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The Theology of the Westminster Standards

The Theology of the Westminster Standards by J.V. Fesko J.V. Fesko, professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary in California provides for readers a thorough understanding of the aims, intents, and theology of the Westminster Standards in his The Theology of the Westminster Standards.  With an eye toward history, theological debates within the Reformed world, and the emphasis that such Reformers such as John Calvin had upon the Westminster Divines (see pg. 50), Fesko’s book is a delight to read and investigate.  What makes Fesko’s book so unique?  For one, Fesko does not fail to provide objections to his theological statements and set forth arguments against objections with sound research and historical context.  In writing about the Holy Spirit convincing a person of the Divine authority of the Scriptures, Fesko writes (67), “Some have argued that this list of proofs for the divinity of the Word represents a turn toward rationalism, a departure from the simple faith of th…