Hear ye, hear ye! Edwin and his wife Angela recently brought a new daughter into the world, on the 5th of January! (Well, let's be honest ... Angela did all the work.) Her name is Chloe and the latest news is that both she and her mother are doing well. This makes two for Edwin and Angela, who have another adorable daughter, Phoebe.
Grace and peace to you and your growing family, Edwin! We rejoice with you. Keep us informed about everyone's progress. (Read more about Edwin's research in his post on "John Owen and the Theology of the Atonement" in our "Meet the Conventicle's Contributors" section.)
Above: The future Dr. Tay in action at last year's Postgraduate Day Conference in St. Andrews, wowing everyone with his latest Owen discoveries.
Saturday, January 21, 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
On behalf of the Conventicle's contributors and Puritanophiles everywhere, I wanted to thank Phil Johnson for his very kind mention of our blog on his own, Pyromaniac, on 18th January. (Thanks also to Historia Ecclesiastica and What the Thunder Said.) It's only fair that I return the favor by providing a more thorough list of Phil's sites (does this guy work hard or what?):
- Phil's bio and homepage
- Charles Spurgeon would be proud: the Spurgeon Archive
- Phil's List of Bookmarks (links) - an excellent guide to theology on the web: good, bad and ugly
- The world-famous Hall of Church History (make sure you check out the full-size Floor Map)
- Phil's church, Grace Community, in Sun Valley, California (see this page for his involvement there)
- Phil is the Executive Director of Grace to You, the ministry of pastor/teacher John MacArthur
- Phil's essays and sermons
Posted by Chris Ross at 7:49 AM
Monday, January 16, 2006
For those interested and who have a little extra Christmas money, Solid Ground Christian Books (SGCB) is reprinting and re-typesetting The Complete Works of Thomas Manton (1620-1677).
Known to many for his excellent series of expositions on Psalm 119, Manton was one of the foremost Puritan leaders of the 17th century. In 1871 Bishop J. C. Ryle said of publication of the 19th century edition of Manton's works:
The publication of a complete and uniform edition of Manton's works is a great boon to the readers of English theology. Many of his best writings have been hitherto inaccessible to all who have not long purses and large libraries. The few who know him would gladly testify, I am sure, that Thomas Manton was one of the best authors of his day, and that his works richly deserve reprinting.
SGCB is offering a pre-publication special, which you can order from here.
Posted by John W. Tweeddale at 2:07 PM
The Reformation Commentary on Scripture (RCS) by IVP is a projected 27 volume set on the entire Bible that presents comments on every verse of Scripture by the Protestant Reformers. IVP has assembled an impressive list of scholars to serve as editors and advisors. The General Editor is Dr Timothy George and Associate General Editor is Dr Scott Manetsch. Among others on the Advisory Board are Dr Frank James, Dr John L. Thompson, Dr David Steinmetz, and our own Prof David Wright.
Look for this series to serve as an invaluable resource for those interested in Reformation studies and the history of biblical interpretation. However, good things come to those who are patient. The first projected volume is set for publication in 2009! Following, two-three volumes will be published per year until the project is complete.
This RCS will be similar to the excellent Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture edited by Dr Thomas Oden. A series devoted to the Church Fathers.
For more info on the RCS, check out the official IVP site here.
Posted by John W. Tweeddale at 12:04 PM