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The British Delegation and the Synod of Dort (1618-19)

March 22, 2011

Just ordered.

The British Delegation and the Synod of Dort (1618-19) (Church of England Record Society) [Hardcover]
Anthony Milton (Author, Editor)
475 pages, Boydell Press (September 15, 2005)

Product Description

The Synod of Dort (1618-19) was one of the most remarkable and important gatherings of Protestant divines ever assembled. Summoned to resolve doctrinal disputes in the Netherlands, it involved theologians from a number of other countries, including Britain. The precise role played by delegates of the Church of England at the synod has been the subject of intense disagreement ever since. Drawing on new sources discovered in English and Dutch archives, this volume provides a wide-ranging collection of edited documents (many previously unpublished) which make it possible for the first time to construct a thorough and fully contextualized account of the role played by the British delegates. Different sections of the book tackle the political and theological background to the synod, the submissions of the British delegation on issues ranging from predestination and episcopacy to catechizing and bible translation, and also the aftermath of the synod and the later defences of it by the British delegates. The primary source material is set in context by a substantial introduction, which argues for a major reassessment of the role of the British divines at the synod, and emphasizes the importance of the event in allowing historians to study the detailed interaction of British and continental thinkers at a vital period in the emergence of an ‘Anglican’ identity.

About the Author

Dr Anthony Milton is Reader in History at the University of Sheffield. For more info click here

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A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

March 8, 2011

Recommended Reading

Case for Amillennialism, A: Understanding the End Times [Paperback]
Kim Riddlebarger (Author)
272 pages, Baker Books (March 1, 2003)

Product Description

What does the Bible really teach about the end times? Will there be a rapture with some people left behind? How has the church traditionally understood the millennial age?

In a clear and accessible manner, Kim Riddlebarger presents and defends amillennialism as the historic Protestant understanding of the millennial age. Amillennarians believe that the millennium is a present reality centered in Christ’s heavenly reign, not a future hope of Christ’s rule on earth after his return.

Recognizing that eschatology-the study of future things-is a complicated and controversial subject, Riddlebarger begins with definitions of key terminology and an overview of various viewpoints and related biblical themes. He then discusses key passages of Scripture that bear upon the millennial age, including Daniel 9, Matthew 24, Romans 11, and Revelation 20. Finally, he evaluates the main problems facing each of the major millennial positions (dispensational premillennialism, historic premillennialism, postmillennialism, and preterism) and cautions readers to be aware of the consequences of each view.

About the Author

Dr. Kim Riddlebarger is pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, California, and a visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is cohost of the popular White Horse Inn weekly radio program sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He has a Ph.D. from Fuller Seminary.

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