Silent Witnesses

Lessons on theology, life, and the church from Christians of the past

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Weight 0.94 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 0.85 in
isbn

9781848712171

binding

Cloth-bound, ePub, Kindle (.mobi), Cloth-bound & Kindle, Cloth-bound & ePub

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

2013

Banner Pub Date

May 22, 2013

page-count

264

topic

Jesus Christ, Pastoral Theology/Pastoral Helps, Pastoral Biography, Historical Theology

Book Description

In this book Garry Williams writes about Christians of the past for Christians of the present. He describes both famous and less well-known figures and movements from church history, from the fourth century through to the twentieth: Augustine of Hippo, the Council of Chalcedon, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Nicholas Ridley, John Calvin, Anne Bradstreet, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, and John Laing.

As their lives are sketched and their writings expounded, they serve as silent witnesses to the essentials of the Christian Faith, to the challenges of Christian living, to the work of the pastor, and to the life of the church. At the end of the book, after their stories have been told, a final chapter makes the case for a Christian view of history itself.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Acknowledgements ix
To the Reader xi
On the Essentials
1 Prizing the Bible: William Tyndale (1494–1536) 3
2 Who is Jesus? The Council of Chalcedon (451) 17
3 The Cross and Its Caricatures: John Owen (1616–83) 31
4 The Infinite Love of the Dying Christ: Jonathan Edwards (1703–58) 43
5 The Grace of God: Augustine of Hippo (354–430) 61
6 Justified before God’s Throne: John Calvin (1509–64) 73
On the Christian Life
7 Loving God with All Your Heart: The Puritan Psychology 91
8 Trusting God in Trials: John Calvin 113
9 Identity and Loss on the Edge of the World: Anne Bradstreet (1612–72) 127
10 Working for Christ: John Laing (1879–1978) 141
Primarily for Pastors and Elders
11 Priorities for the Church: John Calvin 157
12 Preaching the God-Man: Chalcedon Revisited 181
13 Preaching the Word: Martin Luther (1483–1546) 189
14 Feasting with the Lord: Nicholas Ridley (c 1500–55) 205
Epilogue
15 Making the Case for Christian History 221
Bibliography 231

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