Historiae ecclesiasticae collecta: a weekly roundup of blogs, articles, books, and more

By Dustin Bruce

Happy Birthday to Oliver Cromwell who was born April 25, 1599. Check out a former post by Michael Haykin on Cromwell, “Religious Freedom: Historical Highlights & Patterns. Part 1: The Puritans and Oliver Cromwell,” or his book, To Honour God: the spirituality of Oliver Cromwell.


  1. On Euangelion, Michael Bird posts a recent lecture by Diarmaid MacCulloch entitled, “What if Arianism Had Won?”
  2. David Murray lists “Top Ten Biographies of Men” and “Top Ten Biographies of Christian Women” on his blog, HeadHeartHand.org.
  3. On First Things, in a post entitled “What’s the Bible For?,” Peter Leithart interacts with a recent article by Mathew Levering on Augustine’s understanding of the Spirit as “love” and “gift.”
  4. Miles Mullins writes on the important concept of “Christian Humility? In Academia?” on The Anxious Bench.
  5. Also on The Anxious Bench, John Turner begins a series on the role of visions in the history of Christianity with “Eucharistic Visionaries.”
  6. On the Founders blog, Tom Nettles discusses Ann Judson’s conversion to Baptist principles in “Truth compelled us to be.”
  7. Paul Helm posts “The many dimensions of Calvinism – again” on his blog, Helm’s Deep.
  8. Fuller Center Jr. Fellow Ian Clary weighs in on a recent debate with “Fuller and the Atonement” on the City of God blog.
  9. The most recent edition of Themelios, associated with The Gospel Coalition, has dropped and includes an article by Collin Hansen, “Revival Defined and Defended: How the New Lights Tried and Failed to Use America’s First Religious Periodical to Quiet Critics and Quell Radicals” and another by Ryan Van Neste, “The Care of Souls: The Heart of the Reformation.” Also, check out the smattering of book reviews on History and Historical Theology.
  10. Finally, on the American Historical Association blog, Vanessa Varin offers advice we can all use in “Spring Cleaning: 5 Tips for Being a More Organized Historian.”

Recent Book Releases

  1. Kevin Belmonte, D.L. Moody - A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer. Moody.
  2. John Bowlin ed., The Kuyper Center Review, volume 4: Calvinism and Democracy, Eerdmans.
  3. Roger Williams, Bishop Lists: Formation of Apostolic Succession of Bishops in Ecclesiastical Crises, Gorgias Press.
  4. Paul Figueras, An Introduction to Early Christianity, Gorgias Press.
  5. David Bebbington, The Nonconformist Conscience (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 19), Routledge. Now in Kindle.
  6. Timothy Furry, Allegorizing History: The Venerable Bede, Figural Exegesis and Historical Theory, Timothy Clarke & Co.
  7. Justin S. Holcomb, Know the Heretics (KNOW Series), Zondervan.
  8. Justin S. Holcomb, Know the Creeds and Councils (KNOW Series), Zondervan.

From the Fuller Center

  1. Contributor Evan Burns highlights Fuller’s Edwardsean roots in “The Sum of All These Rewards.”
  2. Michael Haykin offers a rejoinder to Emir Caner’s recent post on SBC Today in “Andrew Fuller’s Calvinist soteriology: a brief response to Emir Caner.” Make sure and check out the comments.
  3. Michael Haykin also provides a “Reading Plan for the Latin Fathers (April-June 2014).”

What did I miss this week?  Share in the comments or on Twitter: @AFCBS or @dustinbruce.

Note: Inclusion of an article, book, or any other form of media on the Historiae ecclesiasticae collecta does not constitute a theological endorsement by the compiler, Michael Haykin, the Andrew Fuller Center or Southern Seminary.


Dustin Bruce lives in Louisville, KY where he is pursuing a PhD in Biblical Spirituality at Southern Seminary. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Southwestern Seminary. Dustin and his wife, Whitney, originally hail from Alabama.