Great Sins of the Church

written by Dr. Joe Thomas, Assistant Professor of Church History I was recently asked to speak about the “Great Sins” of the church in history. What are we to make, as Christians, of the crusades, southern slavery, and the impotency of the German church during the Nazi era, to name just a few of the…

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Jonathan Edwards, Continued

Written by Dr. Bob Smart, adjunct faculty Urbana Theological Seminary Preceding the Great Awakening was a general cry or plea for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When that generation’s prayer appeared to be answered, many questioned why there was a mixture of fanaticism accompanying such a mighty effusion of the Spirit of God. Since…

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Jonathan Edwards

written by Dr. Bob Smart, adjunct faculty Urbana Theological Seminary Christian history is replete with landmark theological debates: Valentinus and Irenaeus, Pelagius and Augustine, Erasmus and Luther. Dr. Kenneth Minkema, general editor of the Yale edition of Edwards’s Works, states that this book offers “the first sustained effort devoted to considering the points of debate…

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