Mark Dever on Richard Sibbes

Here is the link to Timmy Brister’s interveiw with Mark Dever on Richard Sibbes. Dever did his doctoral dissertaion on Sibbes (specifically titled, Richard Sibbes: Puritanism and Calvinism in Late Elizabethan and Early Stuart England). Its interesting that so many of the best theologians in the church today (Mark Dever, Sinclair Ferguson, Derek Thomas, Carl Trueman, Joseph Pipa, etc.) all did their doctoral studies in Puritan history or theology. We have much to learn from the writings of the 17th century Puritans today that the church has not wanted to learn due to the idea that the Puritans are not culturally relavent. In all my reading of the Puritans there is only a miniscule amount of their writings that are not relavent today. These were men who had fervent love to Christ and because of that they labored to expound and apply His word.

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