We are interrupting the Heidelcast series on the Doctrine of God, I AM that I AM to talk with the Rev Dr Harrison Perkins, (PhD, Queen’s University Belfast) about his new book on Archbishop James Ussher (1581–1656). He was primate of the Church of Ireland and a major influence on the Westminster Assembly. His Irish Articles (1615) were a source for the Westminster Standards. Harrison shows that Ussher was an import figure in the development of Reformed covenant theology and that the doctrine of the covenant of works was not an idiosyncratic Reformed doctrine but an expression of genuinely catholic (universal) Christian truth. Harrison is assistant minister at London City Presbyterian Church (Free Church of Scotland, lecturer in Christian doctrine at Cornhill Belfast, visiting lecturer in systematic theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, and the author of Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). You can also order this volume from the Evangelical Bookshop in the UK. He is also editor of Samuel Miller, Presbyterianism: Its History, Doctrine, Government, and Worship (Madison, MS: Log College Press, 2020).
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Resources On Ussher
- Ussher Rejected Theonomy And Explained General Equity
- James Ussher On General Equity
- Ussher On The State Of Believers In The Judgment
More From Harrison Perkins
- Book Review: Young, Restless, And No Longer Reformed
- Kingdom Through Covenant: A Review (1)
- Kingdom Through Covenant: A Review (2)