This is the third volume of James T. Dennison’s Reformed Confessions project, which compiles numerous Reformed confessions of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries translated into English. For many of these texts, this is their debut in the Anglo-Saxon vernacular. It provides the English-speaking world a richer and more comprehensive view of the emergence and maturation of Reformed theology in these foundational centuries—foundational centuries for Reformed thought and foundational summaries of Reformed doctrine for these centuries.
Each confessional statement is preceded by a brief introduction containing necessary historical and bibliographical background. The confessions are arranged chronologically, with this third volume presenting thirty-five documents covering the years 1567–1599.
Compiler James T. Dennison, Jr. is Academic Dean of Northwest Theological Seminary in Washington, where he also serves as Professor of Church History and Biblical Theology. He is the author of The Market Day of the Soul, editor of Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary, and has also edited various books including Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Geerhardus Vos’s Old Testament Eschatology, and The Letters of Geerhardus Vos.
Endorsements “A comprehensive collection of the main statements of faith of all Reformed communities considered as orthodox (Waldensian, Zwinglian, Calvinist, and Anglican)…. A must for every library.” —Irena Backus, University of Geneva
“… a magnificent achievement that witnesses powerfully to the rich development, harmony, and piety of the Reformed faith….” —Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“…most useful both for bringing together what has previously been scattered and for making material available in English for the first time.” —Anthony N. S. Lane, London School of Theology
“…a highly significant collection…[and] substantial resource for the study of the rise and progress of the Reformed faith in the early modern era.” —Richard A. Muller, Calvin Theological Seminary
“…an invaluable resource for those interested in the history of the Reformation….” —Graeme Murdock, University of Birmingham