For anyone who loves history or theology, I recommend Ligonier's teaching series, A Survey of Church History. W. Robert Godrey is the teacher, and he's fabulous! The series has six parts.
The fourth part covers roughly two hundred years: 1600-1800. This is an exciting period of history, not just church history. It is a time of exploring, conquering and claiming new lands--like America.
The messages are:
- Continuing the Reformation
- Scholastic Theology
- Puritan Piety
- Puritan Politics
- Puritan Worship and Eschatology
- Puritan Views of Assurance and Conversion
- The Puritans in New England
- The Englightenment
- Wesley and Whitefield
- The Great Awakening
- Jonathan Edwards
- Political Revolutions
I really loved this series. Perhaps not all messages were equally gush-worthy. I think my three favorite messages were Wesley & Whitefield, The Great Awakening, and Jonathan Edwards. I found it reassuring that Godfrey finds Jonathan Edwards a difficult read. And how he'd recommend John Calvin over Jonathan Edwards any day. I probably would have appreciated even more time spent on Whitefield.
I really can't recommend this series enough. Godfrey is a DELIGHT and then some.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible