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John Wesley (1703—1791) was an English evangelist and theologian, who ministered in Europe and America, and founder of Methodist denomination. Theologically, Wesley was Arminian and argued against the doctrines of Calvinism, like predestination. Common themes found in Wesley’s sermons and writings include the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ to all who believe, the witness of the Spirit, and sanctification. Many 21st-century Christians still read Wesley’s work.
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Matthew Henry (1662–714) was an English pastor and theologian. In his day, he was considered a non-conformist, which meant that he disagreed with some of the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic church. One of Henry’s lasting legacies is the bible commentary he wrote, which are known for their conservative theology and memorable explanations. Henry’s commentary is one of the most widely-used bible study resources on the internet. To learn more about Matthew Henry and his commentaries, please see the Best Bible Commentaries’ article, Matthew Henry Commentaries: Why People Love Them.
John Calvin (1509—1564) was a French pastor and theologian, founder of the Presbyterian denomination, and father theologically Reformed churches. Calvin was one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation and argued against certain Roman Catholic teachings in his sermon and writings. Besides his bible commentaries, Calvin’s theological perspective can be found in his classic work, The Institutes of the Christian Religion.
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Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
This classic KJV-based commentary is named after the three men who wrote it. Though it’s mostly known today as the Jamieson-Faucet-Brown commentary, it’s original title is Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. Robert Jamieson (1802–1880) was a pastor in Scotland. Andrew Fausset (1821–1910) was a pastor in England. David Brown (1803–1897) was a Free Church pastor also in Scotland, and professor of theology at Free Church College of the University of Aberdeen.
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Johann August Wilhelm Neander (1789 – 1850), was a German theologian and church historian. The conversion of Augustus Neander from Judaism to Christianity was the single most important event in his life, and had a large impact upon both himself and his writing.
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Fenton John Anthony Hort
Fenton John Anthony Hort FSA (1828–1892) was an Irish-born theologian and editor, with Brooke Foss Westcott of a critical edition of The New Testament in the Original Greek. In 1881 he published, with his friend Westcott, an edition of the text of the New Testament based on their text critical work.
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James Moffatt (1870–1944) was a Scottish theologian. Moffatt trained at the Free Church College, Glasgow, and was a practicing minister at the United Free Church in Dundonald in the early years of his career. He received the degree Doctor of Divinity from the University of St Andrews in April 1902. The Moffatt New Testament Commentary, based on his translation, has 17 volumes. The first volume was published in 1928, the final volume in 1949. The concordance of the complete Bible was first published in 1949.
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