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Announcing the Mystical Presence

Posted on 3rd May, by W. Bradford Littlejohn in Volume 1. Comments Off on Announcing the Mystical Presence

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 …


Mark Noll’s Foreword for Vol. 1

Posted on 3rd December, by W. Bradford Littlejohn in Volume 1. 1 Comment

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 …