Recovering the Reformed Confession: Our Theology, Piety, and Practice
Clark, R. Scott
“In addition to being a first–rate scholar, Dr. Clark is a brave man. He’s not afraid to remind us of many aspects of our historic Reformed confessions that we either take for granted or should find at odds with our current praxis. In addition, Clark offers a number of specific ways we can recover our confession and thereby recover a distinctly ‘Reformed’ faith and practice.”See All
Kim Riddlebarger (M.A.R.
Westminster Seminary California; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary), pastor, Christ Reformed Church, Anaheim, California
“At a time when ‘all that is solid melts in the air’ and distinct colors fade to grey, R. Scott Clark reminds us of the loveliness, depth, and richness of Reformed Christianity not only TULIP, but a confession that bears fruit in both faith and practice, the account that you will find in this book may challenge, but its point is not to be missed.”See All
Michael Horton (M.A.
Westminster Seminary California; Ph.D., University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford), J. Gresham Machen professor of systematic theology and apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
“In a day when many follow charming personalities, fundamentalism, heterodoxy, individualism, and postmodernity and attempt to commandeer the Reformed tradition, Dr. Clark ably challenges such efforts. Dr. Clark brings a much needed corrective for basing Reformed identity in its understanding of the Scriptures through its historic confessions and creeds and a robust understanding historic Reformed worship. Well–researched, thoughtfully presented, and provocative, Dr. Clark’s work is a must-read for ministers, elders, and for anyone who claims to be Reformed.”See All
J. V. Fesko (M.A.Th.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland), Pastor of Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Woodstock, Georgia, and Adjunct Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta.
“Scott Clark’s historical work, diagnosis and critique, and constructive, churchly, confessional recommendations are all worth a rigorous and respectful engagement. As one who comes from a decidedly experiential Calvinistic tradition and from a family heritage of rather definite theological convictions [which have prompted some to suggest to us the motto ‘often wrong, but never in doubt’], Professor Clark’s reflections upon the ‘Quest for Illegitimate Religious Certainty’ (QIRC) and the ‘Quest for Illegitimate Religious Experience’ (QIRE) are worth more than a little reflection.”See All
Ligon Duncan (B.A.
M.Div., M.A., Ph.D., Edinburgh), Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, USA, President, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Past Moderator, Presbyterian Church in America; Adjunct Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary
Much of what passes as Reformed among our churches is not. As a class of churches that profess allegiance to Reformed theology, practice, and piety, we have drifted from our moorings. This book is written to facilitate change, specifically reformation according to God's Word as summarized in the Reformed confessions.