Drinking with Calvin and Luther

Drinking with Calvin and Luther

by R. C. Sproul Jr. (Foreword)
Publisher: Oakdown Books
Trade Paperback, 215 pages
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Have a pint with the Puritans?

This is a history of alcohol in the church, "being a reflection upon past events involving various and sundry historical luminaries containing discussion of theological matters, sufficiently buttressed by all manner of worthy apologetics, accompanied by many humorous diversions, and helpfully supplemented with a careful study of the desirable qualities to be found in a host of fermented beverages."

Luther, Calvin and Zwingli—these men are better known for their theology than their taste in beer. Charles Wesley and George Whitefield—these men are known more for their witness than their wine.

Prepared to learn something new? In this completely revised and expanded version of his underground classic, Rev. Jim West takes you through centuries of Christian history, looking at the role alcohol played in the church during the Reformation, in the American colonies, into the time of Charles Spurgeon and beyond.

With humor and wit, West winds through time showing in generation after generation how God's saints have enjoyed his many good gifts in reverence, thankfulness and moderation.

Table of Contents:

Foreword by R.C. Sproul Jr.
Preface: Popping the Cork

Part 1: History

  1. Against Whiners & Winos
  2. Reformation & Drink
  3. Reformation & Drink
  4. Reformation & Drink, Part 2
  5. Drinking in Early America
  6. Wesleys, Whitefield, Spurgeon & Others

Part 2: Theology

  1. The Christology of Wine
  2. Scripture & Spirits
  3. "It's Only Nine O'Clock in the Morning!"
  4. Distilling the Reformation
  5. Making Your Decision

Part 3: Beer & Wine Guides

  1. Enjoying Beer
  2. Enjoying Wine
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