Item description for J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought (Guardian Angel #3) by Stephen J. Nichols...
Overview An introductory guide to the life and works of J. Gresham Machen. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings. This is the third book in Stephen Nichols's popular "guided-tour" series and includes 24 illustrations.
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Studio: P & R Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
Series Guardian Angel
Series Number 3
ISBN 0875526209 ISBN13 9780875526201
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More About Stephen J. Nichols
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series and also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.
Eric T. Brandt (MA, Wheaton College) is an instructional designer and adjunct professor of church history at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. Eric and his wife, Megan, live in Lake Mary, Florida.
Stephen J. Nichols currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Stephen J. Nichols was born in 1970.
Reviews - What do customers think about J. Gresham Machen: A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought?
A wonderful introduction to Machen's life and thought Nov 24, 2006
As he did in his two other books of similar style--on Martin Luther and Jonathan Edwards--Stephen Nichols gives detailed, yet clear insight into one of the lesser-known figures of American Evangelicalism. Unlike Luther and Edwards, who lived in different time periods, J. Gresham Machen lived and taught closer to our modern era. He enjoyed playing football and attending baseball games, even skipping a class or two while at Princeton Seminary! But he was also very studious, and after spending a year studying in Germany became an associate professor at Princeton.
His study, particularly in the area of New Testament, enabled him to teach a generation of students the heart of the gospel and stand toe-to-toe with critical scholars who would denude it of its saving power. It was this latter stance that would eventually lead to his leaving the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. One of the more touching stories was his personal ministry to a Richard Hodges, an alcoholic who became a Christian, but who continued to struggle with his alcoholism for many years. Machen found him a place to stay away from the influence of old friends and funded his rent and other living expenses for nearly 20 years. And when Hodges died, he paid for the funeral.
What Nichols demonstrates from start to finish is the life of a man who lived the message of the Gospel to the fullest: He preached Jesus Christ and him crucified; taught that there can be no separation of doctrine and life; enjoyed walking in the mountains of Europe and desired that national parks and other natural resources be preserved for generations to come; engaged the culture of his day with the Christian message; and loved to entertain Princeton students on Saturday evenings with fruit and tobacco. [At that time only men attended the seminary.]
If you want to learn more about Machen, but don't know where to begin, pick up this book.