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The Current Justification Controversy (Trinity Paper No. 63)

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Contents: About the Author Foreword Introduction 1. The Beginnings of the Controversy 2. The October 1976 Paper 3. Reactions to the October 1976 Paper 4. The Issue before the Presbytery 5. The Downingtown Conference 6. The "Committee to Draw Up a Statement" 7. The Commission on Allegations 8. Implications for Church Union and Unity 9. The Removal of Mr. Shepherd 10. Challe ...more
107 pages
Published January 1st 2003
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Steven Wedgeworth
Dec 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is an interesting book from the perspective of history, but it really isn't very helpful academically. There are no real citations, and most of the evidence is circumstantial. Robertson is also very clearly a critic of Shepherd, and he doesn't include much of the point of view of the supporters of Shepherd. He also doesn't tell us much about how Shepherd got started, or from where he drew influences. It feels like semi-private correspondences between a niche group, which is, I suppose, all ...more
Nathan Swann
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
A decent historical overview of the events surrounding Norman Shepherd and Westminster. I found it very informative, while simultaneously being extraordinarily biased against Mr. Shepherd.
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Fascinating story of Norman Shepherd and how poorly Westminster Seminary dealt with his false teachings. Didn't fully agree with Robertson's approach to the controversy based on Acts 15. Edmund Clowney who was the seminary president at the time made several bad moves, like telling the churches not to talk about the controversy and for concerned individuals to follow Matthew 18. But a seminary professor teaching false doctrine is not a personal offense. The Bible commands church leaders to refute ...more
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Owen Palmer Robertson (born August 31, 1937) is an American Christian theologian and biblical scholar. He taught at Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, Knox Theological Seminary as well as at the African Bible Colleges of Malawi and Uganda. He also served as principal of the latter institution.

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