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The Confessional Presbyterian volume 9 (2013)

Volume 9 (2013).  Theme: James Henley Thornwell and Southern Presbyterianism.

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The Confessional Presbyterian volume 8 (2012)

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The Confessional Presbyterian 7 (2011)

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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

232 Bibliography

253 The Editors and Contributing Editors

. 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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The Confessional Presbyterian 6 (2010)

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3. Heinrich Bullinger on Union with Christ and Justification
By J. V. Fesko
11. Must We Believe? Jonathan Edwards and Conscious Faith in Christ
By Jeffrey Waddington
22. The Theological Climate of the Early Nineteenth Century and the Founding of a Polemical Seminary at Princeton
By Allen Stanton
31. Calvin in the Hands of the Philistines, Or, Did Calvin Bowl on the Sabbath?
By Chris Coldwell
50. B. B. Warfield on Creation and Evolution
By Fred G. Zaspel
60. American Presbyterianism and the Cold War
By Frank J. Smith, Ph.D., D.D.
97. Explicit and Implicit Appendixes to Calvin’s View of Justification by Faith
By David W. Hall
108. Ulrich Zwingli and the Swiss Anabaptists: Sola Scriptura and the Reformation of Christian Worship
By Glen J. Clary
125. Englishing the Bible: A Confessional Approach
By Benjamin Shaw
132. The Modern Roman Catholic View of Scripture
By Mark Herzer
145. The Old Testament and the Comparative Method
By Bryan D. Estelle
167. Covenant Theology and Recent Interpretation of Paul:
Some Reflections
By Guy Prentiss Waters, Ph.D.
180. John Owen on the Study of Theology
By Ryan M. McGraw
196. The Presence of Divine Persons: Extending the Incarnational Analogy to Impeccability and Inerrancy
By Lane G. Tipton

Reviews & Responses (202–247):

Joseph C. Morecraft, III, Authentic Christianity: An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism; Chris Coldwell, The Larger Catechism of the Westminster Assembly: A Transcription of the Surviving Manuscripts with Notes; John R. Bower, The Larger Catechism: A Critical Text and Introduction. Reviewed by Lane Keister

Jay E. Adams, Keeping the Sabbath Today? Reviewed by W. Gary Crampton, Th.D.

Robert Letham, The Westminster Assembly: Reading its theology in historical context. Reviewed by Rowland S. Ward, ThD.

Garnet Howard Milne, The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Cessation of Special Revelation: The Majority Puritan Viewpoint on Whether Extra-biblical Prophecy is Still Possible. Reviewed by Donald John MacLean.

Paul Helm, Calvin at the Centre. Reviewed by James E. Dolezal.

Richard C. Gamble, The Whole Counsel of God: Vol. 1, God’s Mighty Acts in the Old Testament. Reviewed by Jeffrey C. Waddington.

Greg L. Bahnsen, Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended. Review by Dr. W. Gary Crampton.

Brian K. Kay, Trinitarian Spirituality: John Owen and the Doctrine of God in Western Devotion. Reviewed by Rev. Ryan M. McGraw,

Timothy Z. Witmer, The Shepherd Leader. Reviewed by Tom Deatsch.


Psallo: Psalm 43 (Todd L. Ruddell)

In Translatione: De Brès versus Richardot: A Sixteenth-Century Debate Regarding the Lord’s Supper (Introduction and Translation by Wes Bredenhof)

Antiquary: Westminster Abbey Library and Other Theological Resources of the Assembly of Divines (1643–1652) (Chris Coldwell)

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The Confessional Presbyterian 5 (2009)

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2. Editorial
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:

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 Translati?ne: 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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The Confessional Presbyterian 4 (2008)

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3. American Presbyterianism, Geology, and the Days of Creation By Frank J. Smith, Ph.D., D.D.
17. Olevianus and the Old Perspective on Paul: A Preliminary Report
By R. Scott Clark, D.Phil.
29. For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free: John Owen’s A Discourse Concerning Liturgies, and Their Imposition
By Daniel R. Hyde
43. The Ministerial Shortage Problem in Presbyterian History & George Howe’s Appeal for More Ministers
By Barry Waugh, Ph.D.
52. An Appeal to the Young Men of the Presbyterian Church by George Howe (1802–1883)
Transcribed by Barry Waugh, Ph.D.
72. According to Augustine
By W. Gary Crampton, Th.D.
109. Martyrdom, Mission and the Belgic Confession
By Wes Bredenhof
122. John Calvin on Human Government and the State
By David W. Hall, Ph.D.
136. The Centrality of the Holy Spirit in Reformed Theology: A Robust Pneumatology
By Shane Lems
142. Should Women Teach or Have Authority Over Men in the Church? An Exegesis of 1 Timothy 2:8–15
By Lane Keister
151. The Covenant Of Works Revived: John Owen on Republication in the Mosaic Covenant
By Michael Brown, M.Div.
162. Samuel Rutherford’s Supralapsarianism Revealed: A Key to the Lapsarian Position of the Westminster Confession of Faith? By Guy M. Richard, Ph.D.
171. Eschatology and the Westminster Standards
By C. N. Willborn
183. Baptismal Regeneration and the Westminster Confession of Faith
By D. Patrick Ramsey
194. The Affirmation of the Imputation of the Active Obedience of Christ at the Westminster Assembly of Divines
By Alan Strange

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The Confessional Presbyterian 3 (2007)

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The Confessional Presbyterian 3 (2007) Contents:


  • 3. John Calvin, the Nascent Sabbatarian: A Reconsideration of Calvin’s View of Two Key Sabbath-Issues. By Stewart E. Lauer
  • 15. The Westminster Standards and Confessional Lutheranism on Justification. By J. V. Fesko, Ph.D.
  • 27. The True History of Paedo-Communion. By Matthew Winzer
  • 37. A Critical Text of the Westminster Larger Catechism: Q. 1–50. By Chris Coldwell
  • 86. Edwards’ Freedom of the Will: A Review and Analysis. By W. Gary Crampton, Ph.D.
  • 104. In Defense of the Descendit: A Confessional Response to Contemporary Critics of Christ’s Descent into Hell. By Daniel R. Hyde
  • 118. John Brown of Wamphray, Richard Baxter and the Justification Controversy. By Bruce R. Backensto
  • 147. The Denial of the Imputation of the Active Obedience of Christ: Piscator on Justification. By J. Wesley White
  • 155. The Regulative Principle of Worship: Sixty Years in Reformed Literature. Part Two (2000–2007). By Frank J. Smith, Ph.D., D.D. with Chris Coldwell
  • 216. Presbyterians in the South and the Slave: A Study in Benevolence. By C. N. Willborn, Ph.D.
  • 223. Seminary Education. By Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.
  • 231. The Rev. Dr. Alexander M’Leod, An Annotated Bibliography With Extracts from his Diaries. By Wayne Sparkman, M.A.R., M.Div.

Reviews & Responses:

  • A Response to the Coppes-Gallant Exchange Regarding Paedocommunion, The Confessional Presbyterian 2 (Dr. Cornelis P. Venema) 235
  • Response (Tim Gallant) 242
  • Reply (Dr. Cornelis P. Venema). 247
  • Peter Enns, Inspiration and Incarnation (Stuart R. Jones) 251
  • D. G. Hart, John Williamson Nevin: High-Church Calvinist (Alan Strange) 256
  • Robert L. Reymond, The God-Centered Preacher: Developing a Pulpit Ministry Approved by God (W. Gary Crampton, Ph.D.) 261
  • Justification Report of the Committee to Study the Doctrine of Justification (Rowland S. Ward, Th.D.) 265

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The Confessional Presbyterian Volume 2 (2006)

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