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Scripture and Worship: Biblical Interpretation and the Directory for Public Worship

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Paperback, 181 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by P & R Publishing (first published August 2007)
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Gary
I was expecting great things from Muller and not so much from Ward. As it turned out Muller only just met my expectations (though they were very high) and Ward seriously exceeded those for his part. In fact, Ward shows himself in this book to be extremely well informed and remarkably balanced--even though I wouldn't agree him at every point. His introduction to the distinction between the parts, forms, circumstances and rubrics of Divine service is especially helpful. Much fruitful thinking ...more
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This was a great volume in the series. The first half of the book dealt with Scripture and the Westminster Confession and the second focused on the Directory for Public Worship; "The directory is a much neglected but extremely valuable part of the work of the Westminster divines."

This book, and this series, places the Confession in historical context that helps determine how to interpret and apply this rich confession and its accompanying documents. The historical work in this volume is fantasti
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Benjamin Glaser
Excellent little book delineating the particular thoughts of the Westminster Divines on Scripture, the Decrees, and Worship from two well-regarded authorities on these subjects. Muller's section requires a fair bit of background knowledge on the subjects he takes on whereas Ward's is much more approachable for the layman.

Richard Muller, who takes the first part, destroys yet again the beast that never seems to go away (that is the misguided and anachronistic "Calvin vs. the Calvinists" school).
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Richard A. Muller (PhD, Duke University) is P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the author of numerous books, including The Unaccommodated Calvin and Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics. He also edits the Texts and Studies in Reformation
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