RHB’s Newest TitlePosted: June 18, 2009
Reformation Heritage Books just got in Thabiti Anyabwile’s newest title, May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes. If you are looking for a small summer read, Thabiti’s (volume 7) of RHB’s Profiles in Reformed Spirituality Series may be what you are looking for.
Stephen Nichols said on Ref21,
“He has just published a great addition to Joel Beeke and Michael Haykin’s fine series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality. These are handy little paperbacks at a great price. But don’t let the size fool you. They’re packed.
Thabiti’s installment is May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes, fresh off the press at RHB. As a church history professor, I am greatly in Thabiti’s debt for this book. Move over dead white men, it’s time for some color. As a Christian trying to figure out what it means to be a faithful disciple, I am also indebted to Thabiti and to Lemuel Haynes for this book.
Haynes, who also pops up in Thabiti’s The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors, was a colonial New England slave, turned Revolutionary war soldier, turned pastor and theologian. He has been a forgotten voice. But that is changing. Make sure to add this to your own summer reading list. It’s in the warehouse today and ready to go.”
John Saillant, author of Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753–1833 said,
“This well chosen selection from Lemuel Haynes’s writings represents a significant part of the earliest African-American engagements with the Reformed theological tradition. In that tradition Haynes and his black contemporaries, both American and British, found a language of justice and inspiration that allowed them to criticize slavery and racial prejudice, and to offer a Christian vision of a free society. “May We Meet in the Heavenly World” can be recommended to students of Christian theology and of American history.”
Anthony Carter, author of On Being Black and Reformed said,
“I rejoice to know that God has given me friends and heroes like Lemuel Haynes and Thabiti Anyabwile. I love them both. I have learned much from them. In reading this volume, I am sure you will too. Enjoy.”