I need to apologize for my absence from posting; my internship has ended, and the semester has begun here at my seminary. I’m carrying nearly 20 hours this semester, so to say I’m buried under a serious workload would be an understatement.
I am working on a couple of posts that will be very rough drafts of some ideas for my papers for this semester, so don’t think that I’ve fallen off the face of the Earth!
Now for the announcement:
Tentmaker Publications has reprinted Discourses of Redemption by the great Southern Presbyterian theologian Stuart Robinson. This is a somewhat rare example of Biblical Theology being done before the ascendancy of Geerhardus Vos at Princeton Seminary. It’s significantly different from Vos’ work, since Robinson doesn’t interact at all with the critical scholarship of the day. It is not that Robinson was ignorant of that scholarship. It is rather that he found it unhelpful. Beside that he was doing something completely different from what anyone else was doing in those days.
If your interested in reading more from Robinson, or about him, I’d recommend reading his work The Church of God As An Essential Element of the Gospel, and Preston Graham’s work about Robinson’s ecclesiology, A Kingdom Not of This World: Stuart Robinson’s Struggle to Distinguish the Sacred from the Secular During the Civil War. If you have done any thinking at all about the role of the church in society, Robinson is a phenomenal writer on the subject, and is highly recommended.