The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather

The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather Rick Kennedy Cotton Mather (1663-1728) was America’s most famous pastor and scholar at the beginning of the eighteenth century. People today generally associate him with the infamous Salem witch trials, but in this new biography Rick Kennedy tells a bigger story: Mather, he says, was…

Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat

Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat James D. Bratt This is the first full-scale English-language biography of the highly influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)—theologian, minister, politician, newspaper editor, educational innovator, Calvinist reformer, and prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905. The definitive biography of Abraham Kuyper, giant of Dutch Calvinism James…

Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America

Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America Barry Hankins Francis Schaeffer (1912–1984) was probably the single greatest intellectual influence on young evangelicals of the 1960s and ’70s. He was cultural critic, popular mentor, political activist, Christian apologist, founder of L’Abri, and the author of over twenty books and two important films. It is impossible…