I came across "Shepherdism" for the first time a few weeks back. I have a few takeaways. 1.) I was shocked by the number of people that still defend Norman Shepherd. I understand that his early works were very vague, but in his later works he leaves no doubt as to his position regarding Christ's active obedience and his misunderstanding of the imputed righteousness of Christ. 2.) Many in the Federal Vision camp admire Shepherd and seem to suggest that many of his ideas led to their own theology. Did Shepherd ever actually embrace the Federal vision camp? I've also heard that the federal vision group can trace their beliefs back to the theology of Richard Baxter, anyone have any info on whether that is true?