The theological methodology of the post-Reformation Reformed orthodox was, in the first place, exegetical.
What the Renaissance gave to the Reformation, then, was an academic climate of questioning the status quo and seeking to arrive at conclusions based on primary documents.
I found Wells’ argument unconvincing and his method of argumentation, at this point, very sloppy.
Scholasticism is probably one of the most despised intellectual movements in human history. Thus the English word ‘dunce’ derives from the name of one of the greatest scholastic writers, Duns Scotus.
Wells references Matt. 12:1-14 several times in chapter 3 but offers no exposition of the passage.
English translations need to revisit the way that the books of the Old Testament are ordered.
The guys at Reformed Forum discuss the Creation Covenant with Dr. Roland S. Ward.
The medieval quadriga or fourfold pattern of meaning was comprised of the following: the literal or historical, the tropological or moral, the allegorical or doctrinal, and the anagogical or ultimate/eschatological.
The study of and principles for the interpretation of the Bible are of vast importance.
The Gospels are full of allusions to and echoes of previous revelation. And the Gospels set the stage for further revelation which will explain both the redemptive acts and words of Jesus Christ (Jn. 14:26; 16:13-15).