By Paul Helm
This research indicates that every of those proposals relies on false impression and exaggeration, and that the case opposed to foundationalism is uncertain and unpersuasive. it really is argued that Vanhoozer's entice revelation as divine speech-acts isn't as radical as he thinks, and his epistemology is vulnerable. within the palms of postmodernity, Christian theology abandons its exactness and the factors of care which are a striking function of doctrinal constrictions.
The booklet may be of significance to these with curiosity in Reformed theology or Christian theology extra usually. It offers a transparent evaluate of the impression of the postmodern mind-set on theology.
"His confessional belief of the Calvinistic culture seems to the good thinkers of the prior while looking to tackle urgent doctrinal and philosophical concerns within the current, with an eye fixed to the longer term. this can be a readable and stimulating research that's bound to generate discussion!"
--Oliver D. Crisp, Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
"Helm's Faith, shape, and Fashion clarifies the stakes fascinated about forsaking what Helm calls 'Classical Reformed Theology' for postmodernist techniques like Vanhoozer's and Franke's. without doubt, Vanhoozer can have a lot to assert approximately Helm's tackle his place, yet Helm's ebook opens a very important discussion for all who care approximately sound theological articulation of Christian faith."
--Mark R. Talbot, affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton university, Wheaton, IL
"Classic Reformed Theology has continually been less than chance, either externally from enemies and internally from erroneous associates. during this ebook, Paul Helm bargains a trenchant exposition and protection of Reformed Theology, deploying his traditional artillery of ancient, confessional, and philosophical arguments. This publication will optimistically convince non-Reformed readers to take the Reformed religion extra heavily and likewise offer these already Reformed with larger arguments for his or her beliefs."
--Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church heritage, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
Paul Helm is a educating Fellow at Regent university, Vancouver, Canada. He held the Chair of the background and Philosophy at King's university, London, 1993-2000. he's the writer of numerous books, together with John Calvin's Ideas (2004) and Eternal God (2nd ed., 2010).