On Being Reformed

Debates Over a Theological Identity

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Matthew C. Bingham, Chris Caught, R. Scott Clark, Crawford Gibben, D. G. Hart
Christianities in the Tran-Atlantic World
  • London, England: 
    Palgrave Macmillan
    , August
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book provides a focus for future discussion in one of the most important debates within historical theology within the protestant tradition - the debate about the definition of a category of analysis that operates over five centuries of religious faith and practice and in a globalising religion. In March 2009, TIME magazine listed ‘the new Calvinism’ as being among the ‘ten ideas shaping the world.’ In response to this revitalisation of reformation thought, R. Scott Clark and D. G. Hart have proposed a definition of ‘Reformed’ that excludes many of the theologians who have done most to promote this driver of global religious change. In this book, the Clark-Hart proposal becomes the focus of a debate. Matthew Bingham, Chris Caughey, and Crawford Gribben suggest a broader and (they argue) more historically responsible definition for ‘Reformed,’ as Hart and Scott respond to their arguments.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Matthew C. Bingham teaches Systematic and Historical Theology at Oak Hill College.

Chris Caughey completed his MDiv at Westminster Seminary California, and his PhD at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 

R. Scott Clark is Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California.

Crawford Gribben is Professor of Early Modern British History at Queen’s University Belfast.

D. G. Hart is Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at Hillsdale College.


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