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*** Eerdmans | 2021 | 366 pages (hardcover) | $50.00 John Webster has been called “the theologian’s theologian” for his incisive style and project of “theological theology,” which responds to the revelation of the Triune God in faithful speech and action. Theology in the hands of Webster is always a vital act, coram Deo, marked […]

KJ Drake
Michael Allen
Tuesday, March 1st 2022

All Thy Lights Combine: Figural Reading in the Anglican TraditionEdited by Ephraim Radner and David Ney Lexham Press | January 2022 | 304 pages (hardcover) | $32.99 Recent years have seen a growing interest by Protestants in what has been variously called the “theological” or precritical reading of Scripture that has centered around a theological […]

Noah J. Frens
Ephraim Radner
Saturday, January 1st 2022

Introduction: Learning Theology in Ongoing Wartime Theological study might appear to be a distraction in times of crisis, but such tumultuous times actually demonstrate the need for that kind of doctrinal formation. It’s a perennial reality that great unrest raises the question of justifying the investment of time, money, or passion in preparing for the […]

Michael Allen
Thursday, July 1st 2021

Oxford Handbook of Reformed TheologyEdited by Michael Allen and Scott R. SwainOxford: Oxford University Press, 2020688 pages (hardcover), $145.00 Reformed theology is catholic Protestantism, and catholic Protestantism is Reformed theology. The volume before me serves as a summarized introduction to the question, what is Reformed theology? It provides something of its genesis in the sixteenth […]

Ryan M. Hurd
Scott R. Swain
Saturday, May 1st 2021

The executive editor of Modern Reformation, Joshua Schendel, recently talked with Dr. Michael Allen, who is the John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Allen is the author of many articles and books, including Reformed Theology (T & T Clark, 2010) and, with his colleague Scott Swain, Reformed Catholicity: The […]

Joshua Schendel
Michael Allen
Wednesday, July 1st 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

Michael Allen
J. Todd Billings
Friday, June 28th 2013

What does it mean that the church is always being reformed? This question is integrally related to other questions about sin and grace, and authority and Scripture. To reflect on these issues that are relevant to faith and spiritual life, we must consider the Protestant Reformation and its continuing ramifications. Understanding the Reformation What was […]

Michael Allen
Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Participation is one of the hottest buzzwords in theology today. Theologians from virtually every church tradition have begun speaking of human participation in the divine life or divine nature, and they have employed this kind of language by drawing frequently from patristic and Eastern resources. While the legal and forensic language so often employed in […]

Michael Allen
Julie Canlis
Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Jesus declared that "all authority on heaven and earth" had been given to him. He also promised to his disciples’the church’"Be-hold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:18-20). Exactly how his authority over all things’heaven and earth’relates to the life of the church has proven to be a difficult […]

Michael Allen
Russell Moore
Friday, December 17th 2010

Few Protestants spend time with Thomas Aquinas. He is verbose, antiquated, and "Catholic." He left us over eight million words in print, so the interested may quickly become the intimidated. He did write long ago in a specific milieu, and his theology fits the context and thus requires some knowledge of the era in order […]

Michael Allen
Fergus Kerr
Wednesday, September 1st 2010

In his Phaedrus, Plato claimed that the spoken word was more powerful than the written word. Presence and gravitas could be conveyed through speech. Print, on the other hand, muted one's rhetoric. The great philosopher intended this as a blanket statement, true with respect to all persons. Plato's observation was prophetic, with regard to the […]

Michael Allen
Monday, March 1st 2010

“What would Jesus do?” Though the bracelets were influential, the question is not without controversy. Two key debates deserve mention. First, Jesus has been many things to many people, and he calls for many things from them. Jesus would free the oppressed or have a quiet time or eat with the marginalized or wash people’s […]

Michael Allen
Friday, February 27th 2009

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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