Hyde, Daniel

In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace,  Buy  192 pages

This excellent short book shows the Biblical principles that forbid images of the Son of God, and verifies this position through church history.

In Defense of the Descent: A Response to Contemporary Critics – Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology,  Buy  88 pages

This is best on the topic.  It is an excellent short and readable, but very detailed Biblical and historical defense of the phrase that Jesus “descended into hell” in the Apostle’s Creed (and mentioned in the Westminster Larger Catechism).  Hyde argues for a two-fold meaning, reflecting the scriptures, that Christ experienced the curse of being forsaken by God on the Cross and that His body remained under the power of the grave for three days.  This is also a helpful antidote to the all too popular false teaching of our day that Christ actually descended into spiritual hell after His death (see Lk. 23:43).