Rolland McCune

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JM

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Any reviews, besides Amazon, for Rolland McCune's Systematic Theology? I was told it is Calvinistic, presuppositional but also Dispensational.

Thanks.
 

Pilgrim

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Any reviews, besides Amazon, for Rolland McCune's Systematic Theology? I was told it is Calvinistic, presuppositional but also Dispensational.

Thanks.

To take a page out of Josh's book, yes I'm sure that there are reviews available, somewhere. :D

In a brief blog comment a while back, the dispensationalist Paul Martin Henebury wrote that it was somewhat disappointing yet worthwhile. Not having that work, I'm guessing that may be because he may not really offer much that is different than what's already out there on the different issues except that it's all under one cover.

Dr. McCune (an Independent Fundamental Baptist) would indeed be Calvinistic, presuppositional and a more or less traditional dispensationalist. Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary is known for those views. I've found a good many of their journal articles to be helpful, particularly some on "Dallas dispensationalism" and sanctification. (They basically take a "Lordship" view.)

I have Dr. McCune's "Promise Unfulfilled" in which he excoriates neo-evangelical compromise. He emphasizes Van Tillianism in that book and also quotes with approval Dr. Ryrie's famous clarification on salvation in various dispensations. That book is ok as far as it goes but in some places it reads like it is a decade or two out of date. I think it could have been strengthened considerably, for example, by a more thorough handling of issues regarding cooperation with the SBC today as opposed to 1975. But perhaps he would say that he already did that with his case studies of MacArthur and Piper, both of whom are not sufficiently "separated" by his reckoning. Despite this, it is a good primer on how we got to where we are and why fundamentalists find it necessary to separate from (or not cooperate with) conservative evangelicals who are not sufficiently separated from apostasy, etc. Secondary separation, in other words.

If you don't have Culver, I think that would be a much better pick, although he is not presuppositional and doesn't think that 6 day creationism is important. (His former student John Whitcomb think's otherwise, of course.) He is Calvinistic and is futurist premil. He seems to be closer to the older covenant premils (as opposed to Ladd) although he's not covenantal. He's sort of in between covenantalism and dispensationalism. He's perhaps closest to Progressive Dispensationalism, although he doesn't seem to have the emphasis on the "Already/Not yet" that Bock and Blaising do. He also takes no position on the rapture question.
 

JM

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Thanks Chris for help but please, do not take pages from Josh's book... :pray2:
 

CharlieJ

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I read a good bit of the first volume. It was pretty bland. I doubt there is anything in there you can't find better elsewhere.
 
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