B.B. Warfield describes Calvinism as ‘that sight of the majesty of God that pervades all of life and all of experience’. This article looks at the practical implications of Calvinism.
This article is about the characteristics of the Reformed Faith.
What is real Calvinism? Calvinism is as concerned with the life of faith as it is with doctrinal soundness. This article explains that this conviction is seen in history, Scripture, and Christ, and leads to a distinctive piety, life, and worship.
This article traces the historical origin of Calvinism. The author looks at the context of the degraded state of the church under the Roman Catholic Church, the response of the reformers, and the spread of Calvinism.
What is Reformed theology? What does it mean to adhere to the Reformed faith? Do Reformed theologians claim that there is one all-encompassing summary of the Reformed faith? In Chapter 1 William Edgar claims that part of the task of ordering our theological ideas is to assign a centre and then move toward the periphery. At the heart of Reformed theology is the desire to credit all good things to God. Chapter 1 is a reflection on the significance of this desire and claim.
In this essay Gaffin concentrates on the inherent vigour of Reformed systematic theology and how best to preserve and nurture its strengths. He first addresses the matter of Reformed systematic theology’s use of its own exegetical tradition given in the discipline of biblical theology as developed by Geerhardus Vos. His emphasis is on the task of all exegesis of Scripture to be redemptive-historical.
This article explains what is meant by the term 'reformed theology'.
The article explains the practical implications of Calvinistic thought and truth in the life of a believer. In this explanation, the article points out that Calvinism should produce in the believer a deep acquaintance with his own sinfulness, an acquaintance with grace and forgiveness, utter submission before God, honest and Scriptural examination, and the biblical pursuit of practical holiness.
The article finds that the most important principle of Calvinism is the centrality of God. It identifies some fallacious statements of the fundamental principle. It then considers other first principles that also underlie the whole system, chief of which is God's special revelation.