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All articles & reviews tagged with theology

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August 2019
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Christ and the Law: Antinomianism and the Westminster Assembly

Drawing on newly available primary sources, this title contends that the initial concern of the Westminster Assembly (1643-53) was the growing influence of antinomianism: the belief that, in Christ, the people of God are not subject to the law of God. After tracing the development of this belief, Gamble recounts the Assembly’s interrogation of…

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June 2019
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Journal of the Seminary of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Volume 4.

This edition of the Journal contains seven articles, six by contemporary Free Church (Continuing) ministers who have lectured at the seminary, and one by a nineteenth-century Free Church of Scotland theologian, George Smeaton. The work could have done with better editing. There are too many spelling mistakes and examples of incorrect grammar, and occasionally…

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April 2019
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New Covenant Theology: Weighed and Found Wanting

To read this book was like a breath of fresh air. I could not put it down. Despite the traction that has been gained in the UK among evangelicals by the so-called ‘new covenant theology’ (NCT), it is surprising that so little has been written to critique this theological framework. It is perhaps because…

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September 2017
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Media – Harold Wilson lecture

Religion and theology have a crucial role to play in preventing democracies from descending into populist states where ‘might is right’, a former Archbishop of Canterbury has claimed. In his 2017 Harold Wilson Lecture, delivered to the University of Huddersfield, Dr Rowan Williams said theology might seem an abstract discipline. However, when properly understood…

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The Apostles’ Creed: Truth with Passion

The Apostles’ Creed? Isn’t that a rather unexciting statement of Christian belief, recited every Sunday in parish churches up and down the land? Not so, after reading this book! The subtitle is ‘truth with passion’ and the author warms our hearts as well as engages our intellect as he takes each statement in the…

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Our Great God and Saviour

This book contains a number of studies prepared over the years by Eric Alexander, for the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology organised by Dr James Montgomery Boice. The collection has sixteen studies divided into three sections – the character of God; the salvation of God; and the church of God. These studies are a…

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Discovering God in Stories from the Bible

The book consists of thirteen chapters, each looking at one of the attributes of God. There is also a study guide at the end for each chapter, with questions and suggestions for further study. My initial expectation from the title had been that each chapter would start with a story and then bring out…

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