The Confessional Presbyterian 7 (2011)

CPJ-7-mastheadThis issue is 256 pp (approx. 226,534 words). The seventh issue of The Confessional Presbyterian journal features the Scottish Reformer John Knox on the cover. Some find the image a bit scary; certainly the Queen of Scots feared him. It is drawn from the picture imagining the first Protestant communion celebrated in Scotland. I like it. This was another packed issue but I would single out the translation of the preface to the Constance hymnal (c.1533) as perhaps the most significant single piece in the issue, presented in translation with the original text in photo-reproduction. The issue remains in print and available.

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Contents.

3.      Holy Communion in the Theology of John Knox. By Glen J. Clary

25.      John Knox and the Reformation by the Rev. Dr. James Begg. By Iain Wright

41.      The Early Reformation in Scotland. By W. Duncan Rankin

47.      Reformed Presbyterian Criticism of the 1859 Ulster Revival’s Impact on Worship and Church Order. By Daniel Ritchie

65.      1812–1822: The Development of Princeton’s Polemic. By Allen Stanton

77.      The Calvinistic Soteriology of Jonathan Dickinson. By Gary Steward

87.      An Introduction to T. V. Moore through his Essay on Juvenile Delinquency. By Barry Waugh

99.      The Basis and Practice of Christian Mission to Jews 1520–1860. By Rowland S. Ward

111.      The Benediction in Corporate Worship. By Ryan M. McGraw

123.      The Abrahamic Covenant and the Kingdom of God. By Jeong Koo Jeon

139.      On the Shoulders of Giants: Van Til’s Appropriation of Warfield and Kuyper. By Jeffrey C. Waddington

147.      The Modal Transcendental Argument for God’s Existence. By David Reiter

153.      The Lord and His Messengers: Toward a Trinitarian Interpretation of Malachi 3:1–4. By Camden M. Bucey

164       Reviews & Responses: Michael Horton, The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way (Wes Bredenhof) 164 ■ Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship (James E. Dolezal) 167 ■ Response: “On the Scope and Scopus of ‘Always Reforming,’ A Response to James Dolezal” (Kevin Vanhoozer) 172 ■ Surrejoinder to Kevin Vanhoozer (James E. Dolezal) 175 ■ Paul Helm, Eternal God: A Study of God Without Time, 2nd ed. (Patrick Arnold) 178 ■ Willem J. Van Asselt, et al., Scholastic Discourse: Johannes Maccovius (1588–1644) on Theological and Philosophical Distinctions and Rules (Wes White) 183 ■ T. V. Moore, The Last Days of Jesus (C. N. Willborn) 185 ■ Paul C. Gutjahr, Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy (James Cassidy) 187 ■ J. Knox Chamblin, Matthew: A Mentor Commentary (W. Gary Crampton) 190 ■ Eric L. Johnson, Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal (Daniel F. Patterson) 195 ■ J. V. Fesko, Last Things First: Unlocking Genesis 1–3 with the Christ of Eschatology (Ryan McGraw) 200 ■ W. Gary Crampton, From Paedobaptism to Credobaptism: A Critique of the Westminster Standards on the Subjects of Baptism (J. V. Fesko) 203 ■ Response (W. G. Crampton) 206 ■ Surrejoinder to Dr. Crampton’s Response (J. V. Fesko) 210 ■ Douglas Bond, The Mighty Weakness of John Knox and D. M. Lloyd-Jones and Iain Murray, John Knox and the Reformation (Lane Keister) 211 ■

213       Psallo: Psalm 116

216       In Translatiōne: The Preface to the Constance Hymnbook by Joannem Zwick

230       Antiquary: The James Durham MSS Part II

In Brief: T. V. Moore’s Twenty Hints for a Happy Family (97) ■ In Brief: Robert Baillie on the Chiliasm of Archer, Burroughs and Goodwin (110) ■ In Brief: Thomas Goodwin on God’s Blessing His People (122)

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