Congrats to Dr. Jones

Posted on 12. Oct, 2009 by in Book Reviews

There are now two Doctors here at Meet the Puritans. Mark Jones successfully defended his thesis at the historic University of Leiden. Long live Willem de Zwijger!

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15 Responses to “Congrats to Dr. Jones”

  1. Patrick

    12. Oct, 2009

    Congrats to Dr. Jones! I wonder if he wears a fedora hat!!

  2. Rich Barcellos

    19. Oct, 2009

    Have either of the Docs heard of The Westminster Assembly – Reading Its Theology in Historical Context, by Robert Letham? What think ye?

  3. Mark Jones

    19. Oct, 2009

    I have, Rich. But I don’t have the essay. I’d like to read it soon, though. Do you have the bibliographic info handy?

    Thanks,
    Mark

  4. Rowland Ward

    20. Oct, 2009

    Letham is usually good. I haven’t seen the book yet. Currently enjoying being at the International Conference of Reformed Churches in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  5. Rich Barcellos

    20. Oct, 2009

    Here’s the P&R promo:

    http://www.prpbooks.com/inventory.html?target=indiv_title&id=1973

    Carl Trueman is the series editor.

  6. Mark Jones

    21. Oct, 2009

    Thanks. I didn’t know there was a series out on the Westminster Assembly. Is there more info on the series?

    Cheers.

  7. Rich Barcellos

    21. Oct, 2009

    Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards and P&R have joined forces to commission a series of books that reflect more recent scholarship on the nature and development of Reformed theology in 16th and 17th centuries. It looks like Vol. I is “The Faith Once Delivered – Essays in Honor of Dr. Wayne R. Spear”.

  8. Danny Hyde

    21. Oct, 2009

    Isn’t Rowland and Richard Muller’s volume on Scripture and Worship in that series as well?

  9. Mark Jones

    21. Oct, 2009

    Yes. This is interesting because I’m researching for a work on “Westminster Covenant Theology” and this series might fit my project nicely. Thanks for the unintentional “heads-up”.

  10. Rich Barcellos

    21. Oct, 2009

    Mark, Selvaggio has a chapter in The Faith Once Delivered – Unity or Disunity? Covenant Theology from Calvin to Westminster.

    The Muller/Ward volume appears to be the second in the series. I assume Letham’s will be the third.

  11. Mark Jones

    21. Oct, 2009

    My concern has to do with the actual teaching of the confession and the finer points of detail. The confession gives the minimum, but there were debates on Adam’s reward; also, why doesn’t the confession have a subsection on the covenant of redemption like the Savoy? And, how does Sinai really fit into the CoG? Those are some of my concerns, and it seems to me that there isn’t a book out there on Westminster Covenant Theology. John von Rohr’s is on Puritan covenant theology; it’s a good book, but out of print, unfortunately.

    Mark

  12. Rich Barcellos

    21. Oct, 2009

    Mark, Tueman’s “John Owen” may help a bit. Check out pp. 80ff. He discusses CR, Westminster, Savoy, and Owen.

  13. Mark Jones

    21. Oct, 2009

    Yeah, I’ve seen it. (Actually, I reviewed it for the Confessional Presbyterian). I’m thinking of something much more substantial, which focusses on the CoR, CoW, CoG, Sinai, the meaning of “covenant” and related doctrines like predestination, assurance, etc.

  14. Rich Barcellos

    21. Oct, 2009

    Looks like you might have to write it! :-) Maybe Letham will give some help.

  15. Mark Jones

    21. Oct, 2009

    I’m sure he will. Thanks again.

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