The Evangelical Calvinist

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Table of Contents for our New Book: Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics and Devotion

The following is the Table of Contents for our new book, Evangelical Calvinism: Volume 2: Dogmatics&Devotion. It has just released through Pickwick Publications, an Imprint of Wipf&Stock Publishers, and currently can be ordered directly through them. In another 2 to 4 weeks you can order it through Amazon; or in 4 weeks it will be available through Ingram; or in 3 to 4 months you can pick it up as a Kindle edition (again through Amazon). This volume 2 is a distinct volume from our volume 1 book that came out in 2012. In this volume we seek to offer further fleshing out of the pastoral and theological implications we presented in our volume 1; with particular focus on the doctrine of the vicarious humanity of Christ. Here is the blurb from the back of the book, and then the two endorsements. Tolle lege!


Contributors / ix

Foreword by Oliver D. Crisp / xvii

Acknowledgments / xxi

1 Introduction: On Dogmatics and Devotion in the Christian Life—Myk Habets and Bobby Grow / 1

part one: Dogmatics

2 Crossing the Epistemological Impasse: Thinking out of aCenter in God and Not out of a Center in Ourselves—Myk Habets / 17

3 “Assurance is of the Essence of Saving Faith”: Calvin, Barth, Torrance, and the “Faith of Christ”—Bobby Grow / 30

4 The Word Became Flesh: John Williamson Nevin, Charles Hodge, and The Antichrist—Marcus P. Johnson / 58

5 Perichoretic Salvation—James D. Gifford Jr. / 76

part two: Dogmatic Devotion

6 The Advent of Ministry: Torrance on Eschatology, the Church, and Ministry—Andrew Purves / 95

7 “The Principal Point on Which Our Whole Salvation Turns”: Calvin on the Vicarious Priesthood of Jesus Christ—John C. Clark / 128

8 The Problem with “Preferential Love”: Should Love Dependupon My Initiative? A Challenge for Reformed Theology—An Answer from the Vicarious Humanity of ChristChristian D. Kettler / 152

9 The Vicarious Humanity of Christ as the Basis of Christian Spirituality—Jason R. Radcliff / 184

10 The Vicarious Humanity of Christ and Sanctification—Alexandra S. Radcliff / 199

part three: Devotion

11 Christ and Culture: Toward a Contextual Theology—Eric Flett, Andrew Picard, and Myk Habets / 221

12 The Pastoral Function of Calvin’s Doctrine of Election—Victor Shepherd / 241

13 Calvin’s Awful Health and God’s Awesome Providence—W. Allen Hogge, MD, and Charles Partee/ 267

14 John Calvin and the Weekly Prayer Meeting—Douglas F. Kelly / 290

15 What Kind of Ministry?—David W. Torrance / 303

16 Preaching Christ: Grace, Faith, and Assurance—David W. Torrance / 320

17 The Form of Formation: Trinitarian Christian Participation as the Way of Christian Formation—Geordie W. Ziegler / 339

18 On Prayer and the Criticism of the Political and Cultural Positioning of “Religion”—Scott A. Kirkland / 357

19 Script(ur)ing the Performance of Neighborly Personhood: Theology’s Transformative Reading with John Calvin—John C. McDowell / 375

Index of Authors | 397

Index of Subjects | 401

Index of Bible References | 411



Written by Bobby Grow

May 10, 2017 at 4:14 am

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  2. Bobby, the new book looks interesting, hope it does well. I’m a little surprised that Crisp is doing the forward. I’ve read some of his essays and he seems a pretty straight forward classic Calvinist (though he seems to seriously engage with those who aren’t). Is his forward one of those “I don’t agree with some this, but it is worth considering” endorsements?



    May 10, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  3. Steve,

    Thanks. Both Myk and I are friends with Oliver, he’s a good brother. Yes, his forward is as you suggest; but I’d say he actually leans more “EC” than classical in a lot of ways—at least in mood. Interestingly, he’s not really received well at all by who I would consider classical Calvinists (i.e. the Federal crowd and of course even just straight 5 pointers). As he says (and his written a book with the title) he is a Deviant Calvinist. What he is attempting to do is very much so in line with what we are attempting to do in regard to alerting people to the fact that Calvinism/Reformed theology is much broader than most people think.


    Bobby Grow

    May 11, 2017 at 3:16 am

  4. Steve,

    Although, I would also note, that Oliver’s material theological commitments as a Calvinist are much more in line with classical understanding. Although I’d say that Oliver holds to a hypothetical universal atonement theory, which causes classical people to critique him; of course they fail to realize that Oliver’s position there was well represented at the Westminster Assembly of all places.


    Bobby Grow

    May 11, 2017 at 10:44 pm

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