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Stand Firm and Fight On! JC Ryle and the Future for Anglican Evangelicals from Church Society on Vimeo.

Stand Firm and Fight On!

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 6 Jan 2017

Lee Gatiss talks briefly about our new book, "Stand Firm and Fight On: JC Ryle and The Future for Anglican Evangelicals."

Stand Firm and Fight On: JC Ryle and the Future for Anglican Evangelicals is our latest book about the life and legacy of JC Ryle and its importance for today.

The book begins with an excellent introduction to Ryle as an evangelical Anglican, by Vaughan Roberts (Rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford and President of the Proclamation Trust). Dr Andrew Atherstone from Wycliffe Hall then examines Ryle’s evangelistic strategy and there’s also a chapter on his view of comprehensiveness in the Church of England by the late Peter Toon. Two outlines of Ryle’s life and ministry as a bishop in Liverpool (by Eric Russell, his biographer, and Oswald Clarke) are followed by Alan Munden’s fascinating explorations of Ryle as a tract-writer and as a premillennialist (something which is not often noted!).

This is a collection of chapters which have appeared over the last 150 years in our journal Churchman, and it is rounded-off with two chapters by Ryle himself, from the very first issues (which I have freshly edited with new notes).

So as Ryle himself said, “It may be that our numbers may be thinned, and many may desert our cause under the pressure of incessant official frowns, persecution, ridicule, and unpopularity. But come what may, I trust the Evangelical cause will always have a representative body in the Church of England, and a faithful remnant who can stand fire, and stand alone.”

“We have no cause for discouragement, despondency, or despair.”

“Then let us stand firm and fight on.”

Stand Firm and Fight On: JC Ryle and the Future for Anglican Evangelicals is available exclusively from the Church Society shop here.

Lee Gatiss is the Director of Church Society and editor of several books by and about JC Ryle.

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