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John Frame's Selected Shorter Writings, Vol. 2

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Short, pointed essays summarize some of John Frame’s central (and a few peripheral) ideas on theological method, apologetics, and ethics, beginning with Frame’s shortest and clearest presentation of his signature concept of triperspectivalism—the need to read Scripture from various perspectives, especially threefold perspectives that reflect the nature of the Trinity.

Table of Contents:

Part One: Theological Topics

1. Inerrancy: A Place to Live

2. Let God Be True: Scripture and Certainty

3. No Scripture, No Christ

4. The Mystery of Creaturely Otherness

5. Why Theology Needs Philosophy 

Part Two: Theological Education

6. The Academic Captivity of Theology

7. Seminaries and Academic Accreditation

8. The Demise of Systematic Theology

9. A Few Things I Have Learned from My Years In Ministry

10. Pratt’s Boot Camp

Part Three: Theological Method

11. Arguments and Conclusions in Theology

12. Bandwagons: On the Pace of Intellectual Change

13. Clarity, Cogency, and Profundity

14. Review of Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion

15. The Heart of the Atonement 

Part Four: Apologetics

16. Believing in God in the Twenty-first Century

17. Epistemological Perspectives and Evangelical Apologetics

18. The Bible on the Problem of Evil

19. Van Til: His Simplicity and Profundity

20. Cornelius Van Til

21. Van Til: The Theologian

22. Van Til on Antithesis

Part Five: Ethics

23. The Failure of Non-Christian Ethics

24. Tolerance

25. Transformationalism

26. Two Levels of Divine Blessing, and a Few Words about Joel Osteen

27. “But God Made Me This Way” 

Part Six: The Church

28. What Denomination Should I Join

29. Guidelines for Church Union

30. Church Discipline

31. Worship That Pleases God

32. Different Kinds of Reformed Outreach

33. Maxims for Pastors

Part Seven: Personal

34. My Exceptions to the Westminster Standards

35. Triperspectival Dieting 



John M. Frame (AB, Princeton University; BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; MA and MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) holds the J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and is the author of many books, including the four-volume Theology of Lordship series.


“Before this book was published, most of these rare theological, philosophical, and practical gems had been hidden away in Frame’s electronic files or posted on websites and blogs not widely known to the public. Do yourself a favor and mine the rich truths in these winsome and provocative essays (written in Frame’s inimitable style of robust charity) on a wide array of important topics.” — Steven L. Childers, President and CEO, Global Church Advancement

“John wrote this book so that the average person could understand it, which is a concept introduced by the apostle Paul but little employed ever since. It’s like the nine-hundred-pound gorilla wrestling with a newborn and restraining himself: John could do a number on us intellectually, but he prefers to communicate for the sake of the kingdom of God.” — Andrée Seu Peterson, Senior Writer, WORLD magazine

“A veritable cornucopia of Frame’s theology. . . . Frame is not afraid to slay sacred cows . . . if he believes they don’t pass biblical muster. Whether you have never read Frame before or have read all that he’s written to date, this book will inform, intrigue, encourage, edify, rouse, and convict you.” — P. Andrew Sandlin, President, Center for Cultural Leadership