Dr. Mark Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, has penned the foreword for Volume 1 of the Mercersburg Theology Study Series—The Mystical Presence and the Doctrine of the Reformed Church on the Lord’s Supper (edited by Linden DeBie). Some excerpts from his excellent orientation:
“This is the first volume of what the organizers of this series plan as an extended edition of the works of John W. Nevin, of his colleagues at the Mercersburg Seminary in the 1840s and 1850s, and of some who in those same years objected to Mercersburg views. For a clearer picture of the United States’ unduly neglected theological history of the period—as well as a most welcome stimulus to theological reflection in our own day–the edition is a godsend.
Nevin, whose biography and general theological contributions are spelled out with …