Rare Book Update with Ryan Noha

Our resident book hound, Ryan Noha, speaks about several rare books to be added to the Reformed Forum online store. Select Titles: Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology (signed by the author) John Murray, Divorce…
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Having Your Treasures in God: Geerhardus Vos on the Eternal State

Teaching on the eternal state of the world to come may sound from the outset to be speculative and useless for practical living in the present. How can heavenly contemplation help me raise my children or motivate me at work…

Reason, Revelation, and Calvin’s View of Natural Theology

Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss theological methodology in light of Calvin’s view of natural theology. As a starting point for the discussion, they turn to Thiago M. Silva’s article, “John Calvin and the Limits of Natural Theology,” Puritan Reformed…
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Geerhardus Vos on the Personal and Active Faith of the Old Testament

The Westminster Larger Catechism defines justifying faith as a saving grace, wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit and Word of God, whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself…
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Geerhardus Vos on Christology and Covenant

In a previous post, we considered the way in which Geerhardus Vos’ doctrine of Christ impacted his redemptive-historical hermeneutic for reading the Old Testament. In the triune God’s eternal counsel of peace, the Son assumed his role as Mediator and…
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Vos on the Connection between Word and Sacrament

Reformed theologians have regularly underscored the relationship between Word and sacraments. The sacraments are appended to the Word for the purpose of confirming or sealing it. The sacraments do not exist independently of the Word. It’s the Word that throws…

Revelation in the Patriarchal Period, Part 2 — The Angel of Jehovah

Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey speak about theophanies before turning  to pages 72–76 of Geerhardus Vos’s Biblical Theology to speak about the Angel of Jehovah, or the Angel of the Lord. The presence of the Angel punctuates epochal moments in covenant history,…
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Ecclesiology and Redemptive History . . . Oh and Baptism

My initial thought was to put briefly into writing a few introductory comments toward a redemptive historical response to a purified ecclesiology—positively stated, to articulate the starting point for an ecclesiology rooted in a redemptive-historical (Vosian) understanding of biblical revelation.…
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Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments

Publisher’s Description The aim of this book is no less than to provide an account of the unfolding of the mind of God in history, through the successive agents of his special revelation. Vos handles this under three main divisions:…
Kingdom of God and the Church

The Teaching of Jesus Concerning the Kingdom of God and the Church

Recommended by Richard B. Gaffin of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Gaffin’s recommendations. Listen to a lecture by Dr. Richard Gaffin entitled The Role of the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. (Requires a free account at Westminster Theological Seminary).  …
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