Reformed Churchmen

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: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

5 November 1851 A.D. B.B. Warfield Born—Princeton’s Lion

5 November 1851 A.D.  B.B. Warfield Born—Princeton’s Lion

Benjamin Warfield (1851 to 1921)


Warfield held to Bible inspiration.

Benjamin Warfield was born in Lexington, Kentucky. Ordained into ministry in 1879, he pastored only a year before securing his first teaching position. From 1887 until his death in 1921, Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He was an ardent Calvinist and a strict fundamentalist, holding to the "plenary" [full or whole] inspiration of the Bible when Higher Criticism seemed to have demolished Scripture. Today it is Higher Criticism that is in retreat. Among his publications are The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible and The Plan of Salvation.

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