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Paper: This Textus Receptus: A Response to Mark Ward’s Critique of Confessional Bibliology
Here is a response Dr. Peter Van Kleeck Jr. formulated to a 2020 article written by Dr. Mark Ward entitled, “Which TR?” published in the Detroit Theological Seminary Journal. I submitted this paper for publication to the same journal but missed the publishing deadline for 2021. As such, I have placed it here for your own study and, Lord willing, benefit. [Please ignore the formatting of that fist line of the abstract. For some reason the export to PDF wants to do that.]
Paper: Early Creedal Statements and I John 5:7
Dr. Peter Van Kleeck Jr. wrote this paper for a Ph.D. class which he took with Dr. Gary Habermas. In short, he believes that the ancient creedal language and tripartite hints in Johannine literature offer evidential weight in favor of the inclusion of the longer reading of I John 5:7.
Paper: Andrew Willet’s Exegesis and Interpretation of Romans 16:25-27
This paper was written in partial fulfillment of a Ph.D. course in Documentary editing at George Washington University. Dr. Peter Van Kleeck Sr. selected a “troubling” grammatical question is raised with reference to Romans 16:25-27. The debate revolves around the presence or absence of the Greek dative case, relative pronoun “to whom.” Special attention was given to define terms for a secular readership. The subject demonstrates how Andrew Willet, (1562-1621) worked through what some might consider grammatical minutiae.
“This paper deals with a portion of his commentary on the book of Romans. The book of Romans was originally written in Greek. Willet’s research and writing engaged the on-going debates over which of the underlying Greek manuscripts, still in a degree of flux among the Protestant scholars, presented the superior basis for the English translation. Referring to commentators throughout the course of church history, Willet argued for a rendering that received the approbation of the churchly exegetical tradition. Willet’s Romans commentary is 746 folio pages in length with an index of the questions raised in the text included at the end.”
Paper: The Epistle of the Most Holy St. Paul to the Romans Explained
This entry by Dr. Peter Van Kleeck Sr. is a reprint with minor formatting changes of Andrew Willet’s (1562-1621) commentary on the Book of Romans. Hexapla: That is, a sixfold commentarie upon the most Divine Epistle of the holy Apostle S Paul to the Romans. Printed by Cantrell Legge, Printer to the Universitie of Cambridge, 1620. The introduction allows the reader into the 17th c. Post – Reformation exegete’s mind when dealing with Scriptural analysis. The scope of this work demonstrates Willet’s theological continuity with the history of orthodox theologians and writers and serves to show the rich scholarship of that era.
“The books of the New Testament are: 1. Historical, as of the acts, the sayings and the doings of our blessed Savior in the four Evangelists, or of the Apostles in the book of Acts; 2. Doctrinal, which specially concern doctrine and instruction without a continued historical narration. Such are the Epistles of the holy Apostles; 3. Prophetical, as the book of Revelation. Though the books may be thus divided in general there are both heavenly doctrines intermingled in the historical books as the heavenly sermons of our blessed Savior in the Gospel. Prophecies are also inserted both in the historical and doctrinal books as that of the destruction of Jerusalem, the end of the world (Matt. 24), the calling of the Jews (Rom. 11) and the coming of Antichrist (2 Thess. 2).”
Dissertation: Is a Christian Rational and Warranted to Believe He Bible is the Word of God: An Augmented Aquinas/Calvin Model in Favor of Including Scripture Beliefs Among the Great Things of the Gospel
In this rough draft of Dr. Van Kleeck Jr. dissertation he argues that a Christian is warranted and rational to believe her Bible is the word of God down to the very words by leveraging Alvin Plantinga’s version of Reformed Epistemology and particularly his Extended Aquinas/Calvin Model. In short, it is argued that said Christian’s belief in Scripture as such is rational and warranted because God through the Holy Spirit affects true faith in the believer through the word of truth which He inspired thus fulfilling the five criteria for warranted belief: proper function, conducive environment, according to a design plan aimed at truth, and successfully so aimed.