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Knots Untied is J. C. Ryle's leading work in defense of the evangelicalism of the Church of England. When first published in 1874 it proved immensely popular, and by 1885 it was reprinted in a tenth edition. This classic volume covers the then current disputes regarding various points of religion within the Church of England, advocating and defending the evangelical position at every turn.
For seminarians, scholars, pastors, and lay readers seeking to understand more deeply the evangelical position, Knots Untied, unashamedly written from the standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman, sets forth a clear and compelling presentation of the evangelical position that, according to J.I. Packer, "is neither more nor less than New Testament Christianity."
'Show us anything plainly written in that Book, and, however trying to flesh and blood, we will receive it, believe it, and submit to it. Show us anything, as religion, which is contrary to that Book, and, however specious, plausible, beautiful, and apparently desirable, we will not have it at any price.Here is rock: all else is sand.' J. C. Ryle on the Bible as the only rule of faith and practice.
Number of Pages: 488
Vendor: Banner of Truth
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.75 X 5.60 X 1.25 (inches)|
Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A Fine Classic!February 18, 2017Jimmy ReaganLeesville, SCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Banner of Truth has brought most of J. C. Ryles works back into print. Though Mr. Ryle is from another century, his works still have something to say to our generation. Not only have they brought these works back into print, but they have done so with nice bindings and attractive covers that will make these works last for years. This title, Knots Untied, is made with the same design as several others that they print to make a beautiful collection. For the record, they have also recently published an outstanding biography as well as Mr. Ryles autobiography.
Mr. Ryle did not write this volume for scholars. You could tell that he aimed at regular Christians, and perhaps, even new Christians. Since almost everyone in his generation attended church, he did write with the assumption that people knew about the churches in England at least. Still, there is at once no superficiality and clear, accessible guidance.
Unlike some of his volumes, this is not a book of sermons. Or at least if they are, they are of the topical nature. He never wavers in loving Scripture, being conservative, and clearly and logically laying out his case.
A few of the chapters were not especially interesting to me as they were too tied to the Church of England. Im referring to things like the Thirty-Nine Articles and the chapter on prayer book statements about regeneration. In a few other chapters I did not completely agree with him, particularly on the mode of baptism, but dont let a few disagreements keep you away from this fine book.
And in so many other places he wrote the things we so badly need to hear today. I rejoice in the clarity of his teaching on there being only one way of salvation, or in the help he brings to the subject of private judgment. I assumed I would not like his chapter on the church, but found it a great encouragement. My favorite chapter of all was on the fallibility of ministers. It was the tonic needed in our days.
This is a fine book and I warmly recommend it.
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