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Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal 2013

January 24, 2013

Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, vol.3, 2013

Continuing the trend of only posting about new journals it is good to see that the 2013 Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal is now available.

The table of contents is below.  My copy is now in the post!

‘John Knox and the Destruction of the Perth Friaries in May 1559′
Douglas Somerset

‘The Covenanters, Unity in Religion, and Uniformity of Church Government in the 1640s: Presbytery by Coercion or Co-operation?
Jeffrey Stephen

‘The Scots Church in Rotterdam – a Church for Seventeenth Century Migrants and Exiles. Part I’
Robert J. Dickie

‘Alexander Shields, the Revolution Settlement and the Unity of the Visible Church. Part II’
Matthew Vogan

‘The Attitude of James Begg and The Watchword Magazine to the 1872 Education Act’
Andrew R. Middleton

‘The Witness of the Kames Free Presbyterian Church, Argyllshire’
Norman Campbell

‘Movements in the Main-Line Presbyterian Churches in Scotland in the Twentieth Century’
John W. Keddie

‘The Sabbath Protest at Strome Ferry in 1883′
Norman Campbell

Confessional Presbyterian Journal 2012

December 31, 2012

The Confessional Presbyterian Journal volume 8 (2012)

The 2012 Confessional Presbyterian Journal has now been published. This is an excellent journal full of good quality Reformed material.  The emphasis this year is on the legacy of Princeton Seminary – 2012 being the 200th anniversary of the founding of the seminary.

The usual features of the CPJ are all here again.  However, there is also the very welcome addition of a new section – “Views in Review”. This section hosts exchanges on contemporary debates in the Reformed community, this time focusing on the “distinctive” views being taught by Westminster Seminar California. Of particular note here, I think , Is Dr Venema’s reply to Dr Fesko. Very worth while reading.

Journals, Journals, Journals!

January 17, 2012

One encouraging sign in the reformed world is the continued publication of a number of thoughtful journals.  To highlight some recent publications:

Mid-America Journal of TheologyMAJT Volume 22

Volume 22 (2011) recently arrived.  This journal is always helpful, as any publication with regular contributions from Cornelis Venema and Mark Beach is likely to be.  Two particular articles to highlight.

“In This Way All Israel Will Be Saved”: A Study of Romans 11:26 by Cornelis P. Venema.  Worth a careful read in entirety the article concludes that Paul taught “the future ingathering and conversion of the people of Israel.”

Calvin’s Treatment of the Offer of the Gospel and Divine Grace by J. Mark Beach.  This is a helpful article concluding that “Calvin is not squeamish about using offer language … in addressing the matter of the offer of the gospel to sinners, thus to elect and non-elect alike, Calvin does not refrain from talk of divine mercy, fatherly favour, paternal love, maternal kindness, goodness, and grace directed towards all people.”


The Confessional Presbyterian JournalThe Confessional Presbyterian Journal volume 7 (2011)

In its seventh year the CPJ continues to impress with the three articles of most interest to me being:

“Holy Communion in the Theology of John Knox” by Glen J. Clary

“John Knox and the Reformation by the Rev. Dr. James Begg” by Iain Wright,

“The Early Reformation in Scotland” by W. Duncan Rankin.

The reviews section is also always interesting.


Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal
Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal vol.2

Volume 2 of this journal is now available.

As I haven’t read the journal (it is in the post) I cant comment on the highlights but the contents look interesting and cover a wide range of aspects of Scottish Church History.