The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes
Long Line of Godly Men Profiles
In a time of political turmoil and religious upheaval, Richard Sibbes sought to consistently apply the riches of Reformation theology to his hearers’ lives. He emphasized the security of God’s covenant, the call for assurance of salvation, and the place of the heart in the Christian life. In The Affectionate Theology of Richard Sibbes, Dr. Mark Dever gives readers a penetrating look into the life and theology of this fascinating figure.
Richard Sibbes was in many ways a man of his time, a time that saw the Church of England still recovering from the tumult of the Roman Catholic Queen Marh I and still adjusting to the peace under the Protestant monarchs Elizabeth I and James I.
Nevertheless, conflict remained over the shape and direction of the state religion. Parliament had reasserted the English monarch as head of the Anglican Church. It had mandated use of the Book of Common Prayer in church services. Ministers faced an important question: Would they refuse to conform to the new order? Or would they remain within the church and try to continue to reform it from the inside? What was the right thing to do?
About the Author
Dr. Mark Dever is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and president of 9Marks, an organization committed to assisting churches to carry out full biblical reformation. He is author of many books, including Twelve Challenges Churches Face and Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus.
The Long Line of Godly Men Profiles
A series of biographies conceived by Series Editor Steven J. Lawson, designed to introduce readers to significant Christian figures and to show how they used their particular spiritual gifts, personality, traits, or ministry abilities in serving God. The goal of the series is to set forth followers of Christ who are themselves worthy to be followed.
Other volumes in the set include:
- The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon
- The Daring Mission of William Tyndale
- The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield
- The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther
- The Expository Genius of John Calvin
- The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards
- The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts
- The Mighty Weakness of John Knox
- The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen
- The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones