I take credit for some of that power being wielded to bring about this addition to WB! :-)
Witherington’s a flamming Arminian, etc., etc., etc.
Anyway, he takes Acts 2:23 and 4:28 in ways congenial to Reformed theology. Claims morally responsible actions were determined. Good to use against guys like Boyd (an open theist) who claim that only “a crucifixion” was predetermined, but not any of the agents. Stir up trouble within the (broader) Arminian camp.
I appreciate his take on Acts 2:39 especially. I find it helpful to a paedobaptist case. A more extended argument, though, is in his book _Troubled Waters_, which, btw, is a very good book as far as baptism studies are concerned.
Indeed, Paul. And yes, Witherington is not all that congenial to Reformed theology, but he is an excellent commentator on Acts (his commentary on Matthew isn’t much, in my opinion, but his socio-historical approach yields rich dividends in Acts).
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens; Justification, by John Fesko; The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan; Recovering the Reformed Confessions, by Scott Clark; Brief Outline of Theology, by Friedrich Schleiermacher; Principles of Sacred Theology, by Abraham Kuyper
Books I am now reading
Exodus commentaries; Matthew commentaries; Turretin's Institutes of Elenctic Theology; Baker's new history of the church
Books for future reading
Turretin's Institutes; Joseph Caryl on Job, German encyclopedias of theology