The Larger Catechism: A Critical Text and Introduction
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  • 272 Pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date: March 2010
  • ISBN: SBOWERJOLARGERCATECHISMACRIT9781601780850

The Larger Catechism: A Critical Text and Introduction

Bower, John

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The Larger Catechism stands as one of the three major doctrinal standards produced by the Westminster Assembly. Often overshadowed by the Shorter Catechism and the Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism exhibits the Assembly's most mature theological reflection and insight. In this remarkable volume, John Bower provides extensive historical background for the making of this colossal catechism. He traces the history of the Assembly's efforts from the initial call for a catechism, through deliberations on its form and content, and down to the intricate process of monitoring its printing. The centerpiece of the volume is Bower's critical text of the catechism. Painstakingly checked and indexed, the critical text is supported by a four-column comparison of the authoritative manuscripts and printings. Graced with a glossary and a catalogue of corrected proof-texts, Bower's text is sure to be the benchmark for future study, modern editions, and foreign translations for years to come.

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Listen to an entire class by Sinclair Ferguson entitled Westminster Standards.

About the Author

John R. Bower, M.D., Th.M., is adjunct professor of church history at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh and associate professor of pediatrics at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. His special interest is the history and bibliography of the Westminster Assembly and its members. Dr. Bower is co-editor of the Westminster Assembly Project’s series of Assembly-related works and documents.

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Publisher's Description

The Larger Catechism stands as one of the three major doctrinal standards produced by the Westminster Assembly. Often overshadowed by the Shorter Catechism and the Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism exhibits the Assembly's most mature theological reflection and insight. In this remarkable volume, John Bower provides extensive historical background for the making of this colossal catechism. He traces the history of the Assembly's efforts from the initial call for a catechism, through deliberations on its form and content, and down to the intricate process of monitoring its printing. The centerpiece of the volume is Bower's critical text of the catechism. Painstakingly checked and indexed, the critical text is supported by a four-column comparison of the authoritative manuscripts and printings. Graced with a glossary and a catalogue of corrected proof-texts, Bower's text is sure to be the benchmark for future study, modern editions, and foreign translations for years to come.

Related Media

Listen to an entire class by Sinclair Ferguson entitled Westminster Standards.

About the Author

John R. Bower, M.D., Th.M., is adjunct professor of church history at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh and associate professor of pediatrics at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. His special interest is the history and bibliography of the Westminster Assembly and its members. Dr. Bower is co-editor of the Westminster Assembly Project’s series of Assembly-related works and documents.

  • Cover Type:
  • 272 Pages
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date: March 2010
  • ISBN: SBOWERJOLARGERCATECHISMACRIT9781601780850