This collection of forty-eight sermons, most of which have not been previously published, discloses the integration of vocation and imagination in the work of one of the greatest of Free Church theologians, P. T. Forsyth. At a time of fragmentation, when theological study has become too much removed from the task of the preacher, Forsyth's work can remind us of the invigorating power of Christian doctrine interpreted and expounded in situations of pastoral and political exigency. Its capacity for the renewal of the church is evident again from this rich and timely anthology, compiled and introduced by Jason Goroncy.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Far from being a collection of cozy meditations, here are challenging, biblically rooted, theologically powerful, pastorally concerned essays and sermon notes by Britain's most stimulating theologian of the twentieth century. Church members will be energized; preachers will be prompted towards relevant exposition. This book is the product of much persistent burrowing by Jason Goroncy, whose substantial introduction is an exemplary piece of scholarship in its own right. We are greatly indebted to him." --Alan P. F. Sell, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
"Few modern theologians have displayed the combination of intellectual energy, rhetorical power, and pastoral commitment of P. T. Forsyth. In this valuable collection of Forsyth's sermons, many of them hitherto unpublished, we encounter a conviction too often absent in church and academy alike--that theology and preaching belong vitally together. In these striking examples of that vision, contemporary readers will find much to learn, challenge, and inspire." --Ivor J. Davidson, University of St. Andrews
P. T. Forsyth Jason Goroncy
Jason Goroncy is a pastor, theologian, and historian who teaches theology at Whitley College, University of Divinity, in Melbourne. He is author of Hallowed be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth (2013), and has edited Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P. T. Forsyth (Pickwick, 2013), and Tikkun Olam--To Mend the World: A Confluence of Theology and the Arts (Pickwick Publications, 2014). He also writes at "Per Crucem ad Lucem," a popular theology blog.