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The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the Presbyterian & Reformed Heritage

ISBN: 9781857928143


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For thirty years D. Clair Davis taught Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. His influence will not be fully known until the next life, but as a measure of the esteem that he is held, in this remarkable volume has been prepared.

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  • Five articles written by D. Clair Davis himself looking anew at the five points of Calvinism
  • Analysis of Reformed heritage through church history
  • Collection of anecdotes by colleagues, students and friends of Dr. Davis
  • Bibliography of Dr. Davis's wide and varied writings

Top Highlights

“Don’t be misled by that talk about how the Lord hates sin, but loves the sinner. It’s people he gets angry with and sends to Hell, not boxes full of sin.” (Page 31)

“Pondering the five points of God’s grace isn’t a nostalgia trip. When you’re alert about your salvation, then you know what life is all about. When you see how your salvation comes only from the Lord and not a bit from yourself, then you understand a lot of other things too. You know what’s really important, and what to do next.” (Page 48)

“You don’t have to be intimidated by the problems your friends have with the gospel. You can glory in the saving power of Jesus Christ.” (Page 40)

“What he desired was not the sufferings themselves, but the fellowship of sharing them with Christ” (Page 455)

“From the outset, Isaiah’s preaching ministry was doomed to fail. Its purpose was not to help people come to faith, but to confirm them in their unbelief!” (Page 450)

. . . a feast, both appetizing and satisfying, of contemporary reflection on the Presbyterian and Reformed heritage. Articles from a galaxy of scholars lead us into matters historical, theological, homiletical & pastoral.

—Edward Donnelly, Principal of Reformed Theological College, Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Title: The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the Presbyterian & Reformed Heritage
  • Editor: Peter Lillback
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publication
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 576

Professor of Historical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary.


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