Almost eighty years ago, in 1935, J. Gresham Machen sat down to give a series of radio talks on Christ; six years later, C.S. Lewis did something similar for the BBC. Lewis’ talks became Mere Christianity; Machen’s have become a new book from Westminster Seminary Press, The Person of Jesus.
If you are unfamiliar with Machen, The Person of Jesus is the perfect introduction. Machen’s words are simple, saturated with Scripture, and profoundly doctrinal; they are what you might expect from a profound thinker speaking to a radio audience with the goal of being soundly Christian and well-understood.
If you are unfamiliar with Machen’s fight against 1930s Protestant Liberalism, The Person of Jesus will show you exactly which points of theology Machen fought to defend. Machen simply answers the questions: who is Jesus Christ, and what did he do?
Praise for The Person of Jesus:
When I was in seminary I discovered these radio addresses by J. Gresham Machen in which he offered a highly accessible and popular presentation of Christian doctrine, and Reformed doctrine at that…Their arguments and illustrations have strongly influenced my preaching.
The Person of Jesus is Machen’s reminder to the church of who we are: a reminder we needed then, and that we need still. In these lectures, the mists of mysticism melt away, and the simple, elegant, profound truths of the Bible appear.
He was a man who transcended his times…Machen is always worth reading.
In J. Gresham Machen, God gave the church an inimitable champion of biblical orthodoxy and gospel clarity. This book will show you why Machen is one of American evangelicalism’s most important 20th–century thinkers.
J. Gresham Machen was one of the best thinkers and writers among Reformed theologians before his untimely death on New Year’s Day of 1937….Machen’s writing is always crisp and clear, without any compromise of cogent argument….When Machen finishes dealing with an unbelieving argument, I always feel that there is nothing more to be said on the unbelieving side.
As we near the Lenten season, Machen’s musings on the person and work of Christ will make a timely and profitable read for you and yours. The Person of Jesus is only available from our friends at Westminster Theological Bookstore.
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THE PERSON OF JESUS: RADIO ADDRESSES ON THE DEITY OF THE SAVIOR