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Speaking the Truth in Love: The Theology of John M. Frame
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Speaking the Truth in Love: The Theology of John M. Frame

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Gathering Interest

Overview

Speaking the Truth in Love: The Theology of John M. Frame is a festschrift honoring Professor Frame’s career in seminary teaching and publishing.

Unlike many festschrifts, this book does not merely collect essays on subjects of interest to the honoree. Rather, it analyzes Frame’s own work in the fields of theology, apologetics, ethics, worship, the church, and other areas. Containing some forty articles, it is one of the largest festschrifts ever published. The authors have worked in numerous fields and are familiar with Frame’s work; many are Frame’s former students and colleagues.

This is the first large-scale analysis of Frame’s distinctive approach to theology. The essays go into considerable depth, comparing Frame’s conceptual approach with the approaches of others and even applying his ideas to various fields beyond those that he has explored.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Contents

Part One: Introduction

  • My Books: Their Genesis and Main Ideas
  • Backgrounds to My Thought
  • The Heart of John Frame’s Theology
  • Reflections of a Lifetime Theologian: An Extended Interview with John M. Frame
  • Perspectives on Multiperspectivalism
  • John Frame: The Closet Radical

Part Two: Theology

  • John Frame’s Methodology: A Case Study in Constructive Calvinism
  • Multiperspectivalism and the Reformed Faith
  • The Prolegomena Principle: Frame and Bavinck
  • The Word Made Applicable: Frame on Biblical Theology among the Disciplines
  • John Frame: Orthodoxy and Creativity
  • John Frame and Evangelicalism
  • Frame’s Doctrine of God
  • Frame as a Reformed Theologian
  • A Living and Active Word: Some Notes on Frame’s View of Holy Scripture
  • Frame on the Attributes of God
  • Psalm 19: A Royal Sage Praises and Petitions I AM

Part Three: Apologetics

  • Frame the Apologist
  • Presuppositionalism and Frame’s Epistemology
  • Van Til and Transcendental Argument Revisited
  • Frame in the Context of Recent Apologetics
  • Frame’s and Van Til’s Apologetic
  • Frame’s Apologetics and the Challenges of Our Time
  • Neopaganism: Stepchild of Secular Humanism
  • Servant Thinking: The Polanyian Workings of the Framean Triad

Part Four: The Church

  • A Triperspectival Model of Ministry
  • I’ve Been “Framed”! The Influence of John Frame and His Teaching on This Pastor and Pastoral Ministry
  • John Frame’s Missional-Ecumenical View of the Church: Unity in Christ Alone
  • John Frame’s Pastoral Method for Christian Unity

Part Five: Worship

  • What John Frame Taught Me about Worship
  • Rethinking, Reforming: Frame’s Contributions to Contemporary Worship

Part Six: Ethics

  • Frame’s Ethics: Working the Implications for Pastoral Care
  • Why It Is Never Right to Lie: An Example of John Frame’s Influence on My Approach to Ethics
  • Medical Ethics: Building on John Frame and His Work

Part Seven: Culture

  • Frame’s Unique Contributions to the Christ-and-Culture Debate
  • Passionately Demonstrating Truth: Triangulating Cultural Restoration
  • John Frame’s Theology in the Present Cultural Context
  • Doing Theology Today

Part Eight: Future Relevance

  • John Frame and the Future of the Church

Contributors

Praise for the Print Edition

There are few, past or present, whom I would place . . . ahead of Professor Frame. . . . He has been privileged to make a strategic and potentially huge contribution to the future well-being . . . of the entire evangelical world.

—J.I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College

What is refreshing is his ability to model a firm stance on truth with a heartfelt affection for people. Razor-sharp reason is used to carve error away from truth, not skin off adversaries.

—John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church

If Frame writes it, I read it, not because I always find myself in perfect agreement, but because he teaches me.

—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

My entire Bible-centered approach to all I have written on theology and ethics . . . owes much to Frame’s example and the convictions he instilled in me in his classes.

—Wayne Grudem, research professor of theology and biblical studies, Phoenix Seminary

John Frame has served the church as a teacher par excellence. . . . He has distinguished himself in the fields of theology, apologetics, philosophy, and Christian ethics.

—R.C. Sproul, founder and chairman, Ligonier Ministries

It is hard to imagine an area of theological study that has not been impacted by John’s work in some way.

—Bryan Chapell, professor of homiletics and president, Covenant Theological Seminary

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About John Frame

John M. Frame (AB, Princeton University; BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) holds the J.D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and is the author of many books, including the four-volume Theology of Lordship series.

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