Recently, I obtained a copy of Crawford Gribben’s new book Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America (Oxford: OUP, 2009). It is one of the most important books I have read in a while, and is definitely worth buying and digesting carefully.
In 1988, Scottish Baptist historian David Bebbington published an important work, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s. It is recognized as a central text in its field. In that book, Bebbington dates the beginning of Evangelicalism to the 1730s, the era of the commencement of the revival in Britain.
Posted by Prof. Renihan Sadly, hymnody is sometimes a controversial matter in churches. It shouldn’t be like this, but it is. For many advocates of contemporary worship, hymns are outdated and outmoded, a relic of years gone by.
An Annotated Bibliography of Important Reading and Study Materials Concerning Particular Baptists submitted by James M. Renihan Beddome, Benjamin. A Scriptural Exposition of the Baptist Catechism. Birmingham: Solid Ground Christian Books, 2006. A very useful doctrinal and practical exposition of the Baptist version of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Highly recommended.
Submitted by IRBS Fellow Dr. Crawford Gribben The early Irish Baptists Waterford, a harbour town on the southern coast of Ireland, is not a regular destination for visiting tourists. Its name is rarely associated with the grand stream of Irish church history. But concealed in this obscurity is one of the most important churches in […]
Today is a good day to consider these websites: Mission::Ireland I will build my Church in Ireland Stephen Murphy’s Blog Pray for the spread of the gospel in this beautiful island.
The Death-bed of an Irish puritan (Submitted by IRBS Fellow Dr. Crawford Gribben) John Murcot was a Presbyterian minister from Warwick who was called by Parliament to minister to emigrant puritans in Dublin in the 1650s. His devotedness to his calling and the spiritual welfare of his congregation earned enormous respect.