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A. J. Gordon: American Premillennialist
     

A. J. Gordon: American Premillennialist

by Scott M. Gibson
 

This is a biographical study which surveys the life and career of Boston Baptist Adoniram Judson Gordon (1836-1895) and examines pre-millennialism as his motivation and source of his theological understanding. The study examines a moderate Calvinistic Baptist, tracing his theological development and analyzing his embrace of pre-millennialism and its substantial

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This is a biographical study which surveys the life and career of Boston Baptist Adoniram Judson Gordon (1836-1895) and examines pre-millennialism as his motivation and source of his theological understanding. The study examines a moderate Calvinistic Baptist, tracing his theological development and analyzing his embrace of pre-millennialism and its substantial impact on his pastorate, denominational work, relationships, and enterprises. Gordon's significant role in the shaping of late nineteenth-century North American Evangelical Protestant Christianity is demonstrated in this biography.

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Religious Studies Review
In short, Gibson has contributed an important building block to understanding American Protestantism in the late nineteenth century.
— William R. Glass
Biblical Viewpoint
American Premillennialist' is a superbly written account of Gordon's life, effectively evaluating Gordon's contribution in his own time and in the twentieth century.
— Robert Vincent
Religious Studies Review - William R. Glass
In short, Gibson has contributed an important building block to understanding American Protestantism in the late nineteenth century.
Biblical Viewpoint - Robert Vincent
'American Premillennialist' is a superbly written account of Gordon's life, effectively evaluating Gordon's contribution in his own time and in the twentieth century.
Booknews
This study examines the life and work of 19th century pastor A.J. Gordon, who "has significantly influenced evangelical Protestantism in North America and beyond" (from the introduction). Gibson (affiliation not cited) analyzes the connections between Gordon's theological position (Calvinism) and the social currents of his time. Coverage includes Gordon's education and ministry, his advocacy for missionaries and women preachers, his marriage, and the participation of Gordon and other premillennialists in social reform. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761819523
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Scott M. Gibson is Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Preaching and Ministry at Gordon-Convwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

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