A Review of Caspar Olevian and the Substance of the Covenant- Updated

Here’s a talk on Olevianus that I gave at Christ Reformed (URC) Anaheim. At Green Baggins. I’m glad that Lane took the time to read the book and that he found it helpful. He asks some important questions. By way of preface, . . . Continue reading →

Available Now: Caspar Olevian and the Substance of the Covenant

Thanks to Jay Collier at Joel Beeke and RHB for putting Caspar Olevian back into print.    “This volume is the most comprehensive treatment of Olevian’s theology published to date. Reflecting an impressive breadth of research and depth of analysis, it delivers . . . Continue reading →

Caspar Olevianus on the "Law of Nature"

Christ the King engenders in his elect zeal for reconciling themselves to God: first of all by showing that all men are under sin, and in the kingdom darkness, especially because since all men have the knowledge of God naturally engrafted in . . . Continue reading →

Olevianus on Two Kinds of Holiness

As mentioned earlier in this space the older Reformed writers had a doctrine of forensic holiness or sanctification but rather than connecting it with union with Christ considered logically prior regeneration and faith, they tended to connect talk about it under the . . . Continue reading →

Caspar Olevianus on Church and Kingdom

“The Kingdom of Christ in this world is the administration of salvation by which Christ the king himself, outwardly, through the gospel and baptism, gathers to himself and calls to salvation a people or visible church (in which many hypocrites are mixed).” . . . Continue reading →

Coming in January 2010: Caspar Olevianus-Exposition of the Apostles' Creed

This is volume in the series, Classic Reformed Theology. This is Caspar Olevianus’ 1567 explanation of the Apostles’  Creed. This is the first -ever modern, English translation. Robert Letham says about this volume, “Caspar Olevianus is a significant theologian and his exposition . . . Continue reading →

New in The Bookstore at WSC: Caspar Olevianus, An Exposition of the Apostles' Creed

Caspar Olevianus (1536-87) was a significant figure in the Reformation of Heidelberg in the 1560s and 1570s and one of the pioneers of Reformed covenant or federal theology. As a teacher he influenced several other significant pastors and teachers in the period . . . Continue reading →

Office Hours: Caspar Olevianus, the Creed, and Classic Reformed Theology

Katie Wagenmaker fills in as host of Office Hours this week and she interviews yours truly about the series Classic Reformed Theology and particularly volume 2 of the series, Caspar Olevianus, An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed. This volume is available from . . . Continue reading →

Olevianus on the Imputation of Christ's Righteousness

Todd is reading Olevianus’ Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed at In Principio Deus (in the beginning God) and he notices a strong contrast between the way Olevianus wrote about the imputation of Christ’s merits and the way the Federal Vision writes about . . . Continue reading →

New Olevianus Audio: The Covenant Radio Interview

Thanks to Todd and William, the hosts of Covenant Radio, for spending 90 minutes yesterday talking about Caspar Olevianus’ An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed. The best way to get to the audio is to go to Bill and Todd’s excellent adventure, . . . Continue reading →

My Excellent Adventure with Bill and Todd: The Covenant Radio Interview

Talking with Bill and Todd is an excellent adventure. Dude! This episode was no exception. Click on the image to order the book. Remember, it helps the HB when you go to The Bookstore at WSC via the HB. It’s $26.25 (hard . . . Continue reading →