Journal of Reformed Theology 5 (2011) 184-205 brill.nl/jrt © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156973111X594675 ‘Structural Indiﬀerence’ and Compatibilism in Reformed Orthodoxy Paul Helm * Regent College, Vancouver, Canada firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract In Reformed Thought on Freedom
Edited by Herman Selderhuis
Contributors include Willem van Asselt, Aza Goudriaan, Irena Backus, Mark Beach, Christian Moser, Anton Vos, Tobias Sarx, Andreas Mühling, Carl Trueman, Graeme Murdock, Joel Beeke, Sebastian Rehnman, Scott Clark, John Fesko, Luca Baschera, Maarten Wisse, Hugo Meijer, Pieter Rouwendal, and John Witte.
Kenneth P. Minkema
American scene who were already sniping at Edwards for his departures, real or perceived, from the great Calvin. These early criticisms of Edwards, made when he was only seven years in his grave, set the stage for debates about his relationship to Calvin and Reformed Orthodoxy that went on into the late
Gisbertus Voetius, Petrus van Mastricht, and Anthonius Driessen
Three Dutch authors from successive generations are considered in particular: Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676), Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706), and Anthonius Driessen (1684-1748). A diversity of issues in Christian doctrine is discussed. These include the relationship between theology and philosophy, creation, Divine providence, the human being, and Divine and natural law.
By reconstructing the views of these three theologians, this book highlights similarities and differences within Reformed orthodoxy, both in doctrine and in relation to philosophy. The changes that thus become visible also suggest that biblical Christianity outlives the philosophical apparatus by whose assistence it is explained.
Andreas J. Beck
conference on the Reception of Calvin and his Theology in Reformed Orthodoxy (Dordrecht, June 4–5, 2009) which was organized by Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids), the Institute for Reformation Research (TUA, Apeldoorn), the Institute of Post-Reformation Studies (ETF, Leuven), and the Research
Book Reviews / Journal of Reformed Theology 5 (2011) 221-242 237 Adriaan C. Neele, Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706): Reformed Orthodoxy: Method and Piety (Leiden: Brill, 2009), 344 pp., US$147.00 / €99.00 (ISBN 9789004169920). Adriaan C. Neele provides the ﬁrst monograph on the life and work of
A Study in Method and Content
R.T. te Velde
This two-way connection of method and content is investigated in three phases of Reformed theology. The first seeks to discover inner dynamics of Reformed scholastic theology. The second part treats Karl Barth’s doctrine of God as a contrast model for scholasticism, understood in the framework of Barth’s theological method. The third part offers a first published comprehensive description and analysis of the so-called Utrecht School. The closing chapter draws some lines for developing a Reformed doctrine of God in the 21st century.
Aaron Clay Denlinger (ed.), Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland: Essays on Scottish Theology 1560–1775 (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), x + 290 pp, £ 100.00 ( ISBN 9780567351418). That Scotland is a ‘Calvinist’ country is a proposition that I was taught at a tender age in Edinburgh, and it took a
His Appropriation of Cartesian Tenets in His Compendium of Natural Theology
Descartes im Zusammenhang mit der niederländischen reformierten Theologie und Philosophie des 17. Jahrhunderts (Leiden, 1999); Jacobus Revius, A Theological Examination of Cartesian Philosophy: Early Criticisms (1647) , ed. Aza Goudriaan (Leiden, 2002); Aza Goudriaan, Reformed Orthodoxy and Philosophy