Synopsis: In this exciting volume, new and emerging voices join
senior Reformed scholars in presenting a coherent and impassioned
articulation of Calvinism for today's world. Evangelical Calvinism
represents a mood within current Reformed theology. The various
contributors are in different ways articulating that mood, of which
their very diversity is a significant element. In attempting to
outline features of an Evangelical Calvinism, a number of the
contributors compare and contrast this approach with that of
Federal Calvinism currently dominant in North American Reformed
theology, challenging the assumption that Federal Calvinism is the
only possible expression of orthodox Reformed theology. This book
does not, however, represent the arrival of a "new Calvinism" or
even a "neo-Calvinism," if by those terms are meant a novel reading
of the Reformed faith. An Evangelical Calvinism highlights a
Calvinistic tradition that has developed particularly within
Scotland, but is not unique to the Scots. The editors have picked
up the baton passed on by John Calvin, Karl Barth, Thomas Torrance,
and others, in order to offer the family of Reformed theologies a
reinvigorated theological and spiritual ethos. This volume promises
to set the agenda for Reformed-Calvinist discussion for some time
to come. Endorsements: "This valuable collection illustrates the
diversity of the Reformed tradition . . . By concentrating on its
evangelical center, particularly with respect to the love of God
enacted in the person and work of Christ, these essays offer
internal criticism of some aspects of the tradition, while also
revitalizing some of its core themes. The volume is set to
stimulate a vigorous discussion of the meaning of evangelical
Calvinism." --David Fergusson, coeditor of The Cambridge Dictionary
of Christian Theology " This is] a challenging treasure trove of
material mined from Calvin and examining, in the light of moderns
such as Torrance and Barth, his essential legacy historically,
theologically, and pastorally. This is a book to be read and
re-read for the vital contribution it offers to deepening and
reinvigorating evangelical Calvinism today." --Robert T. Walker,
coauthor of Atonement: The Person and Work of Christ Author
Biography: Myk Habets is Lecturer in Systematic Theology, and
Director of the R. J. Thompson Centre for Theological Studies at
Carey Baptist College and Graduate School, Auckland, New Zealand.
His publications include Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance
(2009), The Anointed Son (Pickwick, 2010), and Trinitarian Theology
after Barth, edited with Phillip Tolliday (Pickwick, 2011). Bobby
Grow is a PhD candidate in Systematic Theology at South African
Theological Seminary, a theologian-at-large, and runs several
theological blogs. He lives with his wife and two kids in
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