"How the Covenant Illuminates Salvation and Evangelism" by Norman Shepherd

Thursday, 07 Jun 2007

Shepherd's repeated claim that faith must be "living," "obedient," and "active" lies at the heart of ambiguity.
Books are never written in a vacuum, and the context of both author and audience often determines the interest that a book generates and the reception it receives. In the case of Norman Shepherd's The Call of Grace: How the Covenant Illuminates Salvation and Evangelism, the context can hardly be ignored. Shepherd was involved in a long-running controversy from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s while he taught systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). His fidelity to the confessional Reformed theology that he had pledged to teach was called into question, especially regarding the ...

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