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Review: Logos Bible Software and Reformed Resources
J. V. Fesko

The digital age is upon us and that means that there is a publishing revolution that is afoot. It used to be that seminary students and ministers had to make a lot of space on their bookshelves for all of the tomes they wanted to own, but with the creation of the e-book, all of a sudden things have changed.

 
 
 
Recommended Reading: Unity and Continuity in Covenantal Thought
J. V. Fesko

One of the regular questions I receive is, What book would you recommend to study the history of covenant theology? Up until now there have been very few books that took a comprehensive survey of covenantal thought in Reformed theology in the 16th and 17th centuries. There have been some books on individual figures, which are certainly helpful, but nothing comprehensive.

 
 
 
An Introduction to Reformed Scholasticism: Concluding Thoughts
J. V. Fesko

We have seen the nature, benefits, and even the dangers when misused, of Reformed Scholasticism. Moreover, we have seen Reformed Scholasticism receiving the praise from two theologians who carry no brief for orthodox theology, Karl Barth and Paul Tillich. 

 
 
 
An Introduction to Reformed Scholasticism: The Benefits for the Church
J. V. Fesko

We do not simply want to admire Reformed Scholasticism and then return it to the dusty library shelf. On the contrary, Reformed Scholastic works can be quite helpful to the church for several reasons. First, the church can benefit from the precision of Reformed scholasticism and use the scholastic method in new theological works. 

 
 
 
An Introduction to Reformed Scholasticism: Francis Turretin
J. V. Fesko

Francis Turretin, born 17 October 1623, studied at Geneva, Leiden, Utrecht, Paris, Samur, Montauban, and Nimes. After his studies he was called to be the pastor of the Italian congregation in Geneva in 1648 and later followed in the footsteps of John Calvin (1509-64), Theodore Beza (1519-1605), and his father, Benedict Turretin (1588-1631) and was appointed a professor of theology at the Academy of Geneva in 1653.