Stephen Nichols provides an introductory guide to the life and works of J. Gresham Machen in this insightful volume. Readers who are unfamiliar with Machen will find this an accessible gateway into Machen's vast writings. Nichols introduces and summarizes Machen's major works as well as some of his more pastoral writings. This third volume in Nichols's popular "guided-tour" series also includes 24 illustrations.
An introductory guide to the life and works of J. Gresham Machen. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. This is the third book in Stephen Nicholss popular guided-tour series and includes 24 illustrations.
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is also author of Jonathan Edwards: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought and Martin Luther: A Guided Tour of his Life and Thought.
Stephen Nichols has done a fine job of presenting an accessible introduction to the life and thought of J. Gresham Machen. Nichols offers lucid expositions and fresh interpretations based on his own research.
J. Gresham Machens writing was as clear as his arguments were persuasive. Nichols has accomplished the rare feat of making Machen even more accessible. For readers unfamiliar with Machen, this is the perfect appetizer to the feast of further study in Machens writings. For those more knowledgeable, this will be a reliable reference.
Nichols has provided an accessible gateway to conservative Presbyterianisms most stalwart defender in the tumultuous 1920s. His admiring portrait reminds us of Machens probing scholarship, his trenchant analysis of modernism, and his attempts to further the Christian world and life view in American culture.
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