Political Revolution in the Reformed Tradition: A Historical and Biblical Critique
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Though written thirty-five years ago as Sam Waldron’s ThM thesis, Political Revolution in the Reformed Tradition brings crucial perspective to guide the church and the Christian through perplexing ethical and societal questions that have emerged in the present day. Does the Bible support or prohibit political revolution? What did John Calvin, the founder of the Reformed tradition, believe on the topic of political insurrection, and did his thoughts line up with the Word of God? Does Romans 13 call us to obey the government blindly in all situations? What is the relationship between subordination to civil magistrates and obedience to the same authorities? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in this scholarly examination of the tension between living in the kingdom of God and, simultaneously, in the kingdom of man.
Sam Waldron was a pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids from 1977-2001 and taught at Trinity Ministerial Academy from 1981 to 1989. Leaving there in 2001, he pursued a PhD at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. Having served as a pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky from 2005-2013, in 2013 he became one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky. He also serves as President, Academic Dean, and Professor of Systematic Theology of Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary.
Sam has been married to his dear wife Charlene since 1975. They have five children and at last count 15 grandchildren—all of whom they love very much. Sam enjoys reading, weight-lifting, walking, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.