The Global Witness of the Reformed Faith

Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015


WITNESS IN THE THEOLOGY OF HEBREWS

DAVID G. PETERSON - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
In the pages of Scripture, God bears witness to the person and work of his Son, and testifies to the faith of key biblical characters.

THE MARTYRDOM OF POLYCARP

GERALD BRAY - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
The story of Polycarp presents the challenge of steering a via media between hagiographical and demythologizing interpretations.

MARTYREō AND COGNATES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: SOME NOTES

DONALD A. CARSON - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
This study of martyreō and its cognates begins with observations on the distribution in the New Testament and continues with earlier usages in Greek literature and the Septuagint.

JAN HUS: A REFORMATION BEFORE THE REFORMATION

DANIEL BERGÈSE - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
John Hus, his life, work, and conflicts are recounted in this article, with the circumstances that lead him to martyrdom at the stake on July 6, 1415, six centuries ago.

THE FORERUNNERS OF THE REFORMATION

PETER A. LILLBACK - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
The plague, abuses in the church, and mysticism constitute the background for considering forerunners of the Reformation.

PIERRE VIRET’S CONSOLATION FOR THE PERSECUTED HUGUENOTS

REBEKAH A. SHEATS - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
This article examines the consolation that the Swiss Reformer Pierre Viret offered to the persecuted Huguenots from 1530 to the 1550s.

A TEACHABLE DEATH: DOCTRINE AND DEATH IN MARTEN MICRON’S MARTYROLOGY

HERMAN J. SELDERHUIS - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
In the context of renewed interest in sixteenth-century martyrologies, this article considers a lesser known Dutch work, The True Story of Hostes van der Katlyne, by Marten Micron.

THE CAPTIVITY EPISTLES OF THE ENGLISH REFORMATION

PHILIP E. HUGHES - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
“The Captivity Epistles of the English Reformation” was originally part of Philip E. Hughes’s book, Theology of the English Reformers, a selection of texts with commentaries by sixteenth-century English Reformers.

WITNESS IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE

JAMES W. SKILLEN - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
This article aims to encourage Christians to respond with vigor to Christ’s call to follow him in whole-life discipleship. Life in the public square, which includes the responsibilities of citizenship and government, is one of the arenas in which our love of God and love of neighbors must be exhibited.

POST-CHRISTIAN CONFESSION IN SECULAR CONTEXT

LEONARDO DE CHIRICO - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
Discussions of the “post-Christian” age are wide-spread and also bring an element of anxiety as the Western church confronts present-day challenges.

PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS TODAY

THOMAS SCHIRRMACHER - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
The majority of Christians live in a situation of religious freedom in democracies. Has Christianity become a major focus of persecution?

WITNESSING IN WORD AND DEED IN THE CONTEXT OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

PHILIP TACHIN - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
Witnessing in word and deed in the context of religious persecution is a challenge.

“WITH HEART AND HANDS AND VOICES”: INTEGRAL MINISTRY OF WORD AND DEED FROM A MISSIO DEI PERSPECTIVE

PHILLIPUS J. (FLIP) BUYS AND ANDRÉ JANSEN - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
Missiological reflection indicates that mission organizations and churches worldwide are reconsidering the biblical foundations of integrating word and deed in proclaiming the gospel.

THE MINISTRY OF RELIGION AND THE RIGHTS OF THE MINORITY: THE WITNESS OF PROTESTANT CHRISTIANITY IN INDONESIA

BENYAMIN F. INTAN - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
The practices of the Ministry of Religion in Indonesia that discriminates against and disregards the freedom and rights of the minority are contradictory to the aspirations of the founding fathers of the nation as declared in the Indonesian Constitution.

THE CHURCH IN KOREA: PERSECUTION AND SUBSEQUENT GROWTH

SANG GYOO LEE - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
Persecution of Christians in Korea, like that of Christians in ancient Rome, reveals that Christian teaching clashes with surrounding cultures.

INTERVIEW OF DR. STEPHEN TONG

PETER A. LILLBACK - in Vol. 1 No. 1-2 / Fall 2015
Father, We Ask That You May Bless Us And Give Us Wisdom In Discussing The Things You Want Us To Say For Your Church And Your Kingdom. Amen.