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Author: Alister McGrath,Thomas Manton
ISBN: 0891078320
Language: English
Pages: 368 pages
Category: Bible Study & Reference
Publisher: Crossway; First Thus edition (April 4, 1995)
Rating: 4.4
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THOMAS MANTON (1620–1677) played a prominent role in the Savoy Conference and the drafting of the .

THOMAS MANTON (1620–1677) played a prominent role in the Savoy Conference and the drafting of the Westminster Confession. He was pastor of a noted Puritan congregation in London but was later ejected from the official church for nonconformity, though he continued to preach wherever and whenever he had opportunity.

Alister Edgar McGrath FRSA (born 1953) is a Northern Irish theologian, priest, intellectual historian, scientist, Christian apologist, and public intellectual. He currently holds the Andreas Idreos Professorship in Science and Religion in the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and is Professor of Divinity at Gresham College.

Preacher and author Thomas Manton leads enlightening discussion on the book of James, the "Proverbs of the New .

Preacher and author Thomas Manton leads enlightening discussion on the book of James, the "Proverbs of the New Testament.

Crossway Books, 1995 - 365 sayfa

Crossway Books, 1995 - 365 sayfa.

Thomas Manton (1620-1677). I do not regard him as a writer of striking power and brilliancy, compared to some of his cotemporaries

Thomas Manton (1620-1677). I do not regard him as a writer of striking power and brilliancy, compared to some of his cotemporaries. He has a happy faculty of simplifying the point he handles. He never worries you with acres of long, ponderous, involved sentences, like Goodwin or Owen. His books, if not striking, are generally easy and pleasant reading, and destitute of anything harsh, cramped, obscure, and requiring a second glance to be understood.

James Thomas Manton (c. 1812 – 6 June 1899) was a surveyor and engineer in the young colony of South Australia and a pioneer of the Northern Territory. He may have been the first to propose the site of present-day Darwin for the Territory's principal settlement, Palmerston. Manton and his wife Caroline Manton, née Webb, (c. 1821 – 1 September 1915) arrived in South Australia from London in November 1849 aboard Bolton.

A Treatise of Self-denial by. Thomas Manton. Complete Works of Thomas Manton by.

For hundreds of years Christendom has been blessed with Bible commentaries written by great men of God highly respected for their godly walk and their insight into spiritual truth. The Crossway Classic Commentaries present the very best work on individual Bible books, carefully adapted for maximum understanding and usefulness for today's believers.

The epistle of James abounds with punch and clarity. Amazingly relevant and practical for our age, it continues to be a popular New Testament book for followers of Christ. Its themes, which include good works issuing out of genuine faith, equal treatment of the rich and poor, taming the tongue, heavenly wisdom, and patience in the midst of suffering, have brought great encouragement to God's people.

This enlightening commentary puts these important issues in perspective and reveals the full content of this noteworthy Bible book.

Comments (7)
I was hoping for a great study since J.I. Packer's name is on this as the Theological Editor. There is no problem with it theologically, but in my opinion, the questions are not very well thought out. Some questions were so simple that they need not be included. Others were off on a tangent and not in line with the lesson. There were several places that questions were repeated but worded differently which was somewhat frustrating. I would love to give this 5 stars to match my original enthusiasm, but unfortunately I cannot.
The study guide is detailed and really encourages reflection of James' teachings. Each bible study of the book has excerpts entitled 'Gospel Glimpses,', 'Whole- Bible Connections,' and 'Theological Soundings.' I find these excerpts to be helpful and informative because they relate the book of James to the bigger picture of what the Bible is about.
The study for James is well thought out and broken down. You get a 10 or so verse study each section.Very good for a facilitator running a bible study.Very good incite to the mind of Jesus's brother James.Study is more geared for medium level believers I think so fits most people who love our savior. Much more to James then I ever knew. I'm totally enjoying every good moment in this study.
The Sphinx of Driz
I had done a book study on James in the past and got a lot out of it. This book doesn't seem as practical, which is what I like about James. It is more theological and seems to repeat the same info/questions. It wasn't what I was hoping for.
I was really looking forward to this study, but found the question/answer sections to be quite canned and overly directive. My ideal study guide is one that allows for the reader to truly dig deep into the Scriptures and have space for spiritual and personal reflection. This study guide, on the other hand, directed readers toward one particular answer and limited the ability for contemplation. The author and editors would do well in further study guides to allow for more open-ended questions that allow for contemplation without seeking canned answers.
I have read several Crossway Classic Commentaries and found each of them to be very useful. The latest one covers the book of James and is written by Thomas Manton. Like others in this series, it is a classic. Personally, I have found James to be one of the most practical, yet difficult books in the New Testament to follow. James includes a litany of pragmatic guidance to Christians, some which almost seem to contradict key Protestant theological concepts - such as salvation by grace, alone. Martin Luther and several others have struggled to determine where the practical advise that James includes should be placed in relationship to other key Christian doctrines.

Given the fact that James contains only five chapters, this commentary is actually pretty long (over 350 pages). But, it is well worth the read since Thomas Manton explains in great detail his understanding of each chapter and verse. I learned a lot from this commentary and feel that I have a much better feel for the book of James. Although this commentary was written hundreds of years ago, the content is still very relevant. Modern believers, like myself, need to know what James means when he writes about controlling our tongue (words), and putting our faith into action.

If you are a Christian who would like to gain a much deeper grasp of the book of James, and the wisdom contained within it, then I highly recommend this commentary.
Ok - so I'm a nut about the Puritans. Manton's commentary give some insights I had never read or considered. Helps on read James as a "letter" and not just a "book." Well worth having in your library!!
Really good way to learn about the Bible!