Category Archives: History

Book Write-Up: Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars

Jon D. Mikalson.  Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars.  Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. Herodotus was a fifth century B.C.E. historian, and he wrote about fifth century wars between the Greeks and the Persians.  … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Samuel Rutherford

Richard M. Hannula.  Samuel Rutherford.  Grand Rapids: EP Books, 2014. Samuel Rutherford was a seventeenth century Presbyterian minister in Scotland.  In Samuel Rutherford, which is part of the series Bitesize Biographies, Richard Hannula tells the story of Rutherford’s life, devotions, … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Political Speaking Justified

Teresa Feroli.  Political Speaking Justified: Women Prophets and the English Revolution.  Newark: University of Deleware Press, 2006. Political Speaking Justified is about women prophets in seventeenth century England.  During that time, James I ruled the country, his son Charles would … Continue reading

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Ramblings on a United Germany, the Armstrongs, and Bible Prophecy

It has been twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin wall!  I was a kid when that happened.  And, believe it or not, my family greeted the news with solemnity rather than joy. Why?  Because we were part of … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Roman Ideas of Deity

W. Warde Fowler.  Roman Ideas of Deity in the Last Century Before the Christian Era: Lectures Delivered in Oxford for the Oxford University Fund.  London: MacMillan and Co., 1914. I have been looking for books to read about ancient Roman … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Andrew Murray, Destined to Serve

Olea Nel.  Andrew Murray, Destined to Serve: A Biographical Novel.  Wamboin, Australia: Clairvaux House, 2014.  ISBN: 978-0-9925671-0-1.  See here to purchase the book. Andrew Murray was a renowned nineteenth century preacher and Christian author.  Andrew Murray, Destined to Serve is … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Foundation of Communion with God

Ryan M. McGraw, ed.  The Foundation of Communion with God: The Trinitarian Piety of John Owen.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. John Owen was a seventeenth century English Puritan.  Ryan M. McGraw’s Ph.D. work was about John Owen.  In … Continue reading

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