himself needed the consolation of the gospel, given by the Spirit, through the ministry of Word, sacrament, and prayer. He was also a careful, thoughtful, and sophisticated reader of texts and…
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