J. G. Vos wrote a series of studies of the Larger Catechism that first appeared in Blue Banner Faith and Life (1946-49) and has never circulated widely. G. I. Williamson has edited Vos's commentary, and P&R is publishing it in book form for the first time. Because the Larger Catechism supplements the Shorter Catechism on such topics as the church and the means of grace, Presbyterians dare not ignore it. This edition of J. G. Vos's commentary will encourage a recommitment to the Larger Catechism's increased use and study.
An accurate and clear exposition. Dr. Vos is noted for the clarity and theological soundness of his writing, and I find those qualities exemplified in this commentary.
Vos's commentary can serve a very useful function for the church. He relates the catechism to issues that were contemporary to him and that are still contemporary for us.
The Larger Catechism should be studied and used more than it is J. G. Vos was a fine scholar, and his commentary will be most useful to the church.
|Editor's Preface||p. vii|
|An Introduction to the Westminster Larger Catechism||p. ix|
|An Outline of the Westminster Larger Catechism||p. xxi|
|What Man Ought to Believe|
|Foundational Doctrines||p. 3|
|God's Decrees||p. 29|
|God's Providence||p. 44|
|The Covenant of Life or Works||p. 53|
|The Covenant of Grace||p. 72|
|The Mediator of the Covenant of Grace||p. 85|
|The Work of the Mediator||p. 105|
|The Benefits of the Mediator's Work||p. 127|
|What Duty God Requires of Man|
|Obedience to God's Revealed Will||p. 221|
|God's Will with Direct Reference to Himself||p. 255|
|God's Will Expressed in Our Duty to Others||p. 340|
|Our Lost Condition||p. 409|
|Repentance, Faith, and Use of the Word||p. 431|
|Use of the Sacraments||p. 460|
|Use of Prayer||p. 512|
|Index of Scripture||p. 590|
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Number Of Pages: 614
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: P & R Publishing Co (Presbyterian & Reformed)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.3 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.86