From Inscrutability to Concursus
Benjamin B. Warfield's Theological Construction of Revelation's Mode from 1880 to 1915
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BENJAMIN B. WARFIELD, one of the Reformed world’s most celebrated theologians, was a theological diagnostician who demonstrated a remarkable ability to grasp the origin and direction of theological trends. e challenge in War eld’s day was to explain how God communicated. Pursuing the answer to that question led him on the theological journey that is chronicled in this book. Our day is like War eld’s: the need of the hour is not to explain revelation’s source but God’s mode of communicating, if we are to maintain that Scripture is indeed God’s Word.
“A beautiful model of how theological research should be done.”
—RICHARD C. GAMBLE, Professor of Systematic eology, Reformed Presbyterian eological Seminary
“Stivason’s analysis is an important contribution to our understanding not just of War eld’s mature doctrine of Scripture, but also of the central role that the doctrine of concursus played in his thought as a whole. Enthusiastically recommended.”
—PAUL KJOSS HELSETH, Professor of Christian ought, University of Northwestern, St. Paul
“Stivason reveals that he has actually read War eld, and provides us ample reason, yet again, for doing the same.”
—DAVID SMITH, Pastor, Covenant Fellowship A.R.P. Church, Greensboro, North Carolina; author, B. B. War eld’s Scienti cally Constructive eological Scholarship
“A top-notch exposition of a top-tier theologian.”
—LANE G. TIPTON, Charles Krahe Chair of Systematic eology, Associate Professor of Systematic eology, Westminster eological Seminary
“A real contribution to the understanding of B. B. War eld and the doctrine of biblical inspiration. [A] work of impressive scholarship.”
—JEFFREY C. WADDINGTON, Articles Editor, Confessional Presbyterian Journal
JEFFREY A. STIVASON (M.Div., Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is the pas- tor of Grace Reformed Presbyterian Church, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, and a contributor to the forthcoming Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans).