New PDF release: Against the Trend: The Spirituality of William Kelly

By Anne-Louise Critchlow,Graham Johnson

ISBN-10: 1498297528

ISBN-13: 9781498297523

ISBN-10: 1498297544

ISBN-13: 9781498297547

William Kelly (1821-1906) was once even more than a Brethren theologian who used to be a pace-setter of the reasonable specific Brethren flow, and in addition even more than an indiscriminate follower of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). He was once very popular not just in the Brethren but additionally by means of Christian leaders of alternative denominations. during this booklet Dr. Critchlow examines Kelly's full of life and scholarly appraisal of the German "School of upper feedback" and his observation on more than a few works of latest Anglican and non-conformist theologians. She argues that Kelly's exegesis used to be meticulous and scholarly and confirmed his knowing of the complete canon of Scripture. regardless of his ecclesiology, his theology was once nuanced and can't simply be stereotyped. As an expositor of the debatable subject matters, "the Atonement" and "the After-Life," he should be defined as a Biblical literalist, yet in his realizing of Biblical language and literary style and philosophy, he could be noticeable as a conservative highbrow. whereas belonging to the evangelical college of idea, his theology indicates itself to be even more complicated than a lot of his evangelical contemporaries and offers him hyperlinks with later Christian traditions. via his deep spirituality, Kelly can encourage the reader's personal religious aspirations.

"This first-class examine is the 1st to take a whole view of William Kelly's theology. Anne-Louise Critchlow deftly indicates how Kelly engaged with, in addition to disputed, the various mainstream theological advancements of his time. She succeeds brilliantly in finding Kelly in the highbrow milieu of his age, and in doing so presents a way more nuanced and intricate photograph of either Kelly and the Christian Brethren circulate which he helped to guide for this kind of lengthy time."  
--Jeremy Gregory, Professor of the historical past of Christianity, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, college of Arts, The collage of Nottingham

"The price of William Kelly's commentaries, specially these at the New testomony, have lengthy been prized within the Plymouth Brethren. during this pioneering research of Kelly's theology and hermeneutic, Dr. Critchlow demonstrates his position in old theology as a Victorian conservative evangelical highbrow, but additionally succeeds admirably in displaying that Kelly's Trinitarian, Christocentric, affective mysticism is a source for modern worldwide evangelicalism."
--Neil Dickson, Editor, Brethren historic Review

"[Against the Trend] is a sympathetic but scholarly research filling a niche within the historiography of the Brethren and creating a major contribution to, and realizing of, the complexities of Brethren thought."
--Graham Johnson, taken from the foreword; Archivist, Manchester collage Library

Anne-Louise Critchlow has been a instructor of English Literature and a whole time Christian neighborhood employee in France, North Africa, and Manchester, England, the place she now lives and works. She has researched into the poetry of W. B. Yeats and the historical past of the Algerian church, and her paintings on William Kelly led her to obtain a doctorate at Manchester college, England. She is married with 4 grownup children.

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