Christian Literature

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by calvin4me, May 24, 2004.

  1. calvin4me

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    One thing that really saddens me is that I know so few people that have any desire to read the "classics". I know they may not appeal to everybody, but speaking for myself, I spend hours reading the sermons of Luther and the works of Calvin. How few people have read Calvin's Institutes! (I know not everybody is a "strict" calvinist, but I know that not everyone is a "strict" Arminian, either)
    Spurgeon wrote over 3,500 sermons, and I wished he had wrote 35,000!
    Other authors I reccomend are: Arthur Pink,
    G. Cambell Morgan, Martin Loyd-Jones, Augustine, Thomas Boston, Steven Charnock, C.S. Lewis and Boice.

    I have 62 volumes of Watchman Nee, but I recommend him to those who are very familliar with the Scriptures -although I have read about 15 books of his, and have found nothing unorthodox in his writings, it is easy nonetheless to misuderstand him. I personally believe he was a genius.

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  2. Dr. Bob

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    Not a fan of Watchman Nee, but am of just about everyone else on your list!

    Big problem is Christians spending mega$$ on wide screen tvs, DVD's, cable and every other aspect of media -- then poor mouthing buying some very basic Christian literature that could enhance their spiritual growth tenfold.
     
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    As a seminary professor, what do you find unacceptable with Watchman Nee?
    I certainly do not agree with everything he says, and unless the reader has a tripartite view of man as body, soul and spirit, (as I personally do)a huge portion of his work becomes meaningless.
    Nevertheless, I think his emphasis on "walking by the spirit" is desperately needed these days.
    I know James Mongomery Boice held the tripartite view, and he was a calvinist.
    I personlly think Calvin was the best Christian writer of all.
    God bless. Thanks for writing me.
     
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    I am simply not a fan of the "deeper life" type movement that he espouses.

    (I, too, am a trichotomist and reformed)
     
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    Let's not forget Paul Bunyan (Pilgrim's Progress). [​IMG]
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Don't know how many times I've heard that joke, some from folks who didn't know to put a smiley face on it!! [​IMG]

    Now, don't burn me at the steak (pun intended) but I actually like the tall tales of PAUL Bunyan better than the allegories of his cousin, JOHN Bunyan.
     

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