Item description for The Anxious Bench, Antichrist & the Sermon Catholic Unity by John Williamson Nevin...
Overview Nevin's Anxious Bench is a critique of the artificial methods revivalists, evangelists, and pastors have used since the mid-1800's to stimulate "conversions" in their moribund congregations and communities.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 5.87" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1579104290 ISBN13 9781579104290
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More About John Williamson Nevin
Phillip A. Ross has pastored churches in Berkeley, California; St. Louis, Missouri, Evansville, Indiana; Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; and Marietta, Ohio. Following his post-ordination conversion to biblical Christianity, he has labored for Gospel renewal through radio, music, counseling, and writing. Coming to see the counter productivity of his B.S in Philosophy, and his M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion, California, he repudiated his formal education, and reeducated himself in the historic traditions of Protestant Christianity. With more than twenty-five years of ministry leadership, Phil has both an understanding of and experience with the unique circumstances involved in ministry. He has particular understanding of and commitment to historic Reformed Christianity, and is the author of many books on biblical exposition.
John Williamson Nevin was born in 1803 and died in 1886.
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Nothing New Under the Sun Jun 2, 2002
Nevin's _Anxious Bench_ is a critique of the artificial methods revivalists, evangelists, and pastors were using in the mid-1800's to stimulate "conversions" in their moribund congregations and communities. With much insight, Nevin dissects both the rationale and practice of getting people onto the anxious bench. Anyone who has indured altar calls in fundamentalist churchs, listened to all 67 verses of "Just as I am", or remembers the phrase "Every head bowed and every eye closed" has a watered down taste of the what Nevin was addressing.
I was also struck by how appropriate his work was for the recent past. Almost every use of the the term "anxious bench" could have had the words "laughing revival" substituted and the meaning would not have changed.
I would have liked more exegesis from Nevin, but that was not the point of his work.