The Westminster Assembly: Reading Its Theology in Historical Context  -     By: Robert Letham
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The Westminster Assembly: Reading Its Theology in Historical Context

P & R Publishing / 2009 / Paperback

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Drawing on new primary source material,the book places the Westminster Assemblyand its theology in its historical context inthe midst of the fi rst English Civil War. Itconsiders the Assembly's theology in termsof the unfolding development of doctrinein the Reformed churches, in connectionwith the preceding and current events inEnglish history, and locates it in relation tothe catholic tradition of the western church.The book seeks asks exactly what the divinesmeant at each stage of their task. Ata time when claims are made from variousquarters that particular theologies can layprimary claim to represent historic Reformed doctrine, it is particularly important to grasp accurately what this actually is.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: P & R Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0875526128
ISBN-13: 9780875526126
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Publisher's Description

Using new primary source material, Letham considers the Assembly’s theology in context. At a time of claim and counterclaim, he sheds new light on the Reformers’ intent in their documents.

Author Bio

Robert Letham is Senior Lecturer in Systematic and Historical Theology at Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST). He has advanced degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary and the University of Aberdeen.

Author Bio

Robert Letham currently lectures at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology (W.E.S.T.). His qualifi cations include - MAR, ThM Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia; PhD University of Aberdeen.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Letham has put us all in his debt by giving us a solid and thorough introduction to the Westminster Assembly that brings its debates to life and shows why the confession and catechisms it produced have become the touchstone of Reformed theology in the English-speaking world. It is the perfect way in for beginners and will be highly prized by teachers and students of both theology and church history.
For those who revere the work of the Westminster Assembly, Prof. Letham’s comprehensive study is a blessed gift. Making judicious use of primary sources recently made available, and avoiding anachronistic and misleading attempts to make the Assembly’s work more “relevant” to our times, the author has positioned that work firmly and clearly in its own time, with the paradoxical result that the Assembly’s debates and decisions come to life again and speak powerfully to us today. When you next study or teach the theology of the Westminster Assembly, this will be the first book you will turn to.
Typical of Bob Letham's writings, The Theology of the Westminster Assembly [italicize title] is comprehensive in its grasp, concise in its presentation, clear in its theology, and colorful in its composition. This book is a tour de force [italicize] for presenting the historical-theological context of the assembly, together with its theology, in bite-size pieces. Letham has accomplished the feat of providing a basic handbook on the assembly that is historically accurate and contemporaneously helpful; it will appeal to theological professors as an ideal seminary text, to ministers as a handy guide for preaching and teaching, and to lay people as a tool to become historically and theologically informed.

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