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.

Church History Fest

 
In this coming week there are several opportunities in London to hear papers on figures in church history.
 
March 14 1 pm Evangelical Library.................. Edward Dering c1540-1576 .......... Norman Hopkins
March 18 7 pm Bethesda, Notting Hill Gate..... Benjamin Ingham 1712-1722 ........ Kevin Price
March 19 Day conference Wesley Chapel........ Asahel Nettleton 1783-1844 .......... Michael Haykin
........................................................................... Philip Doddridge 1702-1751 ......... Michael Haykin
........................................................................... Isaac Watts 1674-1678 .................. Michael Haykin
 
The lecture on Ingham is the Strict Baptist Historical Society Annual Lecture and the three Haykin lectures are for the Congregational Studies Conference.
 
 
 

2 comments:

Mostyn Roberts said...

Intrigued that all 'church history' today seems to be biographical studies.

Do Evangelicals do any other type of (dare one say 'real') history?

Mostyn Roberts

Gary Brady said...

You make a fair point. The advantage of the biography, of course, is that you know where to begin where to end and where to focus whereas otherwise all that is up or grabs. The Evangelical Library's experience is that when we do a historical subject (Old Princeton and may be Synod of Dordt) people are not so eager to be present.