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John Owen Communion With God (Works 2)

My copy of Owen was from his Works, volume 2.  Nonetheless, this review will also serve for the shorter Puritan Paperbacks edition.  following the review is an outline on the book. Owen gives us a dense, thorough, yet manageable snapshot, … Continue reading

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Intro notes to Bahnsen

One of my goals this summer was to do an analytical outline to Bahnsen’s Van Til reader.  That demands more energy than time left in the summer.  But I didn’t want the project to hang suspended between heaven and earth, … Continue reading

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Outline Thomas Aquinas Treatise on Law

Question 90: Of the essence of law law is a rule and measure of acts The principal and object in practical matters is the last end, beatitude. Question 91: Of the various kinds of law There is an eternal law. … Continue reading

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Outline Althusius Politica

Thesis 1: The rights of sovereignty are proper to the realm, not the magistrate (7). The general elements of politics Polity Politics is the art of associating men for the purpose of establishing, cultivating, and conserving social life. Althusius calls … Continue reading

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Outline Owen Mortification of Sin

https://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/SpiritualFormation/Texts/Owen_MortificationOfSin.pdf Foundation of the Discourse The relationship between justification and mortification is cause and effect (Owen 6). Our duty: The choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all … Continue reading

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Rutherford’s Scotist Ethics

“Samuel Rutherford’s Euthyphro Dilemma” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland by Simon J. G. Burton Cameron’s Thesis: Things that are good in themselves have a much stronger binding authority than adiaphora. Rutherford’s Rejoinder: Constitution of the divine image is dependent on the … Continue reading

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Outline of Beeke’s Puritan Spirituality

This isn’t an outline of the whole book, but of what I found most helpful. The book is vintage Beeke. While not a collection of independent essays, most of them can be read independently, although the essays on the Erskines … Continue reading

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Review and Outline of Lex, Rex

This is Samuel Rutherford’s response to the prelate Maxwell who advocated absolute obedience to monarchs in all respects. This book is a point by point refutation (and reads like it). Rutherford’s Key argument: “I reduce all that I am to … Continue reading

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Working outline of Lex, Rex

I still have 100 pages to go in my outline.  Most of my critical help has come from Rev. David Field. I found Rev David Field’s analyses of Rutherford very helpful and invaluable. http://davidpfield.com/other/rutherfordccs.pdf http://www.davidpfield.com/published-articles/Rutherford-resistance.pdf Rev Field’s key point, taken … Continue reading

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Outline of Shedd (whole)

I did a larger review of Shedd, but this is an analytical outline to help students working through him. Prolegomena “If  all that can be said by the theologian respecting God is that he is not this or that, then … Continue reading

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