Barrett’s Book Notes: 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power and A History of the English Speaking Peoples

June 23, 2017Book Notes, Matthew Barrett

2,000 Years of Christ’s Power. By Nick Needham. Mentor/Christian Focus, 2016. There are many different “Church History” textbooks available to students. However, if I was to pick one set that I would recommend to the beginner student, it would be Nick Needham’s four volumes, 2,000 Years of Christ’s Power. In my experience, few teachers and … Read More

Barrett’s Book Notes: Neo-Evangelicals, Luther, Aquinas, and more

January 23, 2017Book Notes, Matthew Barrett

Awakening the Evangelical Mind: An Intellectual History of the Neo-Evangelical Movement, by Owen Strachan Zondervan, 2015 If you want to understand Evangelicalism today then it is essential to know something about the neo-evangelical movement of the early twentieth-century and its key representatives. Doing so will only help the evangelical today identify that which sets him … Read More

Barrett’s Book Notes: New edition of the Homilies (Matthew Barrett)

November 22, 2016Book Notes

In our ongoing celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, our eyes naturally turn to Martin Luther and his German reform. But we should not forget that Luther’s writings were smuggled into England and became influential, moving countless reformers to a Protestant position on justification. While there are many who deserve mention, Thomas Cranmer … Read More

Review: A new introduction to Luther’s 95 Theses (Matthew Barrett)

October 26, 2016Book Notes, Matthew Barrett, Reviews

Timothy J. Wengert. Martin Luther’s 95 Theses with Introduction, Commentary, and Study Guide. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015. If you are unfamiliar with the events leading up to October 31, 1517, then Wengert’s brief introduction will prove to be a helpful and insightful guide. Wengert is a leading Luther scholar and the historical clarity and perceptivity … Read More