Filter Results:
Filter by Type:
Filter by Topic:
Filter by Issue:
Filter by Author:

Abraham Rothe (1666–1730) was a German Lutheran theologian and pastor from Żary in what is now western Poland. He defended his Dissertatio theologica de efficacia baptismi (1692), from which this excerpt is translated […]

Joseph A. Tipton
Abraham Rothe
Monday, May 1st 2023

Throughout the great ecclesial conflicts that troubled England during its civil wars and the Restoration, John Owen (1616–1683) set for himself the task of specifying the terms upon which the English church could unite groups such as the Episcopalians, Presbyterians, and Independents, while also excluding such groups as the Catholics and Socinians. On one occasion, […]

Joshua Schendel
Friday, July 1st 2022

Evangelicalism is no stranger to controversy. Debates over neo-Orthodoxy, the New Perspective on Paul, and Open Theism—to name only a few in the past half a century—have positioned evangelicals on the right side of controversy as they push back against attempts to abandon or modify major doctrines of the faith. However, recent debate over the […]

Matthew Barrett
Friday, July 1st 2022

Tolerance, that oft-touted virtue of the Enlightenment, has of late been under duress. Not only have the rhetoric and practice of intolerance suffused our political discourse and society, but the quality, the character, and the very constitution of tolerance have been questioned, and not just by those who oppose it. As those entrenched against the […]

Jonathan Koch
Friday, July 1st 2022

Dr. Seblewengel Daniel lives with her husband and three children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She earned her PhD from Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture in Ghana. She is now the director of East Africa Sending Office, SIM, and a part-time faculty member at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. She is also the […]

Seblewengel Daniel
Friday, July 1st 2022

Modern Reformation with Rhyne R. Putman Dr. Rhyne Putman is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, director of Worldview Formation, and professor of Christian Ministries at Williams Baptist University. In this interview, MR’s executive editor discusses Dr. Putman’s recent book When Doctrine Divides the People of God: An Evangelical Approach to Theological Diversity (Crossway, 2020). […]

Rhyne R. Putman
Friday, July 1st 2022

The Jesuit priest Clifford Howell has claimed that the very essence of Protestantism “is the principle of private judgement.” This means, Howell charges (as do many others), that Protestantism is at its core inherently divisive. Protestants have responded to this charge over and over again, as when Protestant historian Phillip Schaff remarked that the accusation […]

Joshua Schendel
Friday, July 1st 2022

*** Oxford University Press | 2021 | 336 pages (hardcover) | $99.00 We live in an age of rapid technological advancement. One could perhaps be forgiven for using the weary term “unprecedented” to describe it. The expanding abundance of easily accessible information about nearly everything has had a revolutionary impact on nearly everything, including the […]

Andrew M. McGinnis
KJ Drake
Tuesday, March 1st 2022

*** 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

Although they lived near each other along the border, the McCoys were in Kentucky and the Hatfields in West Virginia. Their infamous feud began when Asa Harmon McCoy returned from fighting for the Union in the Civil War and was murdered by some Confederate thugs calling themselves the “Wildcats.” A prominent member of the Hatfield […]

Michael S. Horton
Saturday, January 1st 2022

Theology Is for Preaching: Biblical Foundations, Method, and PracticeEdited by Chase R. Kuhn and Paul GrimmondLexham Press, 2021416 pages (paperback), $29.99 Does theological acumen enable better reading and proclaiming of Scripture? If it does, then preaching has a theological element. A visit to an art museum with my artist mother teaches me far more than […]

Andrew J. Miller
Wednesday, September 1st 2021

Things Unseen: A Systematic Introduction to the Christian Faith and Reformed TheologyBy J. Gresham MachenWestminster Seminary Press, 2020486 pages (hardcover), $49.99 J. Gresham Machen (1881–1937) is well known in conservative Presbyterian circles, faintly known in some broader Reformed circles, and hardly known at all in the broader Christian church. This is a shame. His influence […]

Stephen Roberts
Wednesday, September 1st 2021

In this issue of Modern Reformation, we think about the theological mind. That’s a funny thing to say but an important thing to do. For Christians over the centuries, questions concerning the renewal of the mind, the maturation of Christian discernment and wisdom, and the charge and state of theological education have proven to be […]

Joshua Schendel
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

On Theology: Herman Bavinck’s Academic OrationsBruce R. Pass, editor and translatorBrill, 2020186 pages (hardcover), $119.00 On Theology: Herman Bavinck’s Academic Orations is a curated selection of four speeches by Herman Bavinck, translated and edited by Bruce Pass. Pass, presently a lecturer in Christian thought and history at Brisbane School of Theology in Australia, completed his […]

Greg Parker Jr.
Herman Bavinck
Saturday, May 1st 2021

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

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
Magazine Covers; Embodiment & Technology