Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God, from ch. 7 of Confessing the Impassible God

Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God Taken, and slightly adapted from, Confessing the Impassible God, chapter 7, “THE NEW TESTAMENT ON THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE IMPASSIBILITY: (II) Creation, the Incarnation and Sufferings of Christ, and Conclusion.” Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. It […]

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Preface to Confessing the Impassible God

  Confessing the Impassible God can be purchased here.   PREFACE . . . We have no itch to clog religion with new words, but do readily acquiesce in that form of sound words which hath been, in consent with the Holy Scriptures, used by others before us . . . These humble words come […]

glossary for Confessing the Impassible God

  Glossary of Technical Terms and Theological Phrases* accidental properties: An incidental or non-essential quality or characteristic of a substance. For example, the color of a human being’s hair is incidental; one’s hair color may undergo change without altering the essence or whatness of being human. accommodatio: The accommodation, adjustment, or condescension of God in […]

on divine invisibility and human language about God

  My friend Dr. Scott R. Swain has a brief piece on divine invisibility and human language about God here. This is an important discussion for understanding more than divine invisibility. This brief piece will help readers realize the gulf between Creator and creature, the limits of human (finite) language when speaking of (the infinite) […]

RBAP’s two books on divine impassibility…and one more coming

  RBAP currently has two books on divine impassibility, God without Passions: a Reader and God without Passions: a Primer. What is divine impassibility? Sam Renihan, in his newest book (God without Passions: a Primer), defines it as follows: “God does not experience emotional changes either from within or effected by his relationship to creation” […]

sample article for JIRBS 2015: Eternal Creator of Time, James E. Dolezal

  Purchase JIRBS 2015 here.       ETERNAL CREATOR OF TIME James E. Dolezal (In the published version, all citations are properly footnoted.)   Augustine of Hippo famously wrote, “What, then, is time? If no one asks me, I know; if I want to explain it to someone who asks me, I do not […]

review of Process and Providence: The Evolution Question at Princeton, 1845-1929, Bradley, reviewed by James M. Renihan

Process and Providence: The Evolution Question at Princeton, 1845-1929, Bradley J. Gundlach (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013, 374 pages), reviewed by James M. Renihan Old Princeton, that bastion of conservative theology, is famous for its support and defense of Old School Presbyterianism over against the inroads of nineteenth-century Rationalism as well as New School Divinity. Their […]

John Owen and New Covenant Theology

  JOHN OWEN AND NEW COVENANT THEOLOGY: Owen on the Old and New Covenants and the Functions of the Decalogue in Redemptive History in Historical and Contemporary Perspective

Brief thoughts on Irenaeus and the Covenantal Structure of Redemptive History

Irenaeus (circa A.D. 130-200): Irenaeus is best known for his anti-Gnostic Against Heresies. The governing principle of his hermeneutic was the doctrine of recapitulation, according to Bray.[1] Inscripturated revelation was intended to take us back to what Adam had in the Garden. He viewed Christ as the new or last Adam who started the human […]