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What Is Faith?

by Machen, J. Gresham

Eerdmans 1925

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Overview

J. Gresham Machen is considered the last in the lineage of the Great Princeton Theologians, following in the steps of Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, and B. B. Warfield. Machen taught at Princeton Seminary for almost 15 years and established himself as a well respected New Testament scholar. After a dispute that divided faculty members over an emerging modernist theology, Machen left Princeton and became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary, where he taught until his death.

In this classic treatise first published in 1925, J. Gresham Machen explores biblical answers to this pivotal question. Lamenting the “false and disastrous opposition which has been set up between knowledge and faith” and continuing what was his long-running polemic against liberalism, Machen speaks out against halfhearted, watered-down attempts at faith that seek to engage the heart and the soul yet disregard the mind. He illuminates the Bible’s teaching on the foundational tenets of Christian faith, clearly demonstrating that it is knowledge—the intellectual pursuit and embrace of God the Father and Jesus Christ as revealed in Scripture—that forms the foundation of all true belief.

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Key Features

  • Illuminates the Bible’s teaching on the foundational tenets of Christian faith
  • Argues that it is knowledge that forms the foundation for belief
  • Examines the crucial differences between Christianity and “liberalism”

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Faith in God
  • Faith in Christ
  • Faith Born of Need
  • Faith and the Gospel
  • Faith and Salvation
  • Faith and Works
  • Faith and Hope

Product Details

  • Title: What Is Faith?
  • Author: J. Gresham Machen
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Pages: 264

About John Gresham Machen

John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) was professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915–1929. After a dispute against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A. A. Hodge, and B. B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative, Calvinist orthodoxy.