Lesslie Newbigin

The church could have escaped persecution by the Roman Empire if it had been content to be treated as a cultus privatus—one of the many forms of personal religion. But it was not. Its affirmation that “Jesus is Lord” implied a public, universal claim that was bound eventually to clash with the cultus publicus of the empire. The … Continue reading Lesslie Newbigin

Finney’s Revivalism

I am working on McLoughlin's 'Modern Revivalism - Charles G. Finney to Billy Graham'. As I am writing an essay on Charles G. Finney, referring to this book is inevitable. It is interesting to see some different views from McLoughlin in this book, compared to Iain H. Murray's excellent work - Revival and Revivalism. McLoughlin's … Continue reading Finney’s Revivalism