Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The John Newton Project


I have recently received information about an exciting new work in Britain, The John Newton Project. The Project is in the process of making available on their site the complete works of Newton, including previously unpublished material. What a resource that will be! Their objective, however, is not merely historical. Their mission statement is:

The Project has as its objective the transformation of society through faith in Jesus Christ, using the life and works of John Newton as one great example.

Yes! This is the purpose of historical study- to see how God used servants in the past so that we might be better prepared to serve God today.

The Board of Reference for the project includes Timothy George, John Piper, J. I. Packer, John Stott among others. This is an exciting project and one to watch.

7 comments:

Joel Maners said...

I did a little research on Newton a while back. I was surprised that there was a museum dedicated to him and William Cowper. You can read more aout it here:

http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/cnm/index.html

Steve Weaver said...

Great news! Thanks for the information.

Joel, Thanks for the info on the museum. It looks interesting.

Ray Van Neste said...

Joel,
Thanks for the link for the museum!

Nathan Finn said...

This sounds like an outstanding project; thanks for the heads-up.

joethorn.net said...

This sounds excellent. I have been really blessed reading Watts, and even pointed to one of his letters just over a year ago at my blog.

AspiringTheologian said...

I hear they are doing a similar thing to all of the works of Jonathan Edwards:

http://edwards.yale.edu/archive/

It is an XML-based, fully-searchable, thematically, scripturally, and chronologically tagged interface in which anyone can explore the entirety of Edwards’ written thoughts.

Sounds very good. I have not yet registered to use the site but I plan on it.

Just thought you all might like to know about it...

In Christ,
A. Shepherd
The Aspiring Theologian

Ray Van Neste said...

Thanks for the link Shep!