Fred G. Zaspel. Warfield on the Christian Life: Living in Light of the Gospel. Theologians on the Christian Life. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012. 240 pp.
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- Sinclair Ferguson
- D. A. Carson
- Jerry Bridges
- Carl Trueman
- Paul Helm
- Paul Helseth
- Kevin Bauder
- Matt Olson
- Tom Nettles
- Joseph Pipa
In my studies on Keswick theology, I’ve profited immensely from Warfield’s critique of higher life teaching, and Zaspel lucidly distills Warfield (esp. pp. 101–4, 111–12).
Zaspel recently wrote The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary . (See my post “Warfield the Affectionate Theologian.”) That book is much longer (624 pp.) and broader (systematic theology). Zaspel explains,
[W]hen Justin Taylor contacted me on behalf of Crossway to write this volume, I was eager to take it up. Certainly there is overlap, and if you have read the previous volume, you will notice that in places. But here not only is the material more condensed; the focus is more specific. And the nature of this volume also allows more extensive use of Warfield’s published sermons. In the end, I trust our goal will have been reached: to provide a faithful representation of Warfield’s understanding of the Christian life. (p. 15)
Mission accomplished. Well done, Fred.
Update on 8/23/2017: My latest book attempts to survey and analyze “let go and let God” theology more accessibly: