On Being Reformed

Debates over a Theological Identity

  • Matthew C. Bingham
  • Chris Caughey
  • R. Scott Clark
  • Crawford Gribben
  • D. G. Hart

Part of the Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World book series (CTAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. D. G. Hart
    Pages 53-68
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 91-94

About this book


This book provides a focus for future discussion in one of the most important debates within historical theology within the protestant tradition - the debate about the definition of a category of analysis that operates over five centuries of religious faith and practice and in a globalising religion. In March 2009, TIME magazine listed ‘the new Calvinism’ as being among the ‘ten ideas shaping the world.’ In response to this revitalisation of reformation thought, R. Scott Clark and D. G. Hart have proposed a definition of ‘Reformed’ that excludes many of the theologians who have done most to promote this driver of global religious change. In this book, the Clark-Hart proposal becomes the focus of a debate. Matthew Bingham, Chris Caughey, and Crawford Gribben suggest a broader and (they argue) more historically responsible definition for ‘Reformed,’ as Hart and Scott respond to their arguments.


Calivinism Calvinism Born-again Protestantism Protestant tradition Evangelical Sixteenth-century reform Intellectual history Transatlantic Theological history Confession Globalized movement Seminarians

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew C. Bingham
    • 1
  • Chris Caughey
    • 2
  • R. Scott Clark
    • 3
  • Crawford Gribben
    • 4
  • D. G. Hart
    • 5
  1. 1.Systematic Theology and Church HistoryOak Hill CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Church History and Historical Theology Westminster Seminary CaliforniaEscondido, CAUSA
  4. 4.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Faculty of History, Hillsdale CollegeHillsdale, MIUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95191-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95192-8
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