Attempting to “untie some theological knots,” J. C. Ryle’s nineteen essays approach doctrinal controversies of the nineteenth century from an evangelical perspective. Written in Ryle’s customary direct, plain-language, and filled with insightful commentary, this volume is comprised of Ryle’s observations on baptism, regeneration, confessions, the Sabbath, and more. This is a key work for understanding the debates within the English Church after the Reformation.
J. C. Ryle (1816–1900) was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was a Craven Scholar. He was ordained in 1841, and became the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880. Ryle was a prolific writer his entire life, publishing dozens of bestsellers that were translated into many languages.