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The Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and Subordinate Standards (WLC/WSC)

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This edition of the Westminster Confession of Faith contains the Edinburgh edition of the Confession and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms in their original wording. The inclusion of the subordinate Westminster standards, such as The Sum of Saving Knowledge, The Acknowledgment of Sins, public and family worship directories, and more, make this one of the most thorough single volumes of Reformed confessional literature available. Add this authoritative volume on the Westminster Confession to your library and enhance your study of the definitive Reformed statement of faith.

The Logos edition of The Westminster Confession of Faith streamlines and strengthens your study. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and wealth of other resource in your digital library. The Confession connects with a library of Reformed resources from Calvin to J. Gresham Machen. Scripture citations appear on mouseover in your preferred English translation. Tablet and mobile apps lets you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Bolster your library of resources on the Westminster Assembly with Select Works on the Westminster Assembly (32 vols.) and Classic Works on the Westminster Shorter Catechism (35 vols.).

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  • Provides the Edinburgh edition of the Westminster Confession of Faith with scriptural proofs
  • Includes the Larger and Shorter Catechisms and the subordinate standards
  • Preface by Sundry English Divines
  • Mr. Manton’s Epistle to the Reader
  • The Confession of Faith
  • The Larger Catechism
  • The Shorter Catechism
  • The Sum of Saving Knowledge
  • The National Covenant
  • The Solemn League and Covenant
  • The Acknowledgment of Sins
  • The Directory of Public Worship
  • The Form of Presbyterian Church Government
  • The Directory of Family Worship

Top Highlights

“So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion.n Which person is very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.” (Page 52)

“those former ways of God’s revealing his will unto his people being now ceased.” (Page 15)

“Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification;d yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by love.” (Pages 67–68)

“Although God knows whatsoever may or can come to pass upon all supposed conditions;d yet hath he not decreed any thing because he foresaw it as future, or as that which would come to pass upon such conditions.” (Pages 26–27)

“All which ceremonial laws are now abrogated under the new testament.” (Page 100)

  • Title: The Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and Subordinate Standards
  • Author: The Westminster Assembly
  • Publisher: William S. Young
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 576

The Westminster Assembly was a synod of British clergy, theologians, and members of Parliament during the lead-up to the British Civil War tasked with restructuring the Church of England. It began on July 1, 1643, with a sermon preached by William Twisse in the nave of Westminster Abbey. Most of the Assembly ceased attending meetings after the new regime required an oath of engagement to the commonwealth in 1649, though nominal meetings continued into the 1650s. The Assembly produced the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, liturgical manuals for the Churches of England and Scotland, and other subordinate standards. The Assembly worked in the Reformed tradition according to covenant theology, taking the Bible as the authoritative word of God. Though the Assembly’s work was repudiated during the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the Confession of Faith and other standards remained the definitive Reformed confessional literature throughout the English-speaking world.

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  1. A Reformed

    A Reformed

    6/3/2022

    Nice to have an edition that is free from the additions and deletions of destructive denominations.
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    Chad Graham

    11/5/2015

    Very good resource. Well laid out too. Thanks Logos
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