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The Confession of Faith: A Handbook of Christian Doctrine Expounding the Westminster Confession
by A.A. Hodge
The younger Hodge was gifted with the ability to communicate the best theology in a satisfying and pleasant style. His Commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith demonstrates these qualities magnificently.
Hardcover, Banner of Truth Reprint, 436 pages
Published December 28th 1998 by The Banner of Truth Trust
(first published 1869)
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A helpful exposition of the Confession. Hodge is a clear thinker, and does an excellent job on most fronts. At times, however, he is not above sneaking his own views in as those of the Confession such as active and passive imputation, (which the writers of the confession deliberately avoided making an issue in the Standards), the probationary character of the covenant of works, the covenantal imputation of Adam's sin, and the idea that believers do not feed on the body and blood of Christ in a ...more
This is a thorough, readable, and helpful commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. Hodge writes very clearly and defends the teaching of the Confession from Scripture. Even though it was written in the late 19th century, there is very little, in my opinion, that is outdated. This would be a really helpful book for Presbyterian seminarians, elders-in-training, or anyone who wants to learn more about Reformed confessional theology.
Archibald Alexander Hodge (July 18, 1823 – November 12, 1886), an American Presbyterian leader, was the principal of Princeton Seminary between 1878 and 1886. He was the son of Charles Hodge, named after the first principal of Princeton Seminary, Archibald Alexander.More about A.A. Hodge...