Results for "biography":

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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70 Years Ago Today: The Conversion of J. I. Packer

Oct 22, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A narration of how the great theologian came to faith as an awkward 18-year-old university student during his first year at Oxford.

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A Historian’s New Interpretive Study of Billy Graham and American Culture

Oct 10, 2014 | Justin Taylor


A historian of Christianity from Duke Divinity School pens a new book on “America’s pastor.”

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David Powlison: A Novel Every Christian Should Consider Reading

Aug 29, 2014 | Justin Taylor


Powlison explains that the author of this novel does not write as a Christian, but he can awaken within Christian readers things that stream in the direction of whole-souled worship.

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Whitefield and the Great Awakening: Two Things to Watch for This October

Aug 27, 2014 | Justin Taylor


To mark the 300th birthday of Whitefield later this year, there will be a conference and a new biography.

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Louis Zamperini (1917-2014)

Jul 03, 2014 | Justin Taylor

The Olympic hero turned POW turned believer in Jesus is now with the Lord. Here are the things to read and watch on this man who was rescued more than once.

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George Marsden Lecture: “Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-first Century”

May 14, 2014 | Justin Taylor

If George Marsden only had 45 minutes to talk about Jonathan Edwards, what would he say? He answers that in this lecture.

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The Fierce Urgency of Bonhoeffer’s Final Questions: In 5 Acts

May 07, 2014 | Justin Taylor

A lecture from a new and compelling biography of Bonhoeffer.

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