getting my April 2019 diary ready & Decretal Theology
'Being In Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Investigation in a Reformed Perspective' by Hans Burger
'Christ And The Decree: Christology and Predestination in Reformed Theology from Calvin to Perkins' by Richard A. Muller
"Secondly, the concept can only be understood in its Christological context if its background is seen in creation and in religion in general. Religion itself rests on a mystical union of God and man. This is no substantive communion, but an ethical ("ethische") relation. A human being can not be really human without the essence of religion: communion with God, which is a mystical union with God; a personal union with God, which is so intimate that it changes a human being according to the image of God and makes one a partaker of the Divine nature. This communion with God, essential to religion, is broken by sin but will be restored in Christ and in the Spirit. Union mystica is in its proper sense a theological notion." pg. 102 Hans Burger 'Being In Christ'