After a year and a half of dedicated labor, the first volume of the Mercersburg Theology Study Series, The Mystical Presence and the Doctrine of the Reformed Church on the Lord’s Supper (ed. Linden J. DeBie, foreword by Mark Noll), was published at the end of last month, and is now available to order from Wipfandstock.com. Encompassing the most comprehensive and (I hope) most reader-friendly edition of The Mystical Presence to date, and the first edition of the extraordinary essay “The Doctrine of the Reformed Church on the Lord’s Supper” in forty-five years, this “handsome new edition . . . deserves to be studied and savored by pastors and scholars alike” (George Hunsinger; see additional endorsements below). Indeed, this volume promises to be a valuable contribution to studies not merely of Mercersburg and nineteenth-century American theology, but of Reformed eucharistic theology more broadly, as Nevin’s study of the subject remains a classic after 150 years.
We invite you to consider purchasing this new volume, and to make others aware of it, particularly as in the past few years, Amazon has been inundated with cheap knock-off editions of The Mystical Presence, unedited and often unformatted.
This edition, and indeed the whole prospective series, are intended especially for use in university and seminary libraries, and we particularly encourage librarians to consider investing in this definitive edition of the works of one the nineteenth century’s most creative American theologians.