By Good and Necessary Consequence
addresses the need for sound theological expression in systematic form. As a defense of systematic theology, MCgraw's work shows the benefits of the discipline and how it enriches and guide the life of believers.
The Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology
series provides introductory volumes on statements in the Reformed confessions that tend to trouble modern readers. Each book examines confessional issues in four ways:
- exploring such things as variants, textual development, and the development of language within the documents themselves as well as within the context in which these documents were written
- historically: exploring social history and the history of ideas that shed light upon these issues
- theologically: exploring the issues of intra- and inter-confessional theology both in the days these documents were written as well as our day
- pastorally: exploring the pressing pastoral needs of certain doctrines and the implications of any issues that cause difficulty in the confessions
The series is intended for educated lay people in Reformed congregations as well as ministers who must repeatedly teach and preach the doctrines in the confessions.