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Christian Doctrine (7)

Here are a few notes from Chapter 7 of Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994), “What Does God Want with Us? The Doctrine of Predestination” (118-141). Guthrie reviews three “classical” doctrines of predestination or election … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (6)

Summary notes on Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994) Chapter 6 “What Is God Like? The Doctrine of the Attributes of God” The “God is dead” movement in theology represents the death of inadequate … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (5)

Summary notes for Chapter 5, “Who is God? The Doctrine of the Trinity” in Shirley Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994) 70-96. Guthrie’s exposition of Christian doctrine really begins with the preliminary “who are we as … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (4)

More summary notes on Christian Doctrine, (Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr., Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1994) this time Chapter 4 (pp 53-69), “How Does God Find Us?” which deals with the concept of “special revelation” – that is, the self-revelation … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (3)

Chapter 3 of Christian Doctrine focuses on the doctrine of “general revelation” – the idea that God is or can be known “by the light of nature and the works of creation” (Westminster Confession, 1.1). Guthrie presents the following summary … Continue reading

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“Christian Doctrine” (2)

More take-aways from Christian Doctrine, by Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. (pages 17-35) Reformed theology is committed to the slogan “reformed and always being reformed,” ultimately, because of its commitment to the overarching authority of the Word of God, Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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“Christian Doctrine” (1)

A test in Reformed tradition Christian theology is coming up at the end of January. So last night I pulled out my old copy of Shirley C. Guthrie, Jr. Christian Doctrine (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1994), and calculated that if … Continue reading

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