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Connecting the Dots of Church History

Gavin Ortlund has a recent article at The Gospel Coalition which argues that Evangelicals should get better acquainted with pre-Reformation and especially Medieval Church History. To this we can only give our hearty Amen. The recovery of history is one of the great needs of our day. We would like to offer one complementary though important caveat. Mr. […]

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Martin Bucer and Pseudo-Dionysius

Our friend and McGill student Eric Parker has an excellent post on the positive use of Psuedo-Dionysius by the Reformer Martin Bucer. Mr. Parker states: Bucer, following Ficino’s commentary, used Dionysius’s writings for the sake of the Reformation. The clearest example of this is in his Commentary on Romans where he discovers in Dionysius what […]

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Fashion Police at the Synod of Dort

George Abbot, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writing to Sir Dudley Carleton regarding the British delegates to the Synod of Dort, states: We understand here that Mr Balcanquall doth not go here in his apparrell like a grave divine, but in his double double ruffes and his cloake lined thorough with velvett. I heare that it […]