Covenantal Worship: Reconsidering the Puritan Regulative Principle

Covenantal Worship: Reconsidering the Puritan Regulative Principle

by R. J. Gore, John M. Frame
     
 
Gore assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Puritan regulative principle of worship in light of biblical teaching, the Westminster Standards and Directory, and Calvin’s view, with special attention to “adiaphora.” Gore submits this work, “the product of twenty years of research, reflection, worship, and dialogue . . . not as the final

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Gore assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the Puritan regulative principle of worship in light of biblical teaching, the Westminster Standards and Directory, and Calvin’s view, with special attention to “adiaphora.” Gore submits this work, “the product of twenty years of research, reflection, worship, and dialogue . . . not as the final word on the regulation of worship, but as a modest attempt to further the discussion.”

Editorial Reviews

William S. Barker
An excellent work. . . . will both stimulate thought and help resolve some current controversies over worship. There is a good balance of appreciation and criticism of the Puritan heritage. . . . A formulation that needs to be considered in our circles.
ROBERT E. WEBER
A very important contribution. The author rejects the temptation to discard the past or to unthinkingly accept the contemporary. He provides us with thoughtful biblical guidance for worship that is theologically sound and culturally relevant.
D. CLAIR DAVIS
Exactly the right balance of biblical and pastoral concerns . . . solid scholarship, comprehensive and accurate, calculated to open hearts to serious rethinking, on a thoroughly biblical basis. . . . This book will do much to bring us together biblically, where we need to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875525624
Publisher:
P&R Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 8.68(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

R. J. Gore, Jr. is associate professor of systematic theology, as well as vice president and dean at Erskine Theological Seminary. Before coming to Erskine, he served as pastor of a Presbyterian Church and has been a chaplain in the army reserves since 1986. Gore holds four master’s degrees, including an MA in dogmatic theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He received a PhD in historical and theological studies from Westminster Theological Seminary. He and his wife Joan have three children.

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