Barton’s Bible Balancing Act

In A History of the Bible, John Barton seeks to demonstrate the diversity, greatness, and even incongruence of some of the Bible’s constituent parts with the faiths that appeal to them. Barton acknowledges this may be “an uncomfortable balancing act.”

Due Honor for John Jewel

Richard Hooker, whom Jewel had taught as a boy, wrote that his teacher was the “worthiest divine that Christendom hath bred for some hundreds of years.”

An Enormous Range of Sources

Although this study begins in 1533, special prayers for specific national concerns predated the 16th-century Reformation; a litany of medieval examples is easily found.

Caroline Divines for Today

The Caroline Divines positioned themselves as ardent practitioners of the Church of England’s liturgical order, spiritual discipline, canonical resources, and homiletic traditions.