In 1857, Charles Spurgeon—the most popular preacher in the Victorian world—promised his readers that he would publish his earliest sermons. For almost 160 years, these sermons have been lost to history. Beginning next January, B&H Academic will start releasing a multi-volume set that includes full-color reproductions, transcriptions, introductions, and editorial annotations. Written for scholars, pastors, and students alike, The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon will add approximately 10% more material to Spurgeon’s body of literature and will be the first critical edition of any of Spurgeon’s works.
Bible scholar and author John R. Kohlenberger III passed away on September 29, 2015. He was 64 years old.
John was both a visionary and a highly accomplished craftsman in the service of making Scripture more accessible to the academy, the person in the pew, and those who had not found their way to a pew. The well-conceived system of Bible concordances he built with Ed Goodrick provided the foundation for a large family of Bible reference products that have facilitated Bible study at all levels. He began this good work before the digital age, and it will only be enhanced and made more widely available as the digital age advances.
In the decade of the 1990s he worked with B&H Publishing Group as a typesetter of a student Bible and on the Holman Bible Atlas. He had an eye for the aesthetics of typesetting as well as a passion for accuracy.
When he first learned that he had advanced prostate cancer on September 27, 2002, he wrote to B&H with some questions about the availability of some editions of the One Minute Bible. His practice was to buy copies of this unique resource he had envisioned and designed in order to give them away—especially to those outside the church. He referred to this marvelous tool as “the world’s largest tract.”
Steve Bond is Editor for Bibles and Reference Books at B&H Publishing Group.
The following is a second excerpt from the recently released volume The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement by Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn, and Michael A. G. Haykin. In their chapter on “Baptists in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries,” the authors discuss “Key Trends, Threats, and Trajectories.” Below is their discussion of “Evolving Worship Styles.”
In the video interview below recorded at the 2014 Annual ETS Conference in San Diego, CA, authors Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn and Michael A. G. Haykin discuss their recently released volume, The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement.
The following is an excerpt from the recently released volume The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement by Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn, and Michael A. G. Haykin. In their introduction, the authors discuss the oft-debated question “What does it mean to be Baptist?” as a means of situating their volume within previous attempts at documenting Baptist history.
The following is an excerpt from David Croteau’s recently released volume, Urban Legends of the New Testament. In Chapter 13, Croteau discusses the perplexing account of Jesus sweating drops of blood in Luke 22:44. Included below is his discussion of the legendary teaching on the text, followed by a closer look at Luke 22:44 and several points of application. [Read more…]
The following is an excerpt from David Croteau’s recently released volume, Urban Legends of the New Testament. In his Introduction, Croteau defines and illustrates the nature of urban legends and briefly explains how such common misconceptions, or myths, also characterize interpretations of various biblical passages. [Read more…]