May We Meet in the Heavenly World

by Lemuel Haynes     |     Book Summary


Author: Lemuel Haynes; Edited and Introduced by Thabiti Anyabwile
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Date: 2009
Pages: 128

Book Summary of May We Meet in the Heavenly World by Lemuel Haynes


The Puritans were considered to be both masterful theologians and giants of piety. Their writings have been hugely influential in shaping Reformed Theology since the 1600s. Among the Puritans, however, we know of few African American pastors and theologians.

Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833) was a black Puritan who was solidly Reformed, committed to biblical exegesis, and well-versed in Puritan writers like Jonathan Edwards and Andrew Fuller. Further, he was zealous for the spread of the gospel where he lived and served.

Being an indentured servant in the early days of America put Haynes face-to-face with the hideous evil of slavery. He was not a theologian arguing from some ivory tower echo chamber of political opinions. Rather, Haynes entered the political sphere and called other pastors and leaders to do the same. He considered it part of his role as a shepherd of Christ’s flock.

Haynes’ fervency and urgency were rooted in his sobriety about life and death. Haynes constantly pondered the nearness of death and the importance of being prepared at any moment to meet our Savior. This flavored his family worship, prayers, preaching, correspondence with other preachers, and his writing. It shaped his entire life and ministry.





May We Meet in the Heavenly World

by Lemuel Haynes

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Book Summary of May We Meet in the Heavenly World by Lemuel Haynes

AuthorLemuel Haynes; Edited and Introduced by Thabiti Anyabwile
PublisherReformation Heritage Books
Date2009
Pages128


Overview:

The Puritans were considered to be both masterful theologians and giants of piety. Their writings have been hugely influential in shaping Reformed Theology since the 1600s. Among the Puritans, however, we know of few African American pastors and theologians.

Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833) was a black Puritan who was solidly Reformed, committed to biblical exegesis, and well-versed in Puritan writers like Jonathan Edwards and Andrew Fuller. Further, he was zealous for the spread of the gospel where he lived and served.

Being an indentured servant in the early days of America put Haynes face-to-face with the hideous evil of slavery. He was not a theologian arguing from some ivory tower echo chamber of political opinions. Rather, Haynes entered the political sphere and called other pastors and leaders to do the same. He considered it part of his role as a shepherd of Christ’s flock.

Haynes’ fervency and urgency were rooted in his sobriety about life and death. Haynes constantly pondered the nearness of death and the importance of being prepared at any moment to meet our Savior. This flavored his family worship, prayers, preaching, correspondence with other preachers, and his writing. It shaped his entire life and ministry.




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