Against the Trend: The Spirituality of William Kelly by Anne-Louise Critchlow,Graham Johnson

By Anne-Louise Critchlow,Graham Johnson

William Kelly (1821-1906) used to be even more than a Brethren theologian who was once a pace-setter of the reasonable particular Brethren stream, and in addition even more than an indiscriminate follower of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). He was once very hot not just in the Brethren but in addition via Christian leaders of different denominations. during this e-book Dr. Critchlow examines Kelly's vigorous and scholarly appraisal of the German "School of upper feedback" and his remark on a number of works of latest Anglican and non-conformist theologians. She argues that Kelly's exegesis used to be meticulous and scholarly and validated his realizing of the entire canon of Scripture. regardless of his ecclesiology, his theology was once nuanced and can't simply be stereotyped. As an expositor of the arguable themes, "the Atonement" and "the After-Life," he might be defined as a Biblical literalist, yet in his realizing of Biblical language and literary style and philosophy, he might be obvious as a conservative highbrow. whereas belonging to the evangelical tuition of concept, his theology exhibits itself to be even more complicated than a lot of his evangelical contemporaries and offers him hyperlinks with later Christian traditions. via his deep spirituality, Kelly can motivate the reader's personal religious aspirations.

"This very good examine is the 1st to take a whole view of William Kelly's theology. Anne-Louise Critchlow deftly indicates how Kelly engaged with, in addition to disputed, many of the mainstream theological advancements of his time. She succeeds brilliantly in finding Kelly in the highbrow milieu of his age, and in doing so offers a way more nuanced and complicated photograph of either Kelly and the Christian Brethren flow which he helped to guide for any such lengthy time."  
--Jeremy Gregory, Professor of the heritage of Christianity, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, school of Arts, The collage of Nottingham

"The worth of William Kelly's commentaries, specifically these at the New testomony, have lengthy been prized within the Plymouth Brethren. during this pioneering research of Kelly's theology and hermeneutic, Dr. Critchlow demonstrates his position in old theology as a Victorian conservative evangelical highbrow, but additionally succeeds admirably in displaying that Kelly's Trinitarian, Christocentric, affective mysticism is a source for modern international evangelicalism."
--Neil Dickson, Editor, Brethren old Review

"[Against the Trend] is a sympathetic but scholarly examine filling a niche within the historiography of the Brethren and creating a major contribution to, and figuring out of, the complexities of Brethren thought."
--Graham Johnson, taken from the foreword; Archivist, Manchester college Library

Anne-Louise Critchlow has been a instructor of English Literature and a whole time Christian group employee in France, North Africa, and Manchester, England, the place she now lives and works. She has researched into the poetry of W. B. Yeats and the heritage of the Algerian church, and her paintings on William Kelly led her to obtain a doctorate at Manchester college, England. She is married with 4 grownup children.

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Against the Trend: The Spirituality of William Kelly (1821-1906)

William Kelly (1821-1906) was once even more than a Brethren theologian who was once a pace-setter of the reasonable specific Brethren stream, and in addition even more than an indiscriminate follower of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). He used to be very popular not just in the Brethren but additionally by way of Christian leaders of alternative denominations.

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