Introduction to Calvinism

August 07, 2009

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"This book is rooted in the conviction that Calvinism is a gospel-centered, biblical theology for all of life. Joel Beeke shows how God's grace is glorified in the believer's mind and heart, not only in the church, but also in the world." - Rev. Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, WTS MDiv 1992 and Trustee

The Editor:

Dr. Joel R. Beeke, WTS PhD 1988, is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, all in Grand Rapids, Mich.

He has written, coauthored, or edited fifty books (most recently, Meet the Puritans, Reformation Heroes, Walking as He Walked, and Striving Against Satan) and contributed fifteen hundred articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. is in Reformation and post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is frequently called on to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife, Mary, have been blessed with three children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

Contributors:

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C., and distinguished visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Dr. James M. Grier, WTS ThM 1977, is the distinguished professor of philosophical theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, where he served for sixteen years as academic dean and vice president. Previously he served as associate professor of philosophy at Cedarville University. He is an adjunct professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Asia Baptist Theological Seminary, and London Reformed Baptist Seminary.

Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin, is professor of church history and biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., as well as the director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, based at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Nelson D. Kloosterman is a minister of the gospel among the United Reformed Churches in North America, professor of ethics and New Testament studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Ind., coeditor of the Mid-America Journal of Theology, and secretary of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.

Rev. Ray B. Lanning, WTS MDiv 1977, is minister of First Reformed Presbyterian Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., and an instructor in homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Dr. Robert W. Oliver is a Reformed Baptist pastor who served the Old Baptist Chapel, Bradford on Avon, U.K., for thirty-five years. He is currently a lecturer in church history and historical theology at the London Theological Seminary and at the John Owen Centre for Theological Studies.

Ray Pennings is the vice president of research for the Work Research Foundation (www.wrf.ca), a Canadian think tank dedicated to cultural renewal. He serves as a teaching elder in the Free Reformed congregation of Calgary, Alberta, and is chairman of the board of governors of Redeemer University College. He is a regular public affairs commentator in the Canadian media and has authored numerous monographs and articles in both the public and church press.

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas is a professor of systematic and practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Miss., an adjunct professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, the minister of teaching at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, and the editorial director of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

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