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Review

September 2021
Reviews > Book

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

I bought Dominion following its mention in Evangelical Times (‘Atheists in praise of Christianity’, August 2020). Its objective is ambitious: ‘to explain how we in the West came to be what we are, and to think in the way that we do’ (p.12). According to Tom Holland, what we in the West are is,…

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September 2021
Articles

When people thought differently

I’ve been mining the minute books of a Baptist Association celebrating its 150th anniversary. But I’ve regularly got side-tracked from its history. Often, I’ve found events common to all evangelicals as intriguing as those that affected the group I was studying. I’ve been fascinated by when they protested to government and why. Christians used…

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Historical

April 2021
Articles > Historical

‘The Best Friend in the Worst Time’: pandemics in church history

As historians look at history, they seek to discern the forces or people that have shaped the past. My own historical convictions have led me to focus on people as the main actors on the stage of history, not economic forces or ideologies per se. Yet there is definitely a place to evaluate the…

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October 2019
Articles > Biblical/theological

Archaeology backs up the Bible

Remember the time when ‘scholars’ claimed that the Bible is not reliable history? It was confidently asserted that biblical personalities and incidents were ‘mythological,’ created to set forth religious views of the ancient Hebrew people.  Well, folks, a new day has dawned.  We know now that the Bible is historically and scientifically accurate. There…

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Review

August 2019
Reviews > Book

Christ and the Law: Antinomianism and the Westminster Assembly

Drawing on newly available primary sources, this title contends that the initial concern of the Westminster Assembly (1643-53) was the growing influence of antinomianism: the belief that, in Christ, the people of God are not subject to the law of God. After tracing the development of this belief, Gamble recounts the Assembly’s interrogation of…

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October 2017
Articles > Youth Features

Reformation Timeline

If Methuselah died in 2017, he would have been born in 1048 and could have fought at the Battle of Hastings. He would have lived through the whole of the Reformation period and into the present day. Not being Methuselahs, it isn’t like that for us! For us, the Reformation began seven or eight…

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History of Evangelical Times

Historical

February 2017
Articles > Historical

History of Evangelical Times

Articles which are related to the history of the newspaper are linked below: The Evangelical Times timeline is here. The aims of the newspaper at the beginning are described here and here. Some of the changes in the appearance of the newspaper are shown here. A gallery of pictures from the 50th anniversary service. Evangelical…

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