Westminster Confession into the 21st Century: Volume 1
Duncan, J. Ligon
'...a most worthy undertaking...that is quite timely not only because of the anniversary of the Assembly but also because of the clear need in Presbyterian and Reformed circles for scholarly work on the Reformed tradition and its confessions.”See All
Richard A. Muller
PhD. Professor Calvin Theological Seminary,Grand Rapids
Contributors: Robert C. Cannada, Jr., Ligon Duncan, David W. Hall, Wayne R. Spear, O. Palmer Robertson, Morton H. Smith, Richard B. Gaffin, Timothy George, Dafid F. Wright, Andrew T. B. McGowan, W. D. J. McKay, Stewart D. Gill, Mark E. Dever, J. L. Macleod, Michael S. Horton, William S. Barker
The Westminster Confession is a foundational document for countless churches worldwide. Churches of all sizes claim it as their confession, and hold to it with varying degrees of closeness. Its influence must not be underestimated. However, countless officeholders will have vowed to abide by the Westminster Confession with only the most perfunctory of understanding of its relevance to their situation. Ligon Duncan has assembled an impressive array of contributors from a variety of ecclesiastical backgrounds. The aim is simple – to enable the 21st Century to understand the confession more fully, and so bring about the same kind of rugged, vigorous, intelligent and self-sacrificing Christianity that was the result of its initial publication over 350 years ago.
In the first of what will be three volumes, the topics covered include:- Baptists and the Westminster Confession Finney's attack on the Westminster Confession The Westminster Confession and the Relationship of Church and State The Holy Spirit and the Westminster Confession.
Published June 2003
About the Editor: Ligon Duncan, PhD, is the General Editor, and is the Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (PCA), Jackson, Mississippi. He is now Adjunct Professor of Theology at the Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), where he was formerly the John R. Richardson Professor of Systematic Theology. He is Convener of the Twin Lakes Fellowship, a Council Member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Chairman of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and Secretary of the Board of Belhaven College.