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  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: August 2014
  • ISBN: FVANCHCONFESSINGTHEFAITHAR9781848714045

Confessing the Faith: A Reader's Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith

Van Dixhoorn, Chad

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In Confessing the Faith, Chad Van Dixhoorn offers a fresh look at a classic statement of the Reformed faith. The Westminster Confession of Faith finds itself in the first rank of great Christian creeds. Presbyterian and Reformed churches employ its doctrine for instruction; others acknowledge few texts to be so useful in the Christian’s quest to glorify and enjoy God.

This accessible, biblical, and thoughtful work digests years of study and teaching into bite-sized sections. Van Dixhoorn’s work is historical and practical in its focus. It deliberately presents readers with more than another survey of Reformed theology; it offers a guide to a particular text, considers its original proof-texts, and seeks to deepen our understanding of each paragraph of the Confession.

Challenging hearts and minds, Confessing the Faith hopes to edify and instruct both advanced and general audiences, as the authors of the Confession of Faith surely hoped their magnum opus would do.

Includes a Foreword by Carl R. Trueman

About the Author

Chad Van Dixhoorn serves as Associate Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and as Associate Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia. A Canadian by birth, Dr Van Dixhoorn received a BA from the University of Western Ontario, MDiv and ThM of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the British Academy. At Cambridge (2004–08), he researched the history and theology of the Westminster Assembly and taught on the subject of Puritanism. During this time he was ordained as a Minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and served as Associate Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church. He retains a visiting fellowship at Wolfson College.

Chad is general editor of The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly: 1643–1652, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of this work. Chad and his wife Emily have five children.

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In Confessing the Faith, Chad Van Dixhoorn offers a fresh look at a classic statement of the Reformed faith. The Westminster Confession of Faith finds itself in the first rank of great Christian creeds. Presbyterian and Reformed churches employ its doctrine for instruction; others acknowledge few texts to be so useful in the Christian’s quest to glorify and enjoy God.

This accessible, biblical, and thoughtful work digests years of study and teaching into bite-sized sections. Van Dixhoorn’s work is historical and practical in its focus. It deliberately presents readers with more than another survey of Reformed theology; it offers a guide to a particular text, considers its original proof-texts, and seeks to deepen our understanding of each paragraph of the Confession.

Challenging hearts and minds, Confessing the Faith hopes to edify and instruct both advanced and general audiences, as the authors of the Confession of Faith surely hoped their magnum opus would do.

Includes a Foreword by Carl R. Trueman

About the Author

Chad Van Dixhoorn serves as Associate Professor of Church History at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and as Associate Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Vienna, Virginia. A Canadian by birth, Dr Van Dixhoorn received a BA from the University of Western Ontario, MDiv and ThM of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship from the British Academy. At Cambridge (2004–08), he researched the history and theology of the Westminster Assembly and taught on the subject of Puritanism. During this time he was ordained as a Minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and served as Associate Minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church. He retains a visiting fellowship at Wolfson College.

Chad is general editor of The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly: 1643–1652, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of this work. Chad and his wife Emily have five children.

  • Cover Type:
  • 484 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: August 2014
  • ISBN: FVANCHCONFESSINGTHEFAITHAR9781848714045