Confessing The Faith Yesterday And Today

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Author: Alan P. F. Sell
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227174194
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 305
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What is it to confess the Christian faith, and what is the status of formal confessions of faith? How far does the context inform the content of the confession? These questions are addressed in Part One, with reference to the Reformed tradition in general, and to its English and Welsh Dissenting strand in particular. In an adverse political context the Dissenters' plea for toleration under the law was eventually granted. The question of tolerance remains alive in our very different context, and in addition we face the challenge of confessing and commending the faith in an intellectual environment in which many question Christianity's relevance and rebut traditional defences of it. In Part Two it is recognized that Christian confessing is an ecclesial, not simply an individual, calling, and that the one confessing church catholic is visibly divided over doctrine and practice. Suggestions for ameliorating this situation are offered, though the final resolution may be a matter for the eschaton. Until then Christians are called to witness faithfully and to live hopefully as citizens of heaven. In an epilogue the challenges and pitfalls of systematic theology as a discipline involving both confession and commendation are explored.


The Theological Education Of The Ministry

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Author: Alan P.F. Sell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896781
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Unwilling on conscientious grounds to submit to the religious tests imposed by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, the English and Welsh Dissenters of the second half of the seventeenth century established academies in which their young men, many of them destined for the ministry, might receive a higher education. From the eighteenth century onwards, theological colleges devoted exclusively to ministerial education were founded, while in Scotland historically, and in England and Wales over the past 120 years, freestanding university faculties of divinity/theology have provided theological education to ordinands and others. These diverse educational contexts are all represented in this collection of papers, but the focus is upon those who taught in them: Caleb Ashworth (Daventry Academy); John Oman (Westminster [Presbyterian] College Cambridge); N. H. G. Robinson (University of St. Andrews); Geoffrey F. Nuttall (New [Congregational] College, London); T. W. Manson (University of Manchester); Owen Evans (University of Manchester and Hartley Victoria Methodist College)--the lone Methodist scholar discussed here; and W. Gordon Robinson and J. H. Eric Hull (University of Manchester and Lancashire Independent College). Between them these scholars covered the core disciplines of theological education: biblical studies, ecclesiastical history, philosophy, doctrine, and systematic theology.


Confessing The Faith In Asia Today

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Category : Christianity
Languages : en
Pages : 116
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The Westminster Confession In The Church Today

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Author: Alasdair I. C. Heron
Publisher: St Andrew Press
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Category : Confession de Westminster
Languages : en
Pages : 154
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The Faith We Confess

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Author: Jan Milič Lochman
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 274
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A Guide To The Westminster Confession Of Faith And Larger Catechism With Scripture Proofs

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Author: James E. Bordwine
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ISBN: 9780940931305
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Category : Presbyterian Church
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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In this volume are the complete texts of the Westminster Confession of Faith (both the original and American versions) and the Larger Catechism, together with Scripture proofs and a unique topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism. A Guide to The Westminster Standards will be a great help in understanding the Bible and its most complete summaries, the Westminster Standards.


Schwarzenau Yesterday And Today

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Author: Lawrence W. Shultz
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Category : Schwarzenau (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Languages : en
Pages : 111
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The Way To Nicaea

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Author: John Behr
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881412246
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 261
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"This first volume treats the initial three centuries of the Christian era. Part I examines the establishment of normative Christianity on the basis of the tradition and canon of the Gospel and briefly sketches the portrait of the Scriptural Christ inscribed in the New Testament. Part II analyzes selected figures from the second century, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr and Irenaeus of Lyons, considering how they understood Christ to be the Word of God. Part III turns to the third century, treating Hippolytus and the debates in Rome, Origen and his legacy in Alexandria and Paul of Samosata and the Council of Antioch, in a continued examination of Christ as the Word and Son of God. These debates form the background for the controversies and Councils of the following centuries, to be examined in subsequent volumes"--P. [4] of cover.