Redeeming the Life of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Vern Poythress

Redeeming the Life of the Mind: Essays in Honor of Vern Poythress

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ISBN-13: 9781433553035
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John M. Frame(DD, Belhaven College) is J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He has published many books, includingThe Doctrine of GodandSystematic Theology.

Wayne Grudem(PhD, University of Cambridge; DD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is distinguished research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary, having previously taught for 20 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is aformer president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, the general editor of theESV Study Bible, and has published over 20 books.

John J. Hughes(ThM, Westminster Theological Seminary) is director of academic development for P&R Publishing. He previously taught religious studies at Westmont College.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Iain M. Duguid (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has also served as a missionary in Liberia, taught at Westminster Seminary California and Grove City College, and planted churches in Pennsylvania, California, and England.

Carl R. Trueman(PhD, University of Aberdeen) is the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary and pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He was editor of Themelios for nine years, has authored or edited more than a dozen books, and has contributed to multiple publicationsincluding the Dictionary of Historical Theology and The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology.

Camden Bucey(PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the lead pastor of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois, and is the president of the Reformed Forum.


Justin Poythress(PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the assistant pastor of student ministry at Christ Community Church in Carmel, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Foreword J. I. Packer 11

Preface 13

Acknowledgments 21

Abbreviations 23

Part 1 Sons Of Yeshua

1 Redeeming Science: A Father-Son Tale Ransom Poythress 27

2 The Grace and Gift of Differentness Justin Poythress 35

Part 2 Exegesis

3 The New Testament Background of εκκλησια Revisited Yet Again G. K. Beale 47

4 The Divine Choice between the Offerings of Cain and Abel In Whan Kim 61

5 Reading the Lord's Prayer Christologically Brandon D. Crowe 79

6 Psalms Applied to Both Christ and Christians: Psalms 8, 22, 34, 118 and Romans 15:3 // Psalm 69:9 Robert J. Cara 97

7 What Kind of Prophecy Continues? Defining the Differences between Continuationism and Cessationism Iain M. Duguid 112

8 Christocentrism and Christotelism: The Spirit, Redemptive History, and the Gospel Lane G. Tipton 129

9 What "Symphony of Sighs"? Reflections on the Eschatological Future of the Creation Richard B. Gaffin Jr. 146

Part 3 Doctrine Of The Trinity

10 The Trinity and Monotheism: Christianity and Islam in the Theology of Cornelius Van Til Camden M. Bucey 167

11 Language and the Trinity: A Meeting Place for the Global Church Pierce Taylor Hibbs 181

12 Jonathan Edwards and God's Involvement in Creation: An Examination of "Miscellanies," no. 1263 Jeffrey C. Waddington 198

Part 4 Worldview

13 Redeeming the Seminary by Redeeming Its Worldview Peter A. Lillback 217

14 Presuppositionalism and Perspectivalism John M. Frame 234

15 The Death of Tragedy: Reflections upon a Tragic Aspect of This Present Age Carl R. Trueman 251

16 Beholding the Glory of Jesus: How a Christ-Centered Perspective Restores in Us the Splendor of God's Image Brian Courtney Wood 269

Part 5 History

17 Christian Missions in China: A Reformed Perspective Luke P. Y. Lu 291

18 Historiography: Redeeming History Diane Poythress 312

Part 6 Ethics

19 Christians Never Have to Choose the "Lesser Sin" Wayne Grudem 331

20 Perspectives on the Kingdom of God in Romans 14:17 John J. Hughes 360

Appendix: Scripture Versions Cited 387

Writings of Vern Poythress 389

Contributors 405

General Index 408

Scripture Index 420

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