The Confessional Presbyterian 5 (2009)

CPJ-5-mastheadThis issue is 328 pp (approx. 298,641 words). With this issue of The Confessional Presbyterian Journal (the fifth), we hit a five year stride, added a reviews editor and began the full color portraitures by Mike Mahon. There is a lot to like about this issue and it would not surprise me if it is many’s favorite. It remains in print.

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Contents.

3.      The Westminster Assembly & the Judicial Law: A Chronological Compilation and Analysis. Part One: Chronology. By Chris Coldwell

56.      The Westminster Assembly & the Judicial Law: A Chronological Compilation and Analysis. Part Two: Analysis. By Matthew Winzer

89.      John Calvin on the Doctrine of Divine Revelation. By W. Gary Crampton. Th.D.

115.      Samuel Rutherford’s Contribution to Covenant Theology in Scotland. By D. Patrick Ramsey

127.      Presbyterian Quintessence: The Five ‘Heads’ of Church Government. By Frank J. Smith, Ph.D., D.D.

161.      Johannes Megapolensis: Pioneer Reformed Missionary to the Mohawks. By Wes Bredenhof

170.      An Answer to the Challenge of Preaching the Old Testament: An Historical & Theological Examination of the Redemptive-Historical Approach. By Rev. Anthony T. Selvaggio, J.D., M. Div.

185.      The Deacon: A Divine Right Office with Divine Uses. By C. N. Willborn

199.      Francis Turretin and Barthianism: The Covenant of Works in Historical Perspective. By James J. Cassidy

214.      Pictures of Jesus and the Sovereignty of Divine Revelation: Recent Literature and a Defense of the Confessional Reformed View. By David VanDrunen

229.      The Sabbath Day and Recreations on the Sabbath: An Examination of the Sabbath and the Biblical Basis for the “No Recreation” Clause in Westminster Confession of Faith 21.8 and Westminster Larger Catechism 117. By Lane Keister

239.      “So Great a Love”—James Durham on Christ and His Church in the Song of Solomon. By Donald John MacLean

256       Reviews & Responses: Review: J. Todd Billings, Union with Christ: A Doctrine in Contention; Michael Horton, Covenant and Salvation: Union with Christ; Mark A. Garcia, Life in Christ: Union with Christ and the Twofold Grace in Calvin’s Theology (Jeff Waddington) 256 ■ Cornelius P. Venema, Accepted and Renewed in Christ. The “Twofold Grace of God” and the Interpretation of Calvin’s Theology (Richard B. Gaffin) 269 ■ Michael S. Horton, People and Place: A Covenant Ecclesiology (Wes Bredenhof) 274 ■ Daniel R. Hyde, In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace (Ryan M. McGraw) 276 ■ J. van Genderen and W. H. Velema, Concise Reformed Dogmatics (James E. Dolezal) 278 ■ Charles E. Hill, From the Lost Teaching of Polycarp: Identifying Irenaeus’ Apostolic Presbyter and the Author of ad Diognetum (R. Scott Clark) 283 ■ Harold W. Hoehner, Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary (Guy Prentiss Waters) 286 ■ Sinclair Ferguson, In Christ Alone: Living the Christ Centered Life (Christopher A. Hutchinson) 290 ■ Edward T. Welch, Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest (Daniel F. Patterson) 292 ■

296       Psallo: Psalm 42

298       In Translatiōne: Part II. John Brown of Wamphray: Singing of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs in the Public Worship of God

305       Antiquary: The James Durham MSS Held by Glasgow University Library

308       Bibliography

324       Author Index, The Confessional Presbyterian, volumes 1–5 (2005–2009).

328       The Editor and Contributing Editors

In Brief: James Walker’s Assessment of Samuel Rutherford (126) ■ “The Office of Deacon:” Extracts from The Presbyterian Quarterly {April, 1896} (198) ■ The Intent of Larger Catechism 109 Regarding Pictures of Christ’s Humanity (227) ■

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