An Introduction to Confessional Subscription by David Hall

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Richard Webster referred to five widely differing views regarding subscription in the colonial Presbyterian church as: "the Protesters, the excluded, the silent, those who were dissatisfied with both parties, and the absent." The modern church may find itself in a similar position. The subject of these essays has not always been agreed upon. Moreover, I am aware of no other volume or website which concentrates on this important subject with such candor and comprehensiveness.  I am grateful to the editors of Place for Truth for confirming the continuing usefulness of this important data collection. Even though over the years there has been much debate over the manner of adhering to the Confession of Faith, intelligent discussions are not always presented. Although Charles Hodge sought to give much of the history of this issue in his 1851 The Constitutional History of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, he is sometimes accused of a partisan favoring of the Old School. Admittedly, liberals have also given their views of the correct manner of confessional subscription.


Posted May 21, 2014 @ 7:06 AM by Robert Brady
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