About R. Scott Clark
R. Scott Clark is the President of the Heidelberg Reformation Association
, the author and editor of, and contributor to several books
and the author of many articles. He has taught church history and historical theology since 1997 at Westminster Seminary California. He has also taught at Wheaton College, Reformed Theological Seminary, and Concordia University. Read more»
He has hosted the Heidelblog since 2007.
Historically, the Latin word, offero means to exhibit, present, place before, show forth … that is how it was used originally at the time of the Reformation and Post-Reformation … the alternative word is propositio, that is to present, to state, to assert concisely.
I read a little Latin and so did James Durham. See my essay in the Strimple festschrift where I address the etymological question.