A Book Boutique for Classical Calvinism
In the Dordrecht-Westminster Tradition
The Westminster Assembly, as the Calvinist twin sister of the Great Synod of Dordrecht 1618-1619, produced not only the prebyterian confessions, but also a guide for worship, and commisioned Th. Haak to to translate Dort's Bible and commentary.
Since their writing in the seventeenth century, the Westminster Standards have been the benchmark for confessing Presbyterian churches the world over. But despite the longstanding influence of the documents, many today count them to be the result of shallow proof-texting, over-systematization of doctrine, logic-chopping, and plain theological ignorance.These essays by Richard A. Muller and Rowland S. Ward take a fresh look at the Standards in their historical context. The first part of the book investigates the exegetical background to the Confession, and the second explores the issues, priorities, and debates behind the Directory for Public Worship. The resulting volume not only will offer the careful reader a model of how to study historical theological documents, but will also rekindle interest in the Westminster Standards as part of the church's great creedal and confessional tradition.