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.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 416 Vendor: P & R Publishing Publication Date: 2009
Drawing on new primary source material, it considers the Assembly's theology in terms of the unfolding development of doctrine in the Reformed churches, in connection with the preceding and current events in English history, and locates it in relation to the catholic tradition of the western church. The book asks exactly what the divines meant at each stage of their task. At a time when claims are made that particular theologies represent historic Reformed doctrine, it is particularly important to grasp what this actually is.
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.
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