Beginning to study Reformed theology is like stepping into a family conversation that has been going on for 500 years. How do you find your bearings and figure out how to take part in this conversation without embarrassing yourself? The Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition takes on this rich, boisterous, and varied tradition in its broad contours, filling you in on its common affirmations as well as its family tensions. Here you will find succinct and reliable entries on Latin terms, confessions, and doctrines, as well as theologians such as John Calvin and apologists such as Francis Schaeffer.
“The study of God as one being in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit” (Page 120)
“Consequently, if grace is irresistible, it is by virtue of its persuasive rather than coercive force.” (Page 65)
“Only when *faith upholds the tension of apprehending the invisible within the visible can it obtain *knowledge of God.” (Page 41)
“*Calvin emphasized the importance of God’s progressive work of conforming believers into the likeness of Christ” (Page 105)
“the principle that any interpretation must be in accord with the teaching of the Scripture taken as a whole” (Page 13)