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The Fifth Commandment: Honouring ‘Father’ and ‘Mother’

20 October 2017

Jonathan Willis (For the first, introductory post in the series, click here) The Fifth Commandment was the first precept in the Second Table of the Reformed Decalogue, heading the list...

The Fourth Commandment: Keeping it Holy

18 October 2017

Jonathan Willis (For the first, introductory post in the series, click here) After the Second, it is probably the Fourth Commandment that has received the most attention by historians,...

The Third Commandment: What’s in a Name?

16 October 2017

Jonathan Willis (For the first, introductory post in the series, click here) The Third Commandment of the Reformed Decalogue was ‘Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy...

The Second Commandment: The Protestant War on Will-Worship

13 October 2017

Jonathan Willis (For the first, introductory post in the series, click here) Of all of the Ten Commandments, it is probably the second which has received the most attention from historians. ...