We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: http://www.amazon.com/Book-Common-Prayer-Biography-Religious/dp/0691154813/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417814005&sr=8-1&keywords=jacobs+book+of+common+prayer. January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cranmer-English-Reformation-1489-1556/dp/1592448658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420055574&sr=8-1&keywords=A.F.+Pollard+Cranmer. February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cranmer-Jasper-Ridley/dp/0198212879/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422892154&sr=8-1&keywords=jasper+ridley+cranmer&pebp=1422892151110&peasin=198212879
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Another Tribute: Dr. Nicole, Professor Emeritus from both Reformed and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries, Called Home to Glory
Hat tip to Reasonable Christian at: http://reasonablechristian.blogspot.com/2010/12/dr-nicole-professor-emeritus-from-both.html which yields the following:
Dr. Nicole, Professor Emeritus from both Reformed and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries, Called Home to Glory
Lyn Perez, Chief Communications Officer for Reformed Theological Seminary has released information of the passing of Dr. Roger Nicole on Saturday evening, December 11.
Dr. Roger Nicole went to be with the Lord this evening December 11, 2010. Born in 1915, he was a native Swiss Reformed theologian with an M.A. from Sorbonne, a Th.D. from Gordon Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Harvard University,
Dr. Nicole has long been regarded as one of the preeminent theologians in America. As a bibliophile and distinguished librarian, his personal collection includes Calvin's Commentaries on the Gospels and Acts published during Calvin's lifetime and many other rare volumes from the 1500s and 1600s.
He was an associate editor for the New Geneva Study Bible and a corresponding editor for Christianity Today. He assisted in the translation of the NIV Bible, is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society, and was a founding member of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. He has written over 100 articles and contributed to 50 books and reference works. Students esteem him highly for his approachability and wisdom.
Dr. Nicole was Professor Emeritus at both Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando Florida where his personal library of over 20,000 volumes make up a special collection at RTS.
The date and time of his memorial service will be posted on the Reformed Theological Seminary website when the information becomes available. See www.rts.edu
Be sure to read Dr. Don Sweeting's reflections on an afternoon visit with Dr. Nicole just two weeks ago at: http://theaquilareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3477:retrenchment-and-joy-an-afternoon-with-roger-nicole-in-a-season-of-accumulation&catid=49:people&Itemid=132