Triperspectival Theology for the Church Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:19:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Resource on Ebooks Page Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:44:18 +0000
New on the ebooks page: a study guide to Revelation by Vern Poythress.

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Foreword to Timothy Miller’s The Triune God of Unity in Diversity Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:36:10 +0000 From Timothy Miller, The Triune God of Unity in Diversity: An Analysis of Perspectivalism, the Trinitarian Theological Method of John Frame and Vern Poythress (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2017), xi. Used with permission. Also available as a pdf.


It is my pleasure to introduce Timothy Miller’s book.

Miller’s book has arisen from spending much time and energy in examining triperspectivalism, as developed especially by John Frame and me. Miller is a sympathetic analyst who has succeeded in understanding triperspectivalism from the inside, rather than from a distance, and so you will find in his book an accurate portrayal. The presentation is also clear and helpful for readers. At the same time, Miller has applied his own insights to explain triperspectivalism in his own way. He has rightly been willing to point out areas of weakness and areas that could use further development. He has offered some development himself, by proposing some terminological labels for clarification and by exploring whether there is an intrinsic “order” in some of the triples, an order mirroring the intrinsic order in the Trinity.

All this work makes his book a valuable resource on the subject. I am grateful that someone with Miller’s ability has seen fit to offer the first published book-length study of triperspectivalism, and a good book at that. It has helped me to gain perspective (!) by hearing someone else’s voice, and seeing details noticed that I had not attended to myself.

John Frame and I have hoped that the methods of triperspectivalism might be of service for the glory of God and for the edification of the people of God. May Miller’s book also contribute to these goals, by helping the people of God to serve him with all love and faithfulness.

Vern S. Poythress, Professor of New Testament Interpretation Westminster Theological Seminary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Inerrancy and the Trinity Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:30:19 +0000 pdfVern S. Poythress, “Inerrancy and the Trinity: New Testament Perspectives—John 17:6–8 as a Window into Divine Communication in Language” (PDF), Originally published in Presbyterion 43/1 (Spring, 2017): 16–29. Used with permission.

Genesis 1:1 Is the First Event, Not a Summary Tue, 23 May 2017 16:22:52 +0000 pdfVern S. Poythress, “Genesis 1:1 Is the First Event, Not a Summary” (PDF), Originally published in the Westminster Theological Journal 79/1 (2017): 97–121. Used with permission.

Help Me Teach the Bible: Vern Poythress on Interpreting Scripture Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:10:12 +0000 Nancy Guthrie conducted an interview with Vern Poythress as part of her series for the Gospel Coalition. The original was posted as part of the series “Help Me Teach the Bible,” under the title “Help Me Teach the Bible: Vern Poythress on Interpreting Scripture,” httpss:// In part, it discusses the book by Vern Poythress, Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God. The audio is reposted here with permission.