A Body of Practical Divinity

A Body of Practical Divinity

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John Gill (1697 -1771) was an English Baptist pastor, biblical scholar, and theologian who held to a firm Calvinistic soteriology. Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, he attended Kettering Grammar School where he mastered the Latin classics and learned Greek by age 11. He continued self-study in everything from logic to Hebrew, his love for the latter remaining throughout his life. In 1748, Gill was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of Aberdeen. He was a profound scholar and a prolific author. John Gill was the first major writing Baptist theologian, his work retaining influence into the 21st century. Gill's relationship with hyper-Calvinism in English Baptist life is a matter of debate. Peter Toon has argued that Gill was himself a hyper-Calvinist, which would make Gill the father of Baptist hyper-Calvinism.show more

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  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 21mm | 934g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514703467
  • 9781514703465

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