Book Reviews

From Hodge to hodge-podge, A Review of "Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture"

Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture, by James H. Moorhead, Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI. 2012. 548 pp. While I must disagree with and vehemently oppose the theological perspective of James Moorhead as evidenced in Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture, I believe he has here written an excellent book. For those, like …

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Books I Read in 2017, and a Favorite Declared.

The Sagas of the Icelanders, c. 9th – 13th centuries. Everyone knows of Erik the Red and Leif Erikson, but the real Viking personality is found in Egil Skallagrimson who could drink and fight with the best of men. Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Vol. 1 by Francis Turretin, 1679. A Reformed classic but not on …

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Fighting the Good Propaganda

I was asked by D. Clair Davis (former professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary, 1966-2003) to evaluate a particular essay written by D. G. Hart and John Muether. This essay, “The OPC and the New Evangelicalism,” is contained in their co-authored book, Fighting the Good Fight, A Brief History of the Orthodox Presbyterian …

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Review of "For a Continuing Church" by Sean Michael Lucas

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) historians have chronicled their history in depth, but other conservative American Presbyterian denominations have published little on their histories. With the work of Sean Michael Lucas we now have the most thorough to-date history of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Lucas’ book “For a Continuing Church” is far superior …

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Review of "Federal Vision, heresy at the root" by David J. Engelsma

Federal Vision, heresy at the root By David J. Engelsma, Jenison, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2012. David Engelsma of the Protestant Reformed Churches pulls no punches in his analysis of the theology of Federal Vision. Englesma calls out Federal Vision as a doctrine which openly and expressly denies the five points of Calvinism (p. 83), …

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