Historiae ecclesiasticae collecta: a weekly roundup of blogs, articles, books, and more
By Dustin Bruce
- In a helpful post for PhD students on The Anxious Bench, Thomas Kidd offers advice on “What to Publish, and When?”.
- Kidd also reviews Marsden’s The Twilight of the American Enlightenment on The Gospel Coalition. John Fea has done the work of compiling the reviews of Marsden’s latest work.
- Brian Renshaw of NT Exegesis pontificates on two surprisingly connected loves in “Baseball and Church History.”
- Jason Duesing reflects on “W.O. Carver, Southern Seminary, and the Significance of Adoniram Judson” on his personal blog.
- Over at the Founder’s Blog, Jeff Robinson asks, “Is Calvin Guilty of the Popular Charges Against Him?”
- Also at Founders, Jon English Lee continues in a series on the Sabbath with, “Where is the Sabbath in the Early Church? (Part 2)”
- R. Albert Mohler rolls out his 2014 list of “Ten Books Every Preacher Should Read” in Preaching Magazine. Included in this is Tom Nettles, Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon (Mentor, 2013), Michael J. Kruger, The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate (InterVarsity Press, 2013), and John Elliot Gardiner, Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven (Knopf, 2013). The SBTS Campus Lifeway has the books from Dr. Mohler’s list on sale at a 40% discount.
- On The Anxious Bench, Phillip Jenkins explores “Welsh Roots” in an insightful post for St. David’s Day and then follows up with “Welsh America, American Wales.”
- Jenkins also discusses “The 160-Year Christian History Behind What’s Happening in Ukraine” on Christianity Today.
- At Between the Times, Nathan Finn looks at historic Baptist roots in “On the Baptist Confession of 1689.”
- The Confessing Baptist interviewed the Fuller Center’s own Steve Weaver on his and Michael Haykin’s recent release of An Orthodox Catechism by Hercules Collins.
- Joel Beeke discusses “The Puritan Art of Godly Meditation” in a brief video on his blog, Doctrine for Life.
Major Discussion: Should Evangelicals Practice Lent?
Debate stirred this week around the practice of Lent and specifically Ash Wednesday, with low-church Evangelicals falling on both sides. Some helpful interlocutors were:
- Nathan Finn on Christian Thought and Tradition with “Why One Baptist Chooses to Observe Lent.”
- R. Scott Clark with “Lent: Of Good Intentions, Spiritual Disciplines, and Christian Freedom” on the Heidelblog.
- Keith Miller calls upon the historical heroes of the Reformed in “Reformed Homeboys on Lenten Fasting” on Mere Orthodoxy.
Recent Book Releases
- The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield by Steven Lawson. Reformation Trust Publishing. 9781567693638. Hardback. $16.00.
- Gratitude: An Intellectual History byPeter Leithart. Baylor University Press. 9781602584495. $49.95.
- John Knox (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) by Simonetta Carr. Reformation Heritage Books. 9781601782892. $18.00.
- Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity (3 vols.) edited by Angelo Di Beradino. IVP Academic. 9780830829439. $450.00.
- The Oxford Movement: Europe and the Wider World 1830–1930 edited by Stewart Brown and Peter Nockles. Cambridge University Press. 9781107680272. $26.46.
- The Urban Pulpit: New York City and the Fate of Liberal Evangelicalism by Matthew Bowman. Oxford University Press. 9780199977604. $62.15.
- A People’s History of Christianity, Vol 1: From the Early Church to the Reformation (Student Edition) edited by Dennis R. Janz. Fortress Press. 9781451470246. $39.00. Volume 2: From the Reformation to the 21st Century.
- Abraham in the Works of John Chrysostom (Emerging Scholars) by Demetrios E. Tonias. Fortress Press. 9781451473056. $49.96.
- The Life of Saint Helia: Critical Edition, Translation, Introduction, and Commentary (Oxford Early Christian Texts) edited by Virginia Burrus and Marco Conti. Oxford University Press. 9780199672639. $150.00.
- The Search for Authority in Reformation Europe (St Andrews Studies in Reformation History) edited by Helen Parish, Elaine Fulton, and Peter Webster. Ashgate. 9781409408543. $119.95.
From the Fuller Center
- Evan Burns posts on “Fuller Reading the Scriptures.”
- Joe Harrod discusses “Samuel Davies on the Nature of the Spiritual Life.”
- Burns follows up the AFC mini-conference on Adoniram Judson with “Judson’s Farewell Hymn.”
What did I miss this week? Share in the comments or on Twitter: @AFCBS or @dustinbruce.
Note: Inclusion of an article, book, or any other form of media on the Historiae ecclesiasticae collecta does not constitute a theological endorsement by the compiler, Michael Haykin, the Andrew Fuller Center or Southern Seminary.
Dustin Bruce lives in Louisville, KY where he is pursuing a PhD in Biblical Spirituality at Southern Seminary. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Southwestern Seminary. Dustin and his wife, Whitney, originally hail from Alabama.
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