Steven Wedgeworth

Martin Luther on the Ministry of Shem

Throughout Martin Luther's Lectures on Genesis, he returns again and again to a surprising theme. Shem, the son of Noah, was a public leader over the ancient church and he even served as divine oracle for the patriarchs, mediating the word of God to them throughout...

Calvin Against Iconoclasm

In his biography of the great reformer John Calvin, Bruce Gordon repeatedly points out that Calvin opposed iconoclasm (see pgs. 283, 323-327 of Gordon's Calvin). On this point, Calvin differed from men with whom he was otherwise associated, such as Farel and Viret....

Nevin the Organic Progressive

My last post on Nevin won the hearts and minds of all reasonable men, and so I thought I would do well to add a sequel. Don't worry, I also plan to write a critical essay on Hodge (fair's fair!), but Dr. Nevin really does need another treatment to be properly...

Face It, Nevin Was Nuts

When I was in seminary, the Mercersburg theology of Philip Schaff and John Williamson Nevin was enjoying a significant revival. Lots of books, masters theses, and dissertations were written about these men and their movement. “Reformed Catholicism” was frequently...

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