1. A brief history of interpretation.
Proof texts in the WC and catechisms - the Puritans'
view - contrasting Reformed opinion.
2. An assessment of three views.
- the literal
- the typical
- the allegorical (parabolic)
Seven arguments in favour of this view.
3. The restraint necessary in the allegorical
We need not discover an explanation for everything
but keep to the principal teaching of Christ's love
to his church/people.
A summary of James Durham's points on what qualifies
someone to handle this book.
Best I've heard so far on this topic Clearly addresses competing interpretations but argues for a more allegorical interpretation. Also discusses how not to abuse the allegory. Lots of scripture is brought in to support. I also didn't know that Jonathan Edwards not only supported this view but attempted to give scriptural proofs.