Results for "biography":

What Was the First Study Bible in English?

Aug 07, 2015 | Justin Taylor


A short summary from historian Jane Dawson on the first English Bible to have introductions, notes, maps, and illustrations.

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What the Original Really Means: An Exegetical Parody

Jul 29, 2015 | Justin Taylor

A classic illustration from New Testament scholar Moisés Silva.

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Amazing Grace the Musical: Now on Broadway

Jul 10, 2015 | Justin Taylor

3 ways to save on a new musical running on Broadway.

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Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

Jun 15, 2015 | Justin Taylor


Elisabeth Elliot (née Howard; born December 21, 1926) died this morning (June 15, 2015) at the age of 88.

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World Magazine’s Books of the Year

Jun 12, 2015 | Justin Taylor


World Magazine shares their favorites (plus runner-ups) for four categories of books: (1) Fiction; (2) Accessible Theology; (3) Current Events/Public Affairs; (4) History/Biography.

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An Interview with Sam Storms and Leland Ryken on the Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer

Jun 08, 2015 | Justin Taylor

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Storms has written the best summary now available of Packer’s theology of spirituality, and Ryken has written the most up-to-date biography. I sit down with both men to talk about Packer and his importance.

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The Day Lincoln Was Shot: A Visual FAQ

Apr 13, 2015 | Justin Taylor


For the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination, I try to answer some frequently asked questions with lots of photographs and diagrams.

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Happy Saint Patrick

Mar 16, 2015 | Justin Taylor

A short intro to a man of God.

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Martin Marty on Why You Should Read a Non-Lutheran’s Book about Luther on the Christian Life

Feb 20, 2015 | Justin Taylor


One of the most prominent interpreters of American religion and culture explains why he hopes non-Lutherans will read Carl Trueman’s new book.

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A Theologian Wrestles with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ

Feb 14, 2015 | Justin Taylor


Todd Billings movingly introduces his new book on

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John Frame: 12 Questions to Ask When Viewing a Film

Feb 11, 2015 | Justin Taylor

Theologian John Frame suggests the sort of questions we should ask.

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An Interview with Thomas Kidd on George Whitefield

Dec 16, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A conversation with George Whitefield’s biographer as well celebrate the tercentenary of Whitefield’s birth.

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How Can Christian Historians Do History for Both the Academy and the Church?

Dec 05, 2014 | Justin Taylor

Is there an emerging consensus among historians toward a “bilingual” approach to historical presentations for the church and the academy?

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Should Christian Historians Appeal to Providence in Their Interpretations?

Dec 04, 2014 | Justin Taylor


How six Christian historians wrestle with the role of providence in academic history.

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An Interview with Karen Prior on Her New Biography of Hannah More

Nov 03, 2014 | Justin Taylor


Karen Swallow Prior’s new biography of Hannah More (1745-1833) is now available: Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014).

As Mark Noll explains:

Hannah More was an educational pioneer and a best-selling evangelical author of “cheap tracts” for England’s poor in the tumultuous years of the American and French Revolutions. As educator, writer, reformer, and public Christian she was much lauded, but also much lampooned, during her own lifetime. With careful research, balanced judgments, accessible prose, and unusual insight, Karen Swallow Prior’s biography shows clearly why Hannah More made such an important impact in her own age, and also why her life can speak in significant ways to readers today.

Dr. Prior, Professor of English at Liberty University, recently answered a few questions about Mrs. More and the new biography:

How did you first become interested in Hannah More?

I was researching another eighteenth century writer for my doctoral dissertation when I stumbled across Hannah More after a day of prayer and fasting over my floundering research efforts. I had never heard of her before, and neither had my dissertation chair. But I instantly knew that this was who I needed to write about in my dissertation. Once I convinced my dissertation chair of that, I did. When I finished, one of my academic advisors (a professed agnostic) urged me to write a biography of More for a general reading audience.

Eighteenth-century English society seems to be marked by a series of chasms separating people—socially, economically, religiously, and culturally. How …

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