Volume 7, Issue 3: Footnotes
Quotations in Order of Appearance
1. R.L. Dabney, The Practical Philosophy (Harrisonburg, VA: Sprinkle Publ. 1984 ) p. 48.
2. Martin Bucer, "De Regno Christi" in Melanchthon and Bucer (Philadelphia,
PA: Westminster Press, 1979) p. 346.
3. C.S. Lewis, ed. Essays Presented to Charles Williams (Grand Rapids, MI,
Eerdmans, 1966) p. 102.
4. Ibid ., pp. 71-72.
5. J.C. Ryle, Holiness (Greensboro,NC: Homiletic Press, 1956) p.129.
6. A.W. Tozer, Man the Dwelling Place of God (Harrisburg, PA, Christian
Publications Inc., 1966) p. 135-136.
7. John Calvin, Commentaries (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1979) XXI
8. R.L. Dabney, Practical Philosophy p.53.
9. Larry Woiwode, Acts: A Writer's Reflections on the Church, Writing, and
His Own Life (San Francisco, CA: Harper Collins, 1993) p. 7,8.
10. David Wells, No Place for Truth (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publ. 1993)
11. Gene Edward Veith, State of the Arts (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1991)
12. Dallas Willard, The Spirit of the Disciplines (San Francisco, CA: Harper
Collins, 1988) p. 163.
13. George MacDonald, Robert Falconer (New York: Rutledge, 1870) p. 88 cited
in Gene Edward Veith, State of the Arts, p. 232.
14. P.J. O'Rourke, Republican Party Reptile (New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly
15. Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death (New York, NY: Penguin Books,
1986) p. vii, viii.
16. Larry Woiwode, Acts , p. 44.
1. John Bunyan, Works of John Bunyan, vol. 3 (Carlisle, PA: Banner, Carlisle,
1991) p. 170
2. Cited in Leland Ryken, Worldly Saints (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1990)
3. Carlos Eire, War Against the Idols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
1986) p. 100.
Repairing the Ruins:
* The idea for the name Marginal comes from a piece written by Gary North
on Christian colleges.
Tje Puritan Eye:
* From Melanchthon and Bucer (Library of Christian Classics) edited by Wilhelm
Pauck. Used by permission of Westminster John Knox Press.
1.Statement over the signatures of fourteen eminent Puritans, in "To the Reader," preface
to Increase Mather, Cases of Conscience Concerning Witchcrafts (Boston: 3
2. Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana [London, 1702] (Edinburgh: Banner
of Truth Trust, 1979) vol. 1, p. 211; cf. Boyer and Nissenbaum, Salem Village
Witchcraft (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., Inc., 1972), pp. 117f.
3. Cotton Mather to John Foster, 17 August 1692: "You would know whether I still
retain my opinion about the horrible witchcrafts among us, and I acknowledge
that I do. I do still think that when there is no further evidence against a
person but only this, that a specter in their shape does afflict a neighbor,
that evidence is not enough to convict the [accused?] of witchcraft. . . . The
odd effects produced upon the sufferers by the look or touch of the accused are
things wherein Devils may as much impose upon some harmless people as by the
representation of their shapes." From Boyer and Nissenbaum, pp. 118-119.
4. The remark is from Thomas Brattle, which reads in full, "I cannot but highly
applaud, and think it our duty to be very thankfull, for the endeavours of several
Elders, whose lips, (I think,) should preserve knowledge, and whose counsell
should, I think, have been more regarded, in a case of this nature, than as yet
it has been: in particular, I cannot but think very honourably of the endeavours
of a Rev'd person in Boston, whose good affection to his countrey in general,
and spiritual relation to three of the Judges in particular, has made him very
solicitous and industrious in this matter and I am fully persuaded, that had
his notions and proposals been hearkened to, and followed, when these troubles
were in their birth, in an ordinary way, they would never have grown unto that
heighth which now they have." From Burr, ed. Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases,
1648-1706 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914) p. 186-187.
5. Letter to the Earl of Nottingham , Feb. 21, 1693, in Burr, Narratives ,
1.John A. Witmer, "A Review of 'Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth,'" Bibliotheca
Sacra (July/September 1992) p. 272.
2. Iain Murray, The Puritan Hope (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1971) p.
3. In "History of Opinions Respecting the Millennium," American Theological
Review 1 (Nov. 1859) p. 642-655.
4. Clarence Bass, Backgrounds to Dispensationalism (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans,
1960) p. 21.
5. Ibid ., p. 64.
6. Ernest R. Sandeen, British and American Millennarianism 1800-1930 (Chicago:
The University of Chicago Press, 1970), p. 66.
7. Charles Caldwell Ryrie, Balancing the Christian Life (Chicago, IL: Moody
Press, 1969), p. 88.
8. S. Lewis Johnson, "The Paralysis of Legalism," Bibliotheca Sacra, Vol.
120 (April/June, 1963), p. 109. He cites Barnhouse, God's Freedom , p. 134.
Johnson wrote "At the heart of the problem of legalism is pride, a pride that
refuses to admit spiritual bankruptcy. That is why the doctrines of grace stir
up so much animosity. Donald Grey Barnhouse, a giant of a man in free grace,
wrote, 'It was a tragic hour when the Reformation churches wrote the Ten Commandments
into their creeds and catechisms and sought to bring Gentile believers into bondage
to Jewish law, which was never intended either for the Gentile nations or for
the church.' He was right, too."
9. James H. Snowden, The Coming of the Lord (New York: MacMillan, 1919),
10. George M. Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture, The Shaping
of Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism: 1870-1925 (New York: Oxford University
Press, 1980), p. 94. Marsden notes, "Dispensationalism, which fit so well with
the Pentecostal and holiness ideas of the 'Age of the Spirit,' easily gained acceptance
in the new Pentecostal movement. . . "
11. Snowden, The Coming of the Lord , p. 24.
12. Charles Spurgeon, A Treasury of David / II (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,
1966), p. 466.
13. Curtis I. Crenshaw and Grover E. Gunn, III, Dispensationalism Today,
Yesterday, and Tomorrow (Memphis, TN: Footstool Publications, 1989), p. 391.
This book reprints B.B. Warfield's 1918 critique of Lewis S. Chafer's book He
That Is Spiritual, from which these comments were excerpted.
14. Stanley J. Grenz, The Millennial Maze (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity
Press, 1992), p. 122.
Cave of Addulam:
1. Somewhere in this issue someone coined the term 'misomuse.' Please don't be
alarmed. It does not refer to a very small muse.
2. The rest of us can't really be held responsible for any gastro-intestinal
discomfort caused by the 'Salad and Slug' metaphor used in the Thema. Address
all doctor's notes to D. Wilson.
3. And speaking of the KKK, why is it that these white supremacist groups
always fill their ranks with exempla blockheadorum calculated to give the lie
to their central thesis?