In this work, Nevin’s original text is preserved “while providing extensive introductions, annotations, and bibliography to orient the modern reader and facilitate further scholarship.” In a day when so many neglect sacramental theology, Nevin restores a Calvinian view of the Lord’s Supper, and provides a strong rebuke to the revivalism of the 19th century, and the undoing of this sacramental Reformational emphasis even in this century.
Peter Leithart writes about this book:
“Over a century ago, John Williamson Nevin planted an exotic seed in the ground of American Protestantism . . . [He] cultivated a high-church, liturgical and sacramental Protestantism that starkly contrasted with and sharply challenged the populist revivalism around him . . . By launching this excellent new edition of Nevin’s works, Brad Littlejohn and his colleagues give us hope that it is finally time for the dead seed to grow into a tree. May it bear much fruit.”