Item description for What Is a Reformed Church? (Basics of the Reformed Faith) by Stephen Smallman...
Overview An introduction to the Reformed view of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant of grace, the law of God, the church, and the kingdom of God.
Publishers Description Pastors of Reformed churches are often asked, "What is a Reformed church?" or "What do you mean by Reformed?" Few booklet-length answers are available. Stephen Smallman, author of Understanding the Faith, has provided a booklet that pastors and churches will find eminently useful. While teaching inquires classes, Smallman writes, "I got a sense of the kind of issues that are in peoples' minds as they struggle to understand and appreciate the core doctrines and traditions of the church." In What Is a Reformed Church? he treats historical roots and the doctrines of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant, the law, the church, and the kingdom.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 4.18" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
Series Basics Of The Reformed Faith
ISBN 0875525946 ISBN13 9780875525945
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen Smallman
Stephen Smallman currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Stephen Smallman was born in 1940.
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Reviews - What do customers think about What Is a Reformed Church? (Basics of the Reformed Faith)?
A good short overview of the Reformed tradition Jul 24, 2003
Steve Smallman packs a surprisingly large amount of content into this little booklet. He gives a very short history of the Reformed tradition, then moves on to state some of the key Reformed doctrinal positions. A book of this size is not designed to prove these doctrinal positions, merely to state them and he does a good job.
Smallman discusses the Reformed views of Scripture, God's Sovereignty, the church, the covenants, the law of God, and the sacraments. I was impressed that he even gave a quick and dirty explanation of the three uses of the law.
This is a good booklet to give to new members in a Reformed church. This will let them know what the church believes. Of course, they will need to go to other books to find the proof of these points (may I suggest Michael Scott Horton's "Putting Amazing Back Into Grace"), but this booklet does a great job of stating the Reformed views in a quick format.