Essays by D.G. Hart, Michael Horton, John Frame, Richard Gaffin, Robert Godfrey, and Edmund Clowney highlight this study of the crucial role the Westminster seminaries have played in the development of systematic theology during the past seventy-five years. This volume examines the contributions of theologians from John Murray and his Princeton predecessors, to Robert Strimple and beyond. Divided into four sections, the contributors examine the history of systematics, its relationship to other disciplines, issues of special importance, and the impact of Westminster theology on the broader life of the church. The essays are offered in the hope that they will contribute to the defense and progress of Reformed theology within the church in this new century.
The Westminster seminaries have played a crucial role in the development of systematic theology for the past three-quarters of a century. This four-part volume examines the contributions of Westminster theologians from the early days up to present-day discussions. The history of systematics, its relationship to other disciplines at the seminaries, issues of particular importance, and the impact of Westminster theology on the broader life of the church should interest students, pastors, and scholars. These essays are offered in the hope that they will contribute to the defense and progress of Reformed theology in Reformed churches in this new century.
We often hear the criticism that in evangelical seminaries systematic theology is stale, or even stagnant, because of excessive attachment to ancient and archaic formulae. This volume will certainly provide strong evidence to the contrary. Written on a wide range of issues by men who have held positions in at least one of the two Westminster seminaries, it demonstrates the vigor and penetration manifest in theology in these two schools.