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By Anne-Louise Critchlow,Graham Johnson

William Kelly (1821-1906) used to be even more than a Brethren theologian who was once a pace-setter of the average unique Brethren stream, and likewise even more than an indiscriminate follower of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). He used to be extremely popular not just in the Brethren but in addition through Christian leaders of alternative denominations. during this e-book Dr. Critchlow examines Kelly's energetic and scholarly appraisal of the German "School of upper feedback" and his statement on quite a number works of up to date Anglican and non-conformist theologians. She argues that Kelly's exegesis used to be meticulous and scholarly and validated his realizing of the full canon of Scripture. regardless of his ecclesiology, his theology was once nuanced and can't simply be stereotyped. As an expositor of the arguable themes, "the Atonement" and "the After-Life," he may be defined as a Biblical literalist, yet in his figuring out of Biblical language and literary style and philosophy, he might be obvious as a conservative highbrow. whereas belonging to the evangelical institution of inspiration, his theology exhibits itself to be even more complicated than a lot of his evangelical contemporaries and provides him hyperlinks with later Christian traditions. via his deep spirituality, Kelly can motivate the reader's personal non secular aspirations.

"This first-class examine is the 1st to take an entire view of William Kelly's theology. Anne-Louise Critchlow deftly exhibits how Kelly engaged with, in addition to disputed, a few of the mainstream theological advancements of his time. She succeeds brilliantly in finding Kelly in the highbrow milieu of his age, and in doing so presents a way more nuanced and complicated photograph of either Kelly and the Christian Brethren flow which he helped to guide for one of these lengthy time."  
--Jeremy Gregory, Professor of the historical past of Christianity, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, college of Arts, The college of Nottingham

"The price of William Kelly's commentaries, specially these at the New testomony, have lengthy been prized within the Plymouth Brethren. during this pioneering research of Kelly's theology and hermeneutic, Dr. Critchlow demonstrates his position in ancient theology as a Victorian conservative evangelical highbrow, but in addition succeeds admirably in exhibiting that Kelly's Trinitarian, Christocentric, affective mysticism is a source for modern international evangelicalism."
--Neil Dickson, Editor, Brethren old Review

"[Against the Trend] is a sympathetic but scholarly examine filling a niche within the historiography of the Brethren and creating a major contribution to, and knowing of, the complexities of Brethren thought."
--Graham Johnson, taken from the foreword; Archivist, Manchester college Library

Anne-Louise Critchlow has been a instructor of English Literature and an entire time Christian group employee in France, North Africa, and Manchester, England, the place she now lives and works. She has researched into the poetry of W. B. Yeats and the background of the Algerian church, and her paintings on William Kelly led her to obtain a doctorate at Manchester college, England. She is married with 4 grownup children.

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