The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy
Today the Church's hope in respect to her mission of discipling all nations is in eclipse. The world gives Christianity no future and evangelicals themselves doubt whether the cause of Christ can ever attain to a greater triumph before his...
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Today the Church's hope in respect to her mission of discipling all nations is in eclipse. The world gives Christianity no future and evangelicals themselves doubt whether the cause of Christ can ever attain to a greater triumph before his Second Advent. Must the prospects for succeeding generations be darker than those of today? Can we even expect any period of history to intervene before the Advent of Christ? How can readiness for Christ's coming be consistent with the belief that revivals are yet to be given to the Church? Such questions are brought to the fore in this book and the author, employing both exposition of Scripture and much historical and biographical material, sets out the case for believing that it is not 'orthodox' to indulge in gloom over the prospect for Christianity in the world.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Revival Christianity: England 1
2 Revival Christianity: Scotland 19
3 Unfulfilled Prophecy: The Development of the Hope 37
4 Apostolic Testimony: The Basis of the Hope 57
5 The Hope and Puritan Piety 85
6 The Eighteenth-Century Awakening: The Hope Revived 107
7 World Missions: The Hope Spreading 129
8 The Hope and Scotland's Missionaries 167
9 The Eclipse of the Hope 195
10 Christ's Second Coming: The Best Hope 219
11 The Prospect in History: Christ our Hope 233
Murray, born in Lancashire, England, was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham and entered the Christian ministry in 1955. He served as assistant to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminister Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently at Grove Chapel, London (1961-69) and St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney (1984-84), Although remaining a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia, he is founding trustee for Banner of Truth Trust.