Matthew Bingham, “Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Matthew Bingham, who teaches theology and church history at Oak Hill College, London, has written what must be one of the most startling accounts of religion in mid-seventeenth-century England. His new book, Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2019), argues against several centuries of historical... Read More
Matthew C. Godfrey, “The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents, Volume 7: September 1839–January 1841” (Church Historian’s Press, 2018)
Joseph Smith, the nineteenth-century American prophet who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can, at times, be considered an elusive historical figure. There were many forces that drove this man, along with the thousands of individuals who followed him, to create a flourishing religious movement that not... Read More
Adriaan C. Neele, “Before Jonathan Edwards: Sources of New England Theology” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Jonathan Edwards is by now widely recognised as America’s most important early philosopher and theologian. Much of the scholarship that exegetes his work is content to see it as something innovative, and closely linked to the emerging contexts of enlightenment. But how much did Edwards also depend upon earlier European... Read More
R. B. Jamieson, “Jesus’ Death and Heavenly Offering in Hebrews” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
When and where did Jesus offer himself to God? What role does Jesus’ death play in his high-priestly self-offering in heaven? Answering these questions are crucial for understanding the book of Hebrews rightly. Tune in as R. B. Jamieson answers those questions, as we talk about his recent book: Jesus’... Read More
Jeremy Black, “Britain and Europe: A Short History” (Hurst, 2019)
It was a pleasure, earlier today, to speak to Jeremy Black, professor of history at the University of Exeter, about his new book, Britain and Europe: A Short History (Hurst, 2018). Jeremy is one of the best-known and certainly the most prolific of British historians, and his new book demonstrates... Read More