The Banner of Truth Magazine

Issues 1-16 (Sept 1955 through Aug 1959)

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Look Inside Price £16.00
Weight 0.74 kg
Dimensions 22.3 x 14.3 x 3.6 cm
topic

Spiritual Growth, General Theology, Encouragement

page-count

516

Banner Pub Date

Dec 30, 2005

Original Pub Date

1961

binding

Cloth-bound

format

Book

isbn

9780851519197

The 1950s saw a change of direction for numbers within evangelicalism in England. It was a return to a more doctrinal Christianity, prompted in part by a rediscovery of the Reformers and Puritans and by the contemporary witness of such men as D.M. Lloyd-Jones and J.I. Packer. Amid this change, a little magazine, first published in Oxford in 1955, worked as a catalyst and became by 1958 as publishing house reaching some forty nations.

Blemishes and weaknesses the magazine certainly had, but the call for God-centred Christianity, and for a gospel certain that all is of grace, was widely received.

Without editing, the issues from September 1955 to August 1959 are here reprinted. This volume is not so much an historical document as a challenge for a reformation and revival that is no less urgent today.

 

Table of Contents Expand ↓

    Page
  Introduction by Iain H. Murray xi
  Introduction to 1961 Edition xvii
  ISSUE 1 – SEPTEMBER 1955  
  Editorial 2
  ‘Girt about with Truth’ – William Gurnall 8
  Martin Luther: Certainty in the Truth 11
  Salvation by Grace – Thomas Goodwin 13
  Ignoring the Analogies – Sidney Norton 17
  Observations on Romans 9 – John Calvin 18
  ISSUE 2 – FEBRUARY 1956  
  Editorial 22
  Former Generations Called to Witness 24
  The Great Awakening in Wales 35
  Scriptural Difficulties relating to the Doctrine of Election 42
  ISSUE 3 – OCTOBER 1956  
  Editorial 50
  Coming Events and Present Duties – J.C. Ryle 51
  Augustine, Bishop of Hippo 57
  The Doctrine of the Leaders of the English Reformation 61
  ‘When I Am Weak’ – Thomas Jones 70
  Search the Scriptures 72
  ISSUE 4 – FEBRUARY 1957  
  Editorial 78
  Puritan Evangelism – J.I. Packer 80
  Remembrancer of Daily Duties – John Love 89
  Robert Murray M’Cheyne 90
  Electing Love (Notes of a Sermon on John 15:16) – R.M.   M’Cheyne 98
  The Presentation of the Gospel and the Doctrines of Grace 99
  ISSUE 5 – APRIL 1957  
  Editorial 106
  John Elias 109
  A Plea for Zeal – Samuel Ward and William Jenkyn 119
  The Moral Inability of Man – John Elias 126
  John Knox and the Doctrine of Predestination 129
  For Whom Christ Died – C.H. Spurgeon 136
  Exposition of Isaiah 64 – C.H. Spurgeon 137
  Family Worship – Oliver Heywood 140
  Admonition to England – John Knox 144
  ISSUE 6 – MAY 1957  
  Hyper-Evangelism: ‘Another Gospel’, Though a Mighty Power – John   Kennedy 147
  The False Convert Detected – Thomas Shepard 168
  Truth’s Defenders Vindicated – John Kennedy 178
  ISSUE 7 – JUNE 1957  
  Editorial: Instruction of Children 182
  Christian Homes – A.W. Pink 183
  A Sermon for Parents – J.C. Ryle 186
  Scriptural Sunday Schools – Thomas Charles 208
  Two Sermons for Children:

The Two Bears; No More Tears – J.C. Ryle

209
  Parental Duties – Edward Payson 220
  ISSUE 8 – AUGUST 1957  
  Editorial: The Faithful Minister 231
  Importance of Seriousness to the Christian Minister – Daniel Dana 235
  Ministerial Study – J.W. Alexander 241
  The Character of a Complete Evangelical Pastor – John Flavel 246
  The Puritan View of the Ministry, and Its Relation to Church   Government 254
  Ministerial Boldness – William Gurnall 266
  Past and Present Ministers Compared – J.C. Ryle 267
  ISSUE 9 – NOVEMBER 1957  
  Editorial: The Publishing Programme 271
  Another Lily Gathered – R.M. M’Cheyne 272
  Selections from Watson’s Body of Divinity 279
  George Whitefield and His Ministry – J.C. Ryle 289
  George Burrowes on the Song of Solomon 297
  Book Reviews 302
  ISSUE 10 – FEBRUARY 1958  
  Editorial 307
  An Introduction to Jonathan Edwards 308
  Charles Hodge (1797-1878) 318
  Sayings of George Whitefield 324
  Thomas V. Moore on Zechariah 325
  The Written Ministry of A.W. Pink 328
  The Godhood of God – A.W. Pink 330
  ISSUE 11 – JUNE 1958  
  Advice on Reading – Richard Baxter 335
  Forerunners of the English Reformation 336
  The Free Offer of the Gospel 342
  Causes of Apostasy from the Gospel – John Owen 351
  ISSUE 12 – SEPTEMBER 1958  
  Britain’s Sole Preservative: An Outpouring of the Spirit – John   Brown 363
  Reflections on Revivals 365
  Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden – Thomas Manton 372
  Observations on Error – John Flavel 375
  The Reformation Conflict – Part 1 381
  ISSUE 13 – NOVEMBER 1958  
  The Reformation Conflict – Part 2 395
  Precepts for Ministerial Students – C.H. Spurgeon 402
  Thomas Charles of Bala 403
  Defective Evangelism – J.C. Ryle 412
  The March of Salvation: An Allegory – C.H. Spurgeon 415
  But When? – J.C. Ryle 420
  ISSUE 14 – FEBRUARY 1959  
  An Handful of Corn 423
  Book Reviews 425
  A Hundred Years Ago – 1: C.H. Spurgeon and the 1859 Revival 426
  Universal Gospel Invitations Consistent with Total Depravity and   Particular Redemption – John Bonar 433
  Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) 444
  ISSUE 15 – APRIL 1959  
  Faith’s Triumph 459
  A Hundred Years Ago – 2: The Death of John Angell James 461
  Ministerial Training in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 470
  Book Reviews 479
  Reform! – C.H. Spurgeon 484
  ISSUE 16 – AUGUST 1959  
  A Hundred Years Ago – 3: The Ministry of Brownlow North 487
  A Call to Reformation – J.G. Vos 496
  The Lord’s Jealousy against Backsliders Consistent with His   Unchanging Love – George Smeaton 501
  Book Notices 512
  A Lasting Peace – J.C. Ryle 516

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