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Theological Journals, Part 4

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Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal (1837): the Editor has an article on Romans 8.1-5. He gives the essence of Romans 7 as the predicate. Clear and a “High View” of the text. Southwestern Theological Journal (Fall 2021), in “THE USE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE EPISTLE TO THE JAMES, 1-2 PETER AND JUDE,” Dr. Mark Taylor presses forward to 2 Peter and Jude, believing that Jude is the literary predicate for 2 Peter. Reformed Theological Journal (Sept 2020), in “Christian Platonism” and Christological Interpretation: A Response to Craig A. Carter, Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition,” Daniel J. Treier of Wheaton College discusses “doxological ontology.” ??. Not seeing any response, thus far, to Dr. Carter. The Biblical Repertory/Princeton Review (Volume 9, Issue 1, 1837, pages 29ff.). James Waddel Archibald reviews Art. 1V.—Plea for Voluntary Societies and a Defense of the Decisions of the General Assembly of 1836 against the Strictures of the Princeton Reviewers and o

Theological Journals, Part 3

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“Theologians You Should Know: Apostolic Fathers to the 21st Century,” Dr. Michael Reeves discusses Polycarp’s trial, refusal to say “Caesar is Lord," his testimony and famed statement, his burning and, finally, his stabbing. He neither glorified nor sought martyrdom. This was a local wave of persecution in Smyrna. Princeton Theological Review (Vol.22, No.1, Spring 2007): in “Justice, Mercy, and Forgiveness: Jesus’ Cross to Bare,” Sharon L. Baker argues that the “violence” theory of God in the penal, Anselmian, and satisfaction atonement involves God as the "violent God" and that this Christian doctrine is the source of all violence in the world. Quite the opening.  Reformed Faith and Practice (May 2022): in “For Machen, Fosdick was a Small Part of the Problem,” Dr. D. G. Hart notes that Machen was way ahead of the agnostic, unscholarly Fosdick and that he, Machen, was involved in investigative committees of the PCUSA GA--investigating the doctrinal disturbances in the ch

Theological Journals, Part 2

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Bibliotheca Sacra (Jan-Mar 2021): in “A Chronology of the Life of Christ with Emphasis on the Nativity and Epiphany,” Kurt Simmons, J.D., faults the “rationalistic Historical-Critical method” as throwing traditional dates into “academic disrepute.” He will argue for Scripture and tradition offering a more reputable model. Modern Reformation (May/June 2022): “Evangelical Biblicism over the Years,” an interview of Dr. Larsen by Blake Adams: advocacy for a Renaissance of comprehensive Biblical literacy is urged. Dr. Larsen finds young Christians to be earnest, passionate and willing to “pay the cost” for such. Calvin Theological Journal (Spring 2022): in “The Beatitudes and the Life of the Church, Gerard M, Cisar discusses the crushing results of economic poverty and a broken spirit vis a vis Psalm 34. Westminster Theological Journal (Nov 2021, 355-381): “Classical Versus Contemporary: Engaging Trinitarian and Pneumatological Modelling for Ongoing Theological Construction:” Torey J.S.

Theological Journals, Part 1

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Anglican and Episcopal History (June 2022): in “’You Share Our Story’: Historiographies of the Lambeth Conference,” Dr. BENJAMIN GUYER discusses a few volumes that trace out the Lambeth Conferences. While the church papers covered these, the secular press did not, and Anglicans worldwide simply went forwards, more or less, without an awareness of these decennial gatherings. Anglican and Episcopal History (June 2022): in “Archbishop Michael Ramsey and the Lambeth Conference,” Dr. PETER WEBSTER offers preliminary comments on Ramsey (1904-1988ish) and the cordial, fraternal and collegial gatherings of Bishops, invited by the ABC and under his careful Presidency. Anglican and Episcopal History (June 2022): in “Anglicanism, the Lambeth Conferences, and International Relations in the Twentieth Century,” Dr. ANDREW CHANDLER makes the stunning claim that Anglicanism was best positioned to unify denominational divisions. Historiographer (Episcopal Church): comments are offered on the hist

Morning Prayer

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“The Fundamentals—A Testimony to the Truth, Vol. 1:” in “History of Higher Criticism,” Dean Dyson Hague continues his highly constructive deconstruction of Dr. Briggs and Dr. Sandy on the issue of divine inspiration of the Bible. This is the cracked foundation of a house built on sand which falls when the storm comes. Halley’s “Bible Handbook:” gives a canonical list of the OT and NT, no minor historical matter. For Psalm 27, Prof. Calvin comments on the “strength and confidence” God gives His saints. Zondervan Pictorial Bible: “Isaac:” we hear of the blessings-mix-up by Rebekkah’s gaming resulting in the blessing going to Jacob. ISBE on “Leviticus:” comments on aspects of Levitical worship that are “to the LORD” or “before the LORD.” Divine Presence is the predicate of the gracious, Sinaitic covenant. For Genesis 20: Prof. Keil waxed on, exegetically, about Abimelech’s return of Sarah to Abraham along with atoning gifts. For Judges 12.1ff., Prof. Keil discusses Jepthah’s vo

Theological Journals, Part 4

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Themelios (Dec 2021): in “Raised up from the Dust: An Exploration of Hannah’s Reversal Motif in the Book of Esther as Evidence of Divine Sovereignty,” Dr. Justin Jackson will argue that, though God’s name is not in Esther, God’s sovereignty is clearly thematic and consistent with Biblical “reversal” themes. New Horizons (June 2022): in “Reflection on the Goodness of our Lord,” Rev. Mark Tube reflects on missionary activities in his time as a missionary and Chair of Foreign Missions with the OPC. Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (5.2: 2020): in “The One Church, the Many Churches,” the Roman scholar, Eduardo Echeverria, makes his beginnings on “catholicity.” Reformed Presbyterian Theological Journal (1837): the Editor deplores the factions, divisions and sects in American religious life of the time, an American situation, where the lid is off and there’s no national, state-church. Southwestern Theological Journal (Fall 2021), in “THE USE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE EPI

Theological Journals, Part 3

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“Theologians You Should Know: Apostolic Fathers to the 21 st Century,” Dr. Michael Reeves discusses Polycarp of Smyrna and his letter to Philippi condemning false teachers as the “offspring of Satan.” Princeton Theological Review (Vol.22, No.1, Spring 2007): “Cyril, Nestorius, and Schleiermacher on the Relation between the Incarnation and the Atonement:” Nathan Hieb claims that Cyril’s Christology should still inform and shape the discussion of the Incarnation and Atonement. Finally, a warrantable article in PTJ. Reformed Faith and Practice (May 2022): in “For Machen, Fosdick was a Small Part of the Problem,” Dr. D. G. Hart outlines that Machen was ahead of the power-curve before Fosdick’s infamous sermon in 1922 at 1 st Presbyterian. Of note, doctrinal declension was clearly in view a full generation previously, e.g., 1908’s Federal Council of Churches as a unionist effort akin to the United Church of Canada (1925). Seed and Harvest (Winter 2021, Trinity Episcopal School of Mi