Articles by Paul Helm

John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet

Article by   June 2015
Jon Balserak, John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. xiv + 208pp.Jon Balserak's new monograph on Calvin as a prophet, a sequel to his Establishing the Remnant Church, Calvin's Lectures on the Minor Prophets, 1556-1559, (Brill, 2011)... continue

Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1541

Article by   December 2014
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, translated from the first French Edition by Robert White. Edinburgh and Carlisle, Pa., Banner of Truth Trust, 2014, pp. xxxvi + 882.Not only is there the much-publicized question of Calvin and the Calvinists,... continue

Deviant Calvinism

Article by   October 2014
Oliver Crisp, Deviant Calvinism: Broadening Reformed Theology. Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2014, 260 pages, $27.99/£21.99Oliver Crisp has a deservedly high reputation for his clear expositions of Christian doctrine from an analytical and philosophical angle, notably in regard to the Incarnation, and... continue

Divine Providence and Human Agency

Article by   June 2014
Alexander S. Jensen, Divine Providence and Human Agency: Trinity, Creation and Freedom. Farnham, Surrey, Ashgate, 2014. 215 pp. $104.99/£57.99How would you go about developing the theme that is the title of this book? The typical reader of Reformation 21 would... continue

The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

Article by   April 2011
Michael Horton is a talented theologian and communicator, able to write for those with delicate digestive systems, as well as for the more robustly constituted.  This one-volume, one thousand-odd paged systematic theology is somewhere in the middle of the field.... continue

J.I. Packer and the Evangelical Future

Article by   April 2010
Festschrift, like schadenfreude and blitz, is reckoned to be an untranslatable German word. The OED has a go, however: a festschrift is 'a collection of writings presented to a scholar to mark an occasion in his life'. This leaves a certain amount of elasticity. Nowadays the person honoured may himself present a paper in his own festschrift. And - wait for it - the one honoured besides appearing in it himself may have planned the volume, as John Frame recently did his. continue

A Caller from Cyberspace

Article by   December 2009
Among the morning's tide of emails, the usual flotsam and jetsam. But one item caught my eye, the one headed 'Of Interest?' It should really have gone straight into junk. But I opened it. (I did not notice the name of the sender, in case you're curious).That was all. Which I did. continue

The Theology of John Calvin

Article by   August 2009
The Theology of John CalvinBy Charles Partee376 p.Westminster John Knox (October 2008)If all's well that ends well, then all is well with this new study of Calvin's theology.  Which is to say, I find myself in agreement  with much of... continue

Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles Review

Article by   May 2008
Paul Helm's review of Calvin's "Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles 1-7" continue

Revelation and Reason: New Essays in Reformed Apologetics

Article by   September 2007
A.N. Whitehead famously remarked that 'The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato'. This volume of 'New Essays' (some, in fact, are not new) is avowedly footnotes to... continue
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