New Hugh Martin title, Christ Victorious

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  1. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritanboard Colporteur

    A new Hugh Martin release is always a reason to rejoice. We also just got back in his commentary on Jonah in the Geneva Series. Here is a blurb from Banner:

    "Death is often thought of as the inescapable terminus of life—something which, in the end, overpowers and conquers us. But in Christian theology, the death of Christ has central significance for our salvation. Christ died victoriously, conquering death and triumphing over his and our enemies. His death is our life.

    This glorious truth occupied a large place in the thinking of Scottish theologian Hugh Martin (1822–85). Martin is best known for his mind-stretching books such as The Atonementand The Shadow of Calvary, and for his insightful character study of Simon Peter. But there exists a significant corpus of largely forgotten shorter writings from his pen which major on the significance of the cross of Christ.

    This volume brings together a number of Martin’s sermons, essays and letters, many of which have not been published since the nineteenth century. Like his other titles, the pieces selected for this volume reveal an important theological thinker, one who is well able to guide his readers through various aspects of Christ’s atoning work. Yet Martin also writes with the heart of a pastor: his goal is always to lead his readers to a greater understanding of the truth, to a more complete trust in the Saviour, and to a more sincere worship of God.

    The contents of this book demonstrate the veracity of the late Professor John Murray’s assessment of Martin , that ‘his writings exhibit an unexcelled warmth and fervour. No one could scale greater heights of sanctified eloquence.’

    Our blessed Lord was not brought to death by him that had the power of death. Vanquishing and overthrowing Satan’s power, he went voluntarily to death. Christ did not meet death passively—with any one overpoweringly pressing death upon him as a doom which he could not evade—exercising over him the power of death. But he met death voluntarily, actively, by his own positive deed. This great truth has of late almost lapsed out of our theology, insomuch that not a few are quite conscious of the feeling of novelty and astonishment when it is vigorously put before their minds… All Gospel divine dealings with your soul for its salvation point first of all, and last of all, and throughout all, to Christ and him crucified. He deals with you, chiefest of all, exactly anent his crucifixion and his death. He will have you meet him and strike hands with him exactly here—at his Cross—or not at all."
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  2. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Robert, I will have to have a chat with your employer promoting the competition like that :lol:

    Seriously I recently became interested in the works of Hugh Martin after a recent promotion of his books by the Banner of Truth. I understand his book on the atonement (and his other works) are outstanding.

    By the way RHB and BOT are my very favourite publishers. I tell people, in this day of doctrinal confusion, if you want publishers that can be trusted, both BOT and RHB are two of the very best.
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