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Scripture and Worship

Biblical Interpretation and the Directory for Public Worship

Direct Price: $17.99 $13.50
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781596380721
Publication Date 09/14/07

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Since their writing in the seventeenth century, the Westminster Standards have been the benchmark for confessing Presbyterian churches the world over. But despite the longstanding influence of the documents, many today count them to be the result of shallow proof-texting, over-systematization of doctrine, logic-chopping, and plain theological ignorance.

These essays by Richard A. Muller and Rowland S. Ward take a fresh look at the Standards in their historical context. The first part of the book investigates the exegetical background to the Confession, and the second explores the issues, priorities, and debates behind the Directory for Public Worship. The resulting volume not only will offer the careful reader a model of how to study historical theological documents, but will also rekindle interest in the Westminster Standards as part of the church's great creedal and confessional tradition.

P&R Publishing, in cooperation with Westminster Seminary's Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards, is pleased to offer this title and series on subjects vital to its cause.

The Authors

Rowland S. Ward

Rowland S. Ward

Rev. Dr. Rowland S. Ward (BA, University of South Africa; diploma, Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh; ThD, Australian College Of Theology, Sydney) serves as the minister of the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia.

Richard A. Muller

Richard A. Muller

Richard A. Muller (PhD, Duke University) is professor of historical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. His other books include Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, The Unaccommodated Calvin, and The Study of Theology.