Confessions are interpretive units designed to systematize a particular understanding of God’s special revelation. Notice the term unit, there. Even the term confession assumes a singular document; similar to how a creed is a creed because it is to be adopted and confessed as a singular creedal statement. Confessions, in the 17th century, were not seen as … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be Confessional?
When we think of John Calvin, we rarely tend to consider his prolonged involvement in Trinitarian disputes. Calvin usually brings us thoughts of Reformed soteriology, a doctrine of salvation, which later came to rival that of the Remonstrants. But this doesn’t even come close to enveloping the full scope of Calvin’s work. Throughout his time … Continue reading Calvin, the Almost Genevan Criminal