New Hardcover Edition

I’ve been waiting for a hardcover edition of this work to come out. It is rather an important work in the history of Scottish theology, maybe the most important. This edition includes the explanatory notes by Thomas Boston, and an introduction by Phil Ryken, who is one of the world’s experts on the marrow controversy, having done his Ph.D. work in Thomas Boston. I would highly recommend this work.



  1. Bobby Grow said,

    January 26, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks, looks good. Have you read TF Torrance’s “Scottish Theology: From John Knox to John McLeod Campbell”? Also very good!

  2. January 27, 2010 at 12:07 am

    I’ve read Torrance’s book. Basically, it’s an apology for Campbell’s not-very-orthodox views. I was disappointed in that book.

    I wonder if there’s an edition of Fisher’s book that does not include Boston’s notes – that lets Fisher speak for himself. I’m not complaining about Boston’s notes. I just think it’s nice to let an author have his say without any interruptions, so to speak.

  3. Bobby Grow said,

    January 27, 2010 at 3:48 am

    That’s unfortunate, Richard; I found TFT’s book to be quite good, of course I realize he critiques “Federal Theology” quite heavily in that book vis-a’-vis what he calls “Evangelical Calvinism,” so I can understand why his readings therein could pose problems for those who identify with that instantiation of Calvinism.

    But, yes, I look forward to reading Fisher’s book; after I finish TFT’s “Atonement” of course :-) .

  4. January 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Bobby: Personally, I think his best book is “The Christian Doctrine of God: One Being, Three Persons” (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1996). I think it’s his masterpiece. I think it’s the most important book on the Trinity published in the 20th century. It’s also that rare book of theology that can – and should – be read doxologically. A fine, fine, book – published when he was a mere youth of 83! If you haven’t read it, do so.

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