At last, a worthy biography of the first confessional Reformed theologian to have truly grappled with modernity
Harp’s narrative provides useful history, but a more charitable and accurate assessment is needed to develop a contemporary Protestant political theology
The redistributive grammar of Luther’s theology of the Lord’s Supper underlies his vision for poor relief and, thus, implicates redistributive taxation.
Reflection on the institutions, on the shape of the divine promises to care for human life as revealed in Scripture, brings to light that to which our hearts cling in social and political life.
By his integration of literary, archaeological, and liturgical evidence, Stefan brings the doctrine of resurrection down from the realms of ideas and demonstrates the many ways in which it was applied and lived out in the early Church.
An economy can never be viewed as amoral, and it must be assessed on its ability, not to generate private profit, but to increase the number and flourishing of the “sons of God.”
Beyond Dordt and De Auxiliis examines the interdependence of these two traditions in the early modern period as they discussed and debated doctrines such as predestination and divine grace.
Many Protestants today are conflicted Protestants. Here we stand, we can do no other—yet we feel adrift of the church’s historical doctrine and worship.
While the Commonwealth was not the cartoonish inquisition its detractors make it out to be, the Cromwellian regime by no means approached what eventually became the understanding of toleration in the American republic.