Item description for Introduction to the Reformed Tradition: A Way of Being the Christian Community by John Haddon Leith...
Overview A concise, readable study for laypersons and clergy alike. Indispensable for all informed people in many different con fessional communitites. By "Reformed" the author means those branches of the Church that stem from John Calvin and the Swiss Reformation. With the passion of one who not only observes but believes this noted authority touches on all aspects of Reformed history, theology, polity, liturgy, and Christian culture with a balance of enthusiasm and critical judgment which always rings true.
A concise and readable study for laypersons and clergy alike, this book is indispensable for all informed people in many different confessional communities. With the passion of one who not only observes but believes, John Leith touches on all aspects of Reformed history, theology, polity, liturgy, and Christian culture with a balance of enthusiasm and critical judgment that always rings true.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.76" Width: 6.26" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1981
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0804204799 ISBN13 9780804204798
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More About John Haddon Leith
Leith is Pemberton Professor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
John Haddon Leith currently resides in the state of Virginia.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Introduction to the reformed tradition?
Solid Introduction to moderate neo-orthodox Reformed life Mar 25, 2001
Dr. Leith was professor for many years at Union Theo. Sem. (VA). Before that he was pastor of some large Presbyterian (PCUS) churches in the South.
Interestingly, when he began teaching he was considered somewhat liberal in mainline Presbyterian circles. By the end of his career his theology had not changed but he was considered a little Right-of-Center in the PCUSA. This is testament to how far to the Left teh PCUSA has traveled in one generation.
Dr. Leith's book is a very fine introduction to a moderate neo-orthodox approach to the Reformed tradition. He's not an evangelical, nor classically orthodox, but he loves much of the Reformed tradition and has a breadth of knowledge unparalleled in PCUSA circles.
This is a good book, and should be in the library of every pastor or informed layperson.