Articles and Publications

Selected Works of Carl R. Trueman


_____. The Creedal Imperative. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.
_____. Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History. Chicago: Crossway, 2010.
_____. Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative. Phillipsburg: P & R Publishing, 2010. 
_____ and Neil B. MacDonald, ed. Calvin, Barth, and Reformed Theology. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008.
_____. John Owen: Reformed Catholic, Renaissance Man. Burlington: Ashgate, 2007.
_____.Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism. Scotland: Mentor, 2005.
_____. Reformation: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.
Bryntirion Press, 2003.
_____. The Claims of Truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian Theology.
  Paternoster Publishing, 2002.
_____. and Paul Helm, Ed.
Trustworthiness of God: Perspectives on the Nature of Scripture. Grand Rapids:
     Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002.

_____. Luther’s Legacy: Salvation and English Reformers, 1525–1556.
Oxford University Press, 1994.


_____. “Traditional Troubles,” First Things, May 2014.
_____. “Reflections on “What Can Miserable Christians Sing?” 9 Marks Journal, May-June 2014. can-miserable-christians-sing%E2%80%9D-0._____. “Guilty of a Hurt Crime?” First Thoughts, March 2014. crime.
_____. “Hans Kung’s Suicide Plan,” First Thoughts, February 2014.
_____. “Dylan Thomas and Giving Death Its Due,” First Thoughts, January 2014. death-and-silence.
_____. “Queen Latifah’s Grammy Mass Wedding,” First Thoughts, January 2014. grammy-mass-wedding.
_____. “Hearing the God of Job,” First Thoughts, January 2014.
_____. “Mark Driscoll’s Problem, and Ours,” First Thoughts, March 2014. and-ours.
_____. “More Questions Than Answers On Protestantism”s Future,” First Thoughts, May 2014.
_____. “I Just Ran Out of Presence,” First Thoughts, December 2013. presence.
_____. “Newman Family Values,” First Thoughts, December 2013. values-3.
_____. “Nothing New Under the Sun,” First Thoughts, December 2013. under-the-sun-2.
_____. “Areopagitica,” First Thoughts, December 2013.
_____. “Cambridge Change, Political Style,” First Thoughts, November 2013. change-political-style.
_____. “Why Virgil Is Still Worth Reading (Alongside Robert P. George),” First Thoughts, December 2013. virgil-is-still-worth-reading.
_____. “Our Alypian Moment,” First Thoughts, November 2013. moment.
_____. “McClay, Marcuse, and My Grandfather,” First Thoughts, November 2013. and-my-grandfather.
_____. “Why is so much preaching so poor?” Reformation 21, November 2013.
_____. “Terry Eagleton on the Value of Stereotypes and the Private Ownership (or not) of Bodies,“ First Thoughts, October, 2013. value-of-stereotypes-and-the-private-ownership-or-not-of-bodies.
_____. “Thank You for Not Smoking (Even Electronically),” First Thoughts.October, 2013. not-smoking-even-electronically.
_____. “An Important but Neglected Distinction,” Reformation 21, July 2013. discussion.php.
_____. “The Quest for the Next Big Thing,” Modern Reformation 22.2, March-April 2013.
_____. “The Sufficiency of Scripture” 9Marks Journal July/August.
_____. “Tragic Worship,” First Things June/July 2013.
_____. “What the Hijabi Witnessed (and What She Didn’t),” Reformation 21, August 2013. what-she-didnt.php.
_____. “Which One's Goliath?” First Thoughts, October 2013. goliath.
_____. “How parachurch ministries go off the rails.” 9Marks Ejournal (March-April, 2011).
_____. `The End of Soap Oprah.” Tabletalk, (March 2011).
_____.  “Easy Virtues and Cruel Mistresses: Basic Advice on How to Interpret Luther.” Reformation 21 (March
_____.  “Church shopping.” Tabletalk (February 2011).
_____.  “Why I Believe in the One Great Heresy”. Reformation 21 (February 2011).
_____.  “On Being a False Teacher.” Reformation 21 (January 2011).
_____. “The Reception of Calvin: Historical Considerations.” Church History and Religious Culture 91 (2011).
_____.  “Reformed Orthodoxy in Britain”. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 14.4 (Winter 2010).
_____.  “Seasonal Reflections I”. Reformation 21, (December 2010).
_____.  “Seasonal Reflections II”. Reformation 2!, (December 2010).
_____.  “Seasonal Reflections III”. Reformation 21, (December 2010).
_____.  “Terrible Beauty, Beauty, and the Plain Terrible”. Themelios 35.3 (November 2010). beauty-beauty-and-the-plain-
_____.  “I Blame Jefferson! A Dissenting Voice on Lausanne III.” Reformation 21, (November 2010).
_____.  “The True Repentance of an Inconvenient Jester”. Reformation 21, (September 2010). jester.php.
_____.  “The Crowd is Untruth.” Reformation 21, (July 2010).
_____.  “Not in the Public Interest.” Themelios 35.2, (July 2010). public-interest.
_____.  “Is the Thickness of Two Short Planks a Forgotten Divine Attribute?” Reformation 21, (May 2010). forgotten-divine-attribute.php.
_____.  “An Unmessianic Sense of Non-Destiny.” Reformation 21, (April 2010).
_____.  “Life on the Cultic Fringe.” Reformation 21, (April 2010)
_____.  “The Importance of Not Studying Theology.” Themelios 35.1, (April 2010) importance-of-not-studying-theology.
"How Consumer Culture Fuels Change." Tabletalk April (2010): 14-17.
_____. "Reflections on Rome (Part II): The Need for History 101." Reformation 21 March (2010). Accessed
     October 15, 2010,
_____."On the Gloucestershire Way of Identifying Sheep: A Response to Iain Murray." Reformation 21
     March (2010). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind."IX Marks Journal (January/February 2010). Accessed
     October 18, 2010,
_____."Reflections on Rome, Part 1: Connecting the Mind and the Tongue." Reformation 21 (January
     2010). Accessed October 15, 2010,
     connecting- the-mind-and-the-tongue.php.
_____." The Counsel of the Word." The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland May (2009): 14.
     Reprinted in New Horizons, January, 2010.
_____."A Response to Paul Helm." Reformation 21 January (2010). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____."Fools Rush In Where Monkeys Fear To Tread." Reformation 21 December (2009). Accessed October
     15, 2010,
_____."Welcome to Wherever You Are." Reformation 21 November (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010   
_____."Celebrating the Death of Meaning." Reformation 21 October (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "Sticking it to the Man, or The Case for Church History, Part 2."  Reprinted in The Briefing  
ptember 2009). Accessed October 18, 2010,
_____."The Nameless One." Reformation 21 September (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "Rejoinder to Hart/Muether response to review." Ordained Servant August/September (2009).
     Accessed October 18, 2010, http:
_____."Pro Choice, Not Pro Options" Reformation 21 August (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,  
_____. "Pijnmail als de nieuwe haatmail." Reformatorisch Dagblad 7/9/2009. Accessed October 18, 2010,
_____."Is Hurtmail the New Hatemail?" Reformation 21 July (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "Learning from the Pretenders, or The Case for Church History, Part 3" The Sola Panel July (2009).
     Accesssed October 18, 2010,
_____. "The Theological Importance of Criminal Profiling, or The Case for Church History, Part 1"
     Sola Panel
July (2009). Accesssed October 18, 2010,
_____."Thank God for Bandit Country." Reformation 21 June (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "Truly Catholic." The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland. June (2009):14.
_____."Look, It’s Rubbish!" Reformation 21 May (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "A Lesson from Peter the Barber." Themelios 34.1 (April 2009). Accessed October 18, 2010,
_____. "Courageous Protestantism?  Some Reflections on David Wells' Analysis of the Contemporary
     Church: A Review Article." Ordained Servant April (2009). Accessed October 18, 2010,

_____."Making Exhibitions of Ourselves." Reformation 21 April (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____.“Messiahs Pointing to the Door.Reformation 21 March (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____.“No Text, Please, I’m British!Reformation 21 February (2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
The Hermeneutics of Sexual Insecurity.” The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland. February
_____.“Why Are There Never Enough Parking Spaces at the Prostate Clinic?Reformation 21 January
     (2009).  Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "From Calvin to Gillespie on Covenant: Mythological Excess or an exercise in Doctrinal
     Development?" International Journal of Systematic Theology 11(4), October (2009): 378-397. Accessed
     October 18, 2010,
_____. "
Bring Me My Broadsword.” The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland. October

_____.“The Day They Tried to Recruit Me to the Most Dangerous Cult in the World!Reformation 21
     September (2008).
Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____.“The Freedom of the Christian Market.” Reformation 21 October (2008) (reprinted in The Monthly
     Record of the Free Church of Scotland
, January, 2009). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____.“From the Versace Vacuum to the Brand of Brothers.Reformation 21 December (2008). Accessed
     October 15, 2010,
_____. "The Inerrancy Debate: A Response to Andrew McGowan.” The Monthly Record of the Free Church
     of Scotland
January (2009): 4-6.
Throwing Toys Out of the Pram.”The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland December
Please Don’t Explain the Bible to Me.” The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland November
     (2008): 31.

_____.“Trapped in Neverland.” Reformation 21 November (2008). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____ and Sandy Finlayson.
Responding to John Ross.” The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland
October (2008): 31.

_____. "Wrongheaded Reformations." The Monthly Record of the Free Church of Scotland August
     (2008): 17.
_____. “This We Believe.Tabletalk August (2008): 68-69.
_____. “Patristics and Reformed Orthodoxy: Some Brief Notes and Proposals.” The Southern Baptist Journal of
12.2 Summer (2008): 52-60.
_____.“A Little Bit of Comfort for Machen’s Worrier Children.” Reformation 21 July (2008). Accessed October
     15, 2010,
_____.“Old Opium Meets the New.” Reformation 21 June (2008). Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. "
On Meeting Joe Frazier: The Missing Element of Modern Theology". Reformation 21, April 2
     Accessed October 15, 2010,
_____. “John Owen and Andrew Fuller.” Eusebeia: The Bulletin of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies 9
     Spring (2008):53-70.
_____. “Why Thoughtful Evangelicals Should Read the Medieval Mystics.” Themelios 33:1 (2008):2-4.
     Accessed October 18, 2010,
_____. “Response to Tim Cooper.” Conversations in Religion and Theology 6 (2008).
_____. “The Second Most Important Book You’ll Ever Read.” Themelios 33.2 (2008):4-6. Accessed October
     18, 2010,
_____. “The Way of the Christian Academic.” Themelios 33.3 (2008):5-7. Accessed October 18, 2010,
_____. “Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light.” Westminster Theological Journal  70 (2008):1-18.
_____. "Desert Island Theology". Themelios 28.2, 2003, 1-3.
_____. "Carl Trueman's Interview with Manuel Ortiz." Themelios 29.1 (2003): 52-57.
_____. "Is the Finnish Line a New begining? A critical assessment of the reading of luther offered by the Helsinki
     Circle." WTJ  65 (2003): 231-244.
_____. "It Ain't Necessarily So".
Westminster Theological Journal  65 (2003): 311-325.
_____. “John Owen’s Dissertation on Divine Justice: An Exercise in Christocentric Scholasticism.” Calvin Theological
  33 (1998): 87-103.


_____. Review of Thomas Albert Howard, God and the Atlantic: America, Europe, and the Religious Divide (Oxford University Press) in Reformation 21, April 2013. gious-divide.php.
_____. Review of Lee Gatiss (ed.), Pilgrims. Warriors, and Servants: Puritan Wisdom for Today’s Church, St. Antholin’s Lectures, vol. 1: 1991-2000 (London: Latimer Trust, 2010) in Churchman 126 (2012),374-76.
_____. Review of Willem J. Van Asselt, J. Martin Bac and Roelf T. te Velde (eds.), Reformed Thought on Freedom: The Concept of Free Choice in Early Modern Reformed Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic,
_____. Review of Tim Cooper, John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of English Non- Conformity (Ashgate, 2011). Catholic Historical Review 100 (2014).
_____. Review of Shadow Gospel: Rowan Williams and the Anglican Communion Crisis (Latimer Trust), by Charles F.
     Raven. Reformation 21, (December 2010).
_____. Review of The Writings of John Calvin, by Wulfert de Greef, Modern Reformation 18.4, June/July, 2009.
_____. Review of  Seeking a Better Country: 300 Years of American Presbyterianism , by D. G. Hart and
     John R. Muether. Ordained Servant,
June-July 2009.
_____. Review of The Genius of Luther’s Theology, by Robert Kolb and Charles P Arand. Modern Reformation 17.4      (July/August 2008).
_____. Review of Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues with Timeless Truth, by R. Albert Mohler. Modern
(January/February 2009)


_____. “The Dogma is not Necessarily the Drama,” in Jordan J. Ballor, David S. Sytsma, and Jason Zuidema (eds) Church and School in Early Modern Protestantism: Studies in Honor of Richard A. Muller on the Maturation of a Theological Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2014).
_____. “Martin Luther: preaching and Protestant spirituality,” in The Pure Flame of Devotion: the History of Christian Spirituality, Essays in Honour of Michael Haykin, edited and introduced by G. Stephen Weaver Jr. and Ian Hugh Clary, 117-132. Kitchener, Ontario Canada: Joshua Press, 2013.
_____. “Atonement and the Covenant of Redemption: John Owen on the Nature of Christ”s Satisfaction,” in David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson (eds), From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective Wheaton: Crossway, 2013.
_____. “Election: Calvin’s Theology and Its Early Reception,” in J. Todd Billings and I. John Hesselink (eds.), Calvin’s Theology and Its Reception (Louisville: WJKP, 2012), 97-120.
_____. “Early English Evangelicals: Three Examples.” In Schwesterreformationen: Die Reformation in Deutschland
     und in England
, edited by Dorothea Wendebourg. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011.
_____. “The Harvest of Reformation Mythology? Patrick Gillespie and the Covenant of Redemption.” In Scholasticism
     Reformed: Essays in Honour of Willem J. van Asselt
, edited by, Maarten Wisse, Marcel Sarot, and Willemien
     Otten. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
_____ (with Carrie Euler) “The Reception of Martin Luther in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth- Century Britain.” In The
     Reception of Continental Reformation in Britain: Proceedings of the British Academy 16
, edited by Polly Ha and
     Patrick Collinson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
_____. "The Trials of Church History." In The Trials of Theology: Becoming a ‘Proven Worker’ in a Dangerous
     Business, by Andrew J. B. Cameron and Brian S. Rosner, 131-148. Christian Focus, 2010.
_____. "Calvin and Reformed Orthodoxy." In The Calvin Handbook, edited by Herman J. Selderhuis. 472-478,
     Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

_____. “Calvin und die reformierte Orthodoxie.” In Calvin Handbuch, by Herman Selderhuis, (Tubingen: Mohr
     Siebeck, 2009).  Also as `Calvijn en de gereformeerde orthodoxie,’ in idem, Calvijn Handboek. Kampen: Kok,

_____. "J.I. Packer: An English Non-Conformist Perspective." In J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future: The
     Impact of His Life and Thought, edited by Timothy George. 115-130, Baker, 2009.
_____."Post-Reformation Developments in the Doctrine of the Atonement." In Precious Blood: The Atoning
     Work of Christ, edited by Richard D. Phillips, 179-226. Crossway, 2009.
_____. "Calvin, Barth, and Reformed Theology:Historical Prolegomena.” In Calvin, Barth, and Reformed
edited by Neil B. MacDonald and Carl R. Trueman, 3-26. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008.

_____. “Foreword.” In Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor
     of  Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. Ed. Lane G. Tipton and Jeffrey C. Waddington. vii-x, Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and
     Reformed, 2008.

_____. “Reason and Rhetoric: Stephen Charnock on the Existence of God.” In Reason, Faith and History:
     Philosophical Essays for Paul Helm
, by M.W.F.Stone, 29-46. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.

_____. “William Ames”, “Richard Baxter”, “Robert Browne”, “Thomas Cartwright”’ “England, Reformation” “William
     Perkins”, “Puritanism”, “Refugee and Stranger Churches.” In The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History
     Volume One: The Early, Medieval, and Reformation Eras
, edited by Robert Benedetto. 20, 76, 105, 127, 223,
     508, 544, 566, Louisville: Westminster John Knox.

_____. "Reforma."  In Dizonaria di teologica evangelica, edited by Pietro Bolognesi, Leonardo De Chirico and Andrea
     Ferrari. Editrice Uomini Novi, 2007.

_____. “Simul peccator et justus: Martin Luther and Justification.” In Justification in Perspective, edited by Bruce L.
     McCormack, 73-97. Baker Academic, 2006.
_____. '"
Calvin and Calvinism."   In The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin, edited by Donald K. McKim,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
_____. " The English Reformers." In
The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology, edited by David Bagchi
     and David C. Steinmetz, . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
"Reformation." In Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology, edited by Gareth Jones, 147-161. Malden:
     Blackwell Publishers, 2004.
_____. ''
Robert Barnes" and "Bartholomew Traheron."  In Dictionary of National Biography (UK), edited by H.G. C.
     Matthew and Brian Howard Harrison, 55, 208-210. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

_____. "The Incarnation and the Lord's Supper." In The Word Became Flesh: Evangelicals and the Incarnation.
avid Peterson editor, 185-208. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003.
_____."Joesph Alline", "William Ames", "John Owen" and "William Perkins". Biographic dictionary of evangelicals.
Timothy Larsen, editor. Downers Grove, III: InterVarsity Press, 2003.
_____. '' Puritan Theology as Historical Event: A Linguistic Approach to the Ecumenical Context."  In Reformation
     and Scholasticism: An Ecumenical Enterprise
, edited by Willem J. van Asselt and Eef Dekker, 253-276. G
     Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.   
, Tony J. Gray and Craig L. Blomburg, editors. Solid Ground: Twenty-five Years of Evangelical Scholarship.
Leicester: Apollos, 2000.
_____. “A Small Step Towards Rationalism: The Impact of the Metaphysics of Tommaso Campanella on the
     Theology of Richard Baxter.” In Protestant Scholasticism, edited by Carl R. Trueman and R. Scott Clark. 1999:    
and R. Scott Clark, editors. Protestant Scholasticism: Essays in Reassessment. Carlisle: Paternoster, 1999.
_____. ''
John Foxe", "Edmund Grindal", "Hampton Court Conference", and "Andrew Melville."   In Religion in
     Geschichte und Gegenwart
: Handworterbuch fur Theologie und Religionswissens, edited by Hans Dieter Betz,
     207(v.3), 1296(v.3), 1404(v.3), 1026(v.5). Tubingen: Mohr Sieback, 1998-2007.
_____. '"
Faith Seeking Understanding: Some Neglected Aspects of John Owen's Understanding of Scriptural
     Inerpretation."   I
n Interpreting the Bible: Historical and Theological Studies in honour of David F. Wright, edited
     by Anthony N. S. Lane. England: Apollos, 1997.
_____. ''
"The Saxons Be Sore on the Affirmative: Robert Barnes on the Lord's Supper."   In The Bible, Church, and
: Essays in honour of James Atkinson, edited by W. P. Stephens, 290-307. England: Sheffield
     Academic Press, 1995.
_____. "Pathway to Reformation: William Tyndale and the Importance of the Scriptures." In A Pathway into the
, edited by Philip E. Satterthwaite and David F. Wright, 11-30. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing
     Company, 1994.



Grimmond, Paul. "Countercultural rebellion." The Briefing March (2010). Accessed October 18, 2010,
Mahaney, C.J. "Meet Carl Trueman."
Sovereign Grace Ministries January (2010). Accessed October 18, 2010,
Hastic, Peter. "Here I Stand!  Carl Trueman Talks to Peter Hastie" Australian Presbyterian July (2009) 4-9.
     Accessed October 18, 2010,
"Interview with Carl Trueman." Semper Reformanda 12.2 (2003): 22-30.