Commentaries on the Westminster COF?

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
Staff member
Look for used copies if not in print of G. I. Williamson's study of the confession (he also did the shorter catechism) and the old 19th century standard work (text online too) by Robert Shaw.
 

greenbaggins

Administrator
Staff member
Cheryl, the standard commentaries are the following: A.A. Hodge, Robert Shaw, G.I. Williamson, R.C. Sproul, David Dickson, J.V. Fesko, Joey Pipa, and Chad Van Dixhoorn.
 

Cheryl Watson

Puritan Board Freshman
Look for used copies if not in print of G. I. Williamson's study of the confession (he also did the shorter catechism) and the old 19th century standard work (text online too) by Robert Shaw.
Are these the ones?

 

LanceJ

Puritan Board Freshman
I hadn't gotten down to him yet. Can you explain what is funny? Should I be looking up a different name (like if that's a nickname)?
Yes, just chuckling because Reverend Keister referred to him as "Joey". He's indeed correct though, his book is great. His name is Joseph A. Pipa Jr. Here is a link to the resource!

 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
Staff member
Are these the ones?

Yes; those are the ones.
 

Cheryl Watson

Puritan Board Freshman
Yes, just chuckling because Reverend Keister referred to him as "Joey". He's indeed correct though, his book is great. His name is Joseph A. Pipa Jr. Here is a link to the resource!

Thank you! I appreciate his full name as I would have probably had some difficulty once I got to him, LOL. And, thank you for the link :)
 

Stephen L Smith

Administrator
Staff member
This was the very FIRST Reformed book I read. Highly recommended. Certainly there are many good books on the WCF.
Thank you! Since it was your first, would you say that it's approachable for lay people? Yes, so many, so hard to choose ;-)
I read it back in 1994. I still love it though other good ones have come out since then. GI Williamson is a good starting point, but do read Hodge too :)
 

Taylor

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
It is more challenging to get, but if you want a more technical commentary on the Standards (i.e., not just the WCF, but also the WLC and WSC together), get The Presbyterian Standards by Francis Beattie. It is pretty dry but helpful. Beattie is Chad Van Dixhoorn's favorite commentary on Westminster.
 

Cheryl Watson

Puritan Board Freshman
It is more challenging to get, but if you want a more technical commentary on the Standards (i.e., not just the WCF, but also the WLC and WSC together), get The Presbyterian Standards by Francis Beattie. It is pretty dry but helpful. Beattie is Chad Van Dixhoorn's favorite commentary on Westminster.
Thank you so much! Is this it? When you say challenging to get, do you mean difficult to understand? At first I was thinking you meant OOP, but (if this is it) it seems in print.
 

LanceJ

Puritan Board Freshman
Thank you so much! Is this it? When you say challenging to get, do you mean difficult to understand? At first I was thinking you meant OOP, but (if this is it) it seems in print.
It's even less expensive here:

 

Taylor

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Thank you so much! Is this it? When you say challenging to get, do you mean difficult to understand? At first I was thinking you meant OOP, but (if this is it) it seems in print.
That's not the edition I have. I think the edition I have may be out of print. However, as Lance pointed out above, GPTS may still have some copies. That is where I got mine a few years ago (I don't live that far from Greenville).
 

Cheryl Watson

Puritan Board Freshman
That's not the edition I have. I think the edition I have may be out of print. However, as Lance pointed out above, GPTS may still have some copies. That is where I got mine a few years ago (I don't live that far from Greenville).
Thanks, I'll order from them while they still have some!
 
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