Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

10 Scots Christian Biographies

I am currently reading Iain Murray's new book A Scottish Christian Heritage and so was interested to see over at Highland Host there is a series that begins here - Free St. George's - on Scottish Christian biography. The ten are

1. John Knox
2. Richard Cameron
3. James Sharp
4. John Brown (Haddington)
5. Haldane Brothers
6. William Hanna
7. R M M'Cheyne
8. John Kennedy
9. 'Rabbi' Duncan
10. Principal Rainy

How blessed are the Scots in this respect. A Welsh list would be much more difficult to compile.

4 comments:

Reformed Renegade said...

Scottish Christian Heritage is a great book. I'm currently reading that as well. What do you think so far?

Gary Brady said...

I started with H Bonar - loved it (that CD sounds v interesting)and have read Know and half of Bruce. Cna you explain to me the point of 'Let tham say'. Is it as in 'Let tham say what they will'?

John said...

I imagine that the point of 'Let tham say' is to indicate Psalm 35:27 (AV), but wha kin say?

No Thomas Boston, though? Mr. Murray hasn't really got the hang of this biography lark yet, has he?

Gary Brady said...

Yes, Boston is a curious ommission. I'm sure it can be explained.