Piety, Persecution and Ministry in the Writings of Hercules
While largely forgotten in modern times, Hercules Collins (1646/7-1702) was highly influential among the late 17th and early 18th century Calvinistic Baptists of London. Through a biographical sketch and 35 sample selections collected from Collinss writings, Michael A. G. Haykin and Steve Weaver introduce us to the vibrant spirituality of this colossal figure.
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By Michael A. G. Haykin & Steve Weaver
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Hercules Collins is one of the great figures from our Baptist heritage--a pastor who suffered much for the cause of Christ and left a great legacy for generations that followed. There is something especially compelling about the witness of a man who was oppressed and imprisoned for his faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. The witness of Hercules Collins as pastor, prisoner, and preacher is worthy of the closest attention in our own times. We are indebted to Michael Haykin and Steve Weaver for bringing Hercules Collins to life for a new generation.
R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
The secret of Collinss courage and strength lay in his relationship with the Lord Christ. The enormous contemporary value of reading his life and writings is not just in its exposition of his evangelistic methodology, and its indirect comments on todays broader theological scene, but in the inspiration it gives to the heart of each Christian for growth in grace and deeper spirituality.
About the authors
Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky & Research Professor of Irish Baptist College, Constituent College of Queens University Belfast, N. Ireland.
Steve Weaver is the pastor of West Broadway Baptist Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee.