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Overview This three-volume boxed set contains Sproul's entire guide to the Westminster Confession. In the first volume he covers the doctrines of Scripture, Trinity, God's Eternal Decree, Creation, Providence, the Fall, Sin, Punishment, God's Covenant with Humanity and Christology. Volume 2 continues with Free Will, Effectual Calling, Justification, Adoption, Sanctification, Saving Faith, Repentance, Good Works, Perseverance of the Saints, Assurance of Grace and Salvation, the Law of God, Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience, Religious Worship, Sabbath, and Oaths and Vows. His third, and final work in the series completes the Confession by exploring the Civil Magistrate, Marriage and Divorce, Ecclesiology, the Communion of Saints, Sacraments, Baptism, Eucharist, Church Discipline, Synods and Councils, Humanity after Death, the Resurrection and Last Judgment.
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Studio: P & R Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.5" Height: 3.6" Weight: 4.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher P & R Press
ISBN 1596380578 ISBN13 9781596380578
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More About R. C. Sproul, Jr.
Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL.
R. C. Sproul currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. R. C. Sproul was born in 1939.
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Sproul at his best Mar 10, 2008
From 1643-1646 English and Scottish churchmen met at Westminster to formulate a new creed. Dominated as it was by Calvinists, the creed followed a certain theological trajectory. The result is, it became the classic exposition of Calvinist theology, and the standard formulation of Prebyterianism.
It is certainly one of the major Christian creeds, although non-Calvinists of course may find plenty of problematic areas. Obvious areas of contention include the related doctrines of election, predestination and free will. Those of a non-Reformed persuasion will demur both with the Confession itself and Sproul's exposition of it.
But the Confession is still one of the most important creeds of the Christian church. Indeed, Sproul argues that the Westminster Standards are "the most precise and accurate summaries of the content of biblical Christianity ever set forth in creedal form".
While he has very high praise for many of the other great creeds, such as the Belgic Confession and the Heidelberg Catechism, he still regards the Westminster creed as superlative: "in my judgment, no historic confession surpasses [it] in eloquence, grandeur, and theological accuracy".
Reformed theologian R.C. Sproul here offers in three volumes a detailed and systematic exposition of the 33 sections of the Confession. It is written for the layman, so no footnotes or bibliographies clutter the pages. While it may be an easy-to-read, popular treatment of the Confession, it is no lightweight affair.
This is serious theology illuminated by a serious theologian. Sproul is well placed to tackle this assignment, and it is a fantastic read. He thoroughly covers all the 33 sections, and brings to life the Confession, showing its relevance for 21st century believers. Indeed, Sproul not only dissects in some detail the theological and ecclesiastical concerns of the Confession, but he offers plenty of contextualisation and up-to-date illustrations and application of these ancient truths.
Volume One deals with the first eight sections of the Confession, tackling such major topics as Scripture, God, creation, fall and covenant. Volume Two covers the next 14 sections, with the person and work of Christ, the nature of redemption, and the means of salvation carefully examined. Volume Three takes on the final 11 sections of the Confession. In it, matters of civil society, family, ecclesiology, and eschatology are carefully explored.
Also included as appendices in Volume Three are the Larger and Shorter Westminster Catechisms. Taken together, we have an excellent presentation here of Christian doctrine in general, and Reformed theology in particular.
In short, the 900 pages make for an easy-to-read, yet quite profound, systematic theology. All of the bases of the Christian faith are covered here, and this work comes close to comparing with some of the great systematic theologies now available.
R.C. Sproul, author of over 60 books, has been one of our finest Christian thinkers, and a top defender of the Reformed worldview. These three volumes are a very welcome addition to his ever-expanding corpus. They deserve wide and careful reading.
Truths We Confess Feb 25, 2008
This is an exceptional work on the Westminster Confession. It shares backround information pertinent to each chapters suject. It would serve well as a reference book for anyones personal theological library. I am participating in a mens group using this as a weekly guide to these vital subjects that are absolutely foundational to the Christian life. Purchasing the three volume set saved me about 30% over buying them indiviually.