Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Monday, October 20, 2014

20 October 1802 A.D. Ernst W. Hengstenberg Born—German Lutheran Theologian

20 October 1802 A.D.  Ernst W. Hengstenberg Born—German Lutheran Theologian

Ernst W. Hengstenberg (1802 to 1869)


He took up a shield for the church.

Ernst W. Hengstenberg was born in Westphalia, Germany. Brought up in a rationalist atmosphere, he became a theologian and, after his views changed under Pietist influences, was an outspoken defender of evangelical Christianity against the rationalism of his day. He authored several important works in the field of Old Testament studies, the most significant being his four-volume Christology of the Old Testament, long in print.

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