NEWS FLASH!: We are just finishing up working through the proofs for our book; it should be published and available in no time. I reckon no later than this May. Praise the LORD! There has been a lot of work put into this by Myk, myself, and all of our most excellent authors/contributors. It was originally conceived as a book project by Myk Habets, at which time he approached me and asked if I would like to work as a coeditor/author with him in this endeavor. I think Myk approached me about this way back some time in 2009, and then I was diagnosed with cancer; which put it on pause for a bit. But praise the Lord I am alive, and the book is pretty much done. So stay tuned. When I know the exact release date I will surely be posting that here. I will repost the title, blurb, and table of contents below.
Evangelical Calvinism: Essays Resourcing the Continuing Reformation of the Church.
Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eds. Myk Habets and Bobby Grow.
Foreword by Alasdair Heron. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick Publications, forthcoming.
Blurb: In this exciting volume new
and emerging voices join senior Reformed scholars in presenting a
coherent and impassioned articulation of Calvinism for today’s world.
Evangelical Calvinism represents a mood within current Reformed
theology. The various contributors are in different ways articulating
that mood, of which their very diversity is a significant element. In
attempting to outline features of an Evangelical Calvinism a number of
the contributors compare and contrast this approach with that of the
Federal Calvinism that is currently dominant in North American Reformed
theology, challenging the assumption that Federal Calvinism is the only
possible expression of orthodox Reformed theology. This book does not,
however, represent the arrival of a “new-Calvinism” or even a
“neo-Calvinism,” if by those terms are meant a novel reading of the
Reformed faith. An Evangelical Calvinism highlights a Calvinistic
tradition that has developed particularly within Scotland, but is not
unique to the Scots. The editors have picked up the baton passed on by
John Calvin, Karl Barth, Thomas Torrance, and others, in order to offer
the family of Reformed theologies a reinvigorated theological and
spiritual ethos. This volume promises to set the agenda for
Reformed-Calvinist discussion for some time to come.
Table of Contents:
Prologue: Union in Christ: A Declaration for the Church. Andrew Purves and Mark Achtemeier
1: Theologia Reformata et Semper Reformanda. Towards a Definition of Evangelical Calvinism. Myk Habets and Bobby Grow
Part 1: Prolegomena – Historical Theology
2: The Phylogeny of Calvin’s Progeny: A Prolusion. Charles Partee
3: The Depth Dimension of Scripture: A Prolegomenon to Evangelical Calvinism. Adam Nigh
4: Analogia Fidei or Analogia Entis: Either Through Christ or Through Nature. Bobby Grow
5: The Christology of Vicarious Agency in the Scots Confession According to Karl Barth. Andrew Purves
Part 2: Systematic Theology
6: Pietas, Religio, and the God Who Is. Gannon Murphy
7: “There is no God behind the back of Jesus Christ:” Christologically Conditioned Election. Myk Habets
8: A Way Forward on the Question of the Transmission of Original Sin. Marcus Johnson
9: “The Highest Degree of Importance”: Union with Christ and Soteriology. Marcus Johnson
10: “Tha mi a’ toirt fainear dur gearan:” J. McLeod Campbell and P.T. Forsyth on the Extent of Christ’s Vicarious Ministry. Jason Goroncy
11: “Suffer the little children to come to
me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Infant Salvation and the
Destiny of the Severely Mentally Disabled. Myk Habets
Part 3: Applied Theology
12: Living as God’s Children: Calvin’s Institutes as Primer for Spiritual Formation. Julie Canlis
13: Idolaters at Providential Prayer: Calvin’s Praying Through the Divine Governance. John C McDowell
14: Worshiping like a Calvinist: Cruciform Existence. Scott Kirkland
15: Theses on a Theme. Myk Habets and Bobby Grow
Epilogue: Post Reformation Lament. Myk Habets