Matthew Henry

The Bible, Prayer, and Piety

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Paul Middleton, Matthew A. Collins
  • London: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , May
     304 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Three hundred years after his death, Matthew Henry (1662–1714) remains arguably the best known expositor of the Bible in English, due largely to his massive six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments. However, Henry's famous commentary is by no means the only expression of his engagement with the Scriptures. His many sermons and works on Christian piety - including the still popular Method for Prayer - are saturated with his peculiarly practical approach to the Bible.

To mark the tercentenary of Henry's death, Matthew A. Collins and Paul Middleton have brought together notable historians, theologians, and biblical scholars to celebrate his life and legacy. Representing the first serious examination of Henry's body of work and approach to the Bible, Matthew Henry: The Bible, Prayer, and Piety opens a scholarly conversation about the place of Matthew Henry in the eighteenth-century nonconformist movement, his contribution to the interpretation of the Bible, and his continued legacy in evangelical piety.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Paul Middleton is senior lecturer in New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Chester, UK.

Matthew A. Collins is senior lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Chester, UK.


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