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, December 21, 2011

Intervarsity Reformation Commentary Series

"The Reformation Commentary on Scripture is a major publishing event. . . . By connecting the past with the present, and by doing so with the Bible at the center, the editors of this series perform a great service for the church. The series deserves the widest possible support." 

Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

Additional information is offered from the IVP website, to wit:

The Reformation Commentary on Scripture (RCS) follows an ancient practice of biblical commentary, in which the scriptural texts are elucidated by chains of passages collected from the authoritative insights of the church's great exegetes.

Each volume consists of the collected comments and wisdom of the Reformers collated around the text of the Bible. Here is a unique tool for the spiritual and theological reading of Scripture and a vital help for teaching and preaching.

With the Reformation Commentary on Scripture you have centralized access to treasures that very few can gather for themselves. The series introduces you to the great diversity that constituted the Reformation, with commentary from Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Anabaptist and even reform-minded Catholic thinkers, who all shared a commitment to the faithful exposition of Scripture.

The Reformation Commentary on Scripture provides a crucial link between the contemporary church and the great cloud of witnesses that is the historical church. The biblical insights and rhetorical power of the tradition of the Reformation are here made available as a powerful tool for the church of the twenty-first century. Like never before, believers can feel they are a part of a genuine tradition of renewal as they faithfully approach the Scriptures.

In each volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture you will find the biblical text in English, from the English Standard Version (ESV), alongside the insights of the leaders of the Reformation, from the landmark figures such as Luther and Calvin to lesser-known commentators such as Peter Martyr Vermigli, Johannes Oecolampadius, Martin Bucer, Johannes Brenz, Caspar Cruciger, Giovanni Diodati and Kaspar Olevianus. Many of these texts are being published in English for the first time.

Each volume is designed to facilitate a rich research experience for preachers and teachers, and contains a unique introduction written by the volume editor, providing a reliable guide to the history of the period, the unique reception of the canon of Scripture and an orientation to the thinkers featured in the volume. Volumes also contain biographies of figures from the Reformation era, adding an essential reference for students of church history.

InterVarsity Press is delighted to have Timothy George serving as the general editor of the RCS. Dr. George is a renowned Reformation historian and author of Theology of the Reformers, as well as many other theological and historical works. He is dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and an executive editor of Christianity Today.

The RCS Board of Editorial Advisers

Myron S. Augsburger  President and Professor Emeritus, Eastern Mennonite University

Amy Nelson Burnett  Professor of History, University of Nebraska

Frank A. James III  Provost and Professor of Historical Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Arthur A. Just Jr.  Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne

Anthony N. S. Lane  Professor of Historical Theology and Director of Reseach, London School of Theology

Herman J. SelderhuisProfessor of Church History and director of the Institute for Reformation Studies, Theological University, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

David C. Steinmetz  Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity, Duke Divinity School

John L. Thompson  Professor of Historical Theology and Gaylen and Susan Byker Professor of Reformed Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Graham Tomlin  Principal, St. Paul's Theological Centre, Holy Trinity Brompton, London

Timothy J. Wengert  Ministerium of Pennsylvania Professor, Reformation History, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Individual Titles Currently Available

Galatians, Ephesians Volume 10 (hardcover)      

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