Collected Writings of John Murray

Volume 2: Systematic Theology

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Weight 0.82 kg
Dimensions 24.1 × 16.5 × 3.8 cm
ISBN 9780851512426








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Oct 1, 1977

Book Description

Although John Murray was teaching theology at Princeton in 1929 such was his slowness to go into print that it was not until the 1950’s that his first books appeared. The reason lay in his high view of the responsibilities of Christian authorship, and even when his works were being acclaimed as ‘exegesis of the highest rank’ he declined the advice of those who urged him to publish his work in systematic theology. Instead, from the store of manuscript material, he was giving close attention to certain themes which had come to possess a special interest for him. The revision of his manuscripts on these themes constituted the greater part of his literary work over the last ten years of his life, with the most beneficial results for the present volume.

Volume 2 of his Collected Writings thus provides virtually John Murray’s own selection from his articles and lectures in systematic theology. In it will be found definitive treatments of subjects upon which, in the judgement of many, he advanced the frontiers of reformed theology and gave fresh elucidation of biblical truth. This is most evident in the chapters on Adamic Administration and Definitive Sanctification, but the seed-thoughts of further insight are also clearly evident in many other places.

The arrangement is in seven sections which deal comprehensively with the themes of Man, Common Grace, Christ and Redemption (2 sections), Sanctification , Church and Sacraments, and the Last Things. To the author’s own selection the publishers have added material from his class lectures. None of the 36 chapters has previously appeared in any of John Murray’s volumes.



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Preface vii
1 The Origin of Man 3
2 The Nature of Man 14
3 Trichotomy 23
4 Man in the Image of God 34
5 The Adamic Administration 47
6 Free Agency 60
7 The Fall of Man 67
8 The Nature of Sin 77
9 Inability 83
10 Common Grace 93
11 The Plan of Salvation 123
12 The Person of Christ 132
13 The Atonement 142
14 The Obedience of Christ 151
15 The Call 161
16 Regeneration 167
17 Justification 202
18 Adoption 223
19 Faith 235
20 The Assurance of Faith 264
21 Definitive Sanctification 277
22 The Agency in Definitive Sanctification 285
23 Progressive Sanctification 294
24 The Pattern of Sanctification 305
25 The Goal of Sanctification 313
26 The Nature and Unity of the Church 321
27 The Government of the Church 336
28 The Form of Government 345
29 Arguments against Term Eldership 351
30 Office in the Church 357
31 The Sacraments 366
32 Baptism 370
33 The Lord’s Supper 376
34 Restricted Communion 381
35 The Interadventual Period and the Advent: Matthew 24 and 25 387
36 The Last Things 401


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