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J Gresham Machen

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Hardcover, 520 pages
Published December 31st 1987 by Banner of Truth
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Justin Andrusk
Jul 16, 2010 Justin Andrusk rated it really liked it
This was by far one of the best biographies that I have ever read. The walk through of Machen's beginnings along with the historical background of his family was very enjoyable. At first it sounded like it was just going to be a mushy Victorian age type of book, but once I got farther in the book that all changed. The way Stonehouse describes his heavenly patience with those actively seeking to destroy his name using any and all necessary tactics is truly wonderful.

I also enjoyed the details aro
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Erik Lee
Feb 04, 2013 Erik Lee rated it it was amazing
A colleague of the famed American theologian of the Old Princeton tradition, Ned B. Stonehouse remembers the life and mind of the founder of Westminster Seminary (East): J. Gresham Machen.

The fondness for the late colleague is detectable slightly in the introduction, but otherwise, with his scholarly acumen, Stonehouse employs objective approach to narrating the theologian.

This is a biography in the utmost modern sense of the term. It details his childhood, his unorthodox upbringing in the upp
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Ray
Jan 17, 2008 Ray rated it liked it
I can't believe this book has gone out of print. It is a nicely done biography by a close friend and colleague of Dr. Machen. Better still is D.G. Hart's bio. *Defending the Faith.*
Dr. Machen remains one of the greatest and most misunderstood theologians of the 20th century. Stonehouse's bio. is a good place to begin understanding why.
bird
Mar 15, 2013 bird rated it really liked it
Usually I detest most of my school reads, but this biography was wonderful. J Gresham Machen truly was a beautiful example of faith and God's love. He was a fighter through and through. Reading about his struggles and triumphs deeply encouraged me.

I only wish finals weren't taking up more of my time so I could give a more in-depth review of this book. It deserves it.
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Feb 03, 2012 Andrew Canavan rated it it was amazing
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Excellent biography of a stalwart - though not perfect - defender of the faith: a Mr. Valiant-for-Truth for the 20th Century.
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Look, the man, for all his virtues, was a schismatic. Get over your hero-worship.
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