By John Williamson Nevin,Philip Schaff,Daniel Gans,William B. Evans,W. Bradford Littlejohn
The Incarnate Word
features a number of the major writings at the doctrines of Christology produced via the theologians of Mercersburg Seminary in the course of the heart of the 19th century. regardless of the seminary's small stature and marginal place inside American non secular lifestyles, those texts symbolize the most profound wrestlings with the doctrine of the individual of Christ that seemed in antebellum the USA, attractive the most recent in German theological scholarship in addition to the riches of the Christian culture. As such, they command greater than mere old curiosity, delivering wealthy dialog companions for modern debates in Reformed Christology, and waiting for the insights of such key twentieth-century theologians as T. F. Torrance. the current severe version conscientiously preserves the unique texts, whereas offering huge introductions, annotations, and bibliography to orient the trendy reader and facilitate extra scholarship.
The Mercersburg Theology learn sequence is an try and make on hand for the 1st time, in beautiful, readable, and scholarly smooth versions, the most important writings of the nineteenth-century circulate often called the Mercersburg Theology. An bold multi-year venture, this goals to make a massive contribution to the scholarly group and to the wider examining public, who can finally be accurately brought to this targeted combination of yank and ecu, Reformed and catholic theology.
"Nevin is without doubt one of the most crucial theologians in all of yank background yet unfortunately he's ignored by means of approximately all yet fervent acolytes. The writings during this quantity stand on the heart of his oeuvre, and deserve a large listening to from historians of faith, and particularly theologians, who nonetheless have a lot to benefit from this Christocentric, evangelical-Catholic highbrow (and his colleagues Schaff and Gans, additionally represented here.) The essays on your hand were judiciously chosen, good brought, and helpfully annotated. they provide to a brand new new release of students and church parents a treasure trove of considering at the incarnation of God."
--Douglas A. Sweeney, Professor of Church historical past and the historical past of Christian idea, Trinity Evangelical Divinity college, Deerfield, IL
"The Mercersburg theologians, looking a church that will be instantly Catholic, evangelical, and reformed, stay correct this present day for his or her restoration of biblical, patristic, and Reformation topics, unified via then new currents in German concept. those essays on Christology, ably edited by way of William Evans, supply us perception into the guts in their theology. . . . His introductions and notes express basically and articulately how the Mercersburg theologians associated the doctrines of incarnation, move, resurrection, spirit and church, with out the overemphasis on one or one other of them that so frequently skews theological reflection."
--Eugene TeSelle, Professor emeritus of Theology and Church historical past, Vanderbilt Divinity tuition, Nashville, TN
"Rejecting the traditions of Princeton and New England, the Mercersburg theologians set forth a colourful and mystical knowing of the dwelling Savior which resourced and permeated their excessive ecclesiological and sacramental convictions, tough the Reformed sensibilities in their days and carrying on with to motivate theologians this present day. the consequent assortment can be of curiosity to church historians and doctrinal theologians, either people with specific pursuits within the Reformed culture and people with wider issues for the ecumenical dialog. Lucidly brought, scrupulously edited, and wonderfully offered, this article is a pleasant addition to the library."
--Paul T Nimmo, Professor of Divinity, King's collage, college of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
John Williamson Nevin (1803-1886), and Philip Schaff (1819-1893) have been professors at Mercersburg Seminary of the German Reformed Church, Nevin being one of the best American Protestant theologians of his day and Schaf