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Amy Plantinga Pauw


Professor Plantinga Pauw was invited to give a perspective on the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America’s adoption of a book of confessions rather than a single confessional standard. Her paper speaks of her experience of using the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions both as a member of the church and as a teacher of doctrinal theology in a Presbyterian seminary. It describes the church’s current Book of Confessions, examines the reasons for its adoption, and provides examples of the benefits she believes it has provided to the church.

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