Charles Simeon Around the World…Wide Web

We’ve been amazed at the response generated by the prepublication announcement of Charles Simeon’s Horae Homileticae 21-volume commentary series.

Based on the number of people who have blogged about this announcement, there’s clearly a strongfollowing for the writings of this Anglican clergyman. No doubt John Piper’s recent endorsement has also been instrumental in reviving interest in Simeon’s works.

Here’s a sampling of the buzz surrounding the Simeon prepub:

  • Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds drew attention to Simeon’s three-pronged test which he applied to every sermon: (1) Does it humble the sinner? (2) Does it exalt the Saviour? (3) Does it promote holiness?
  • Phil Johnson at TeamPyropoints out that C.H. Spurgeon read and quoted Charles Simeon. Phil also recommends pre-ordering Simeon’s commentary over spending money on Pyro swag, which is high praise, indeed.
  • In a post from 2006, Mark Lauterbach of GospelDrivenLifesuggests that a particular conversation betweenCharles Simeon (a moderate Calvinist) and John Wesley (a moderate Arminian) could teach today’s Christian bloggers a thing or two about how to conduct doctrinal discussions. This story is also recounted at the Pyromaniacs blog.
  • Adrian Warnock, blogger extraordinaire,gave us the original tipabout the eBay auction of Simeon’s commentary set and encouraged us to offer it as a prepublication. Read the post the started it all, Adrian’s further reflections on Simeon, and his reprint of the Logos NewsWire email that introduced Simeon to many Logos customers for the first time.

If you haven’t already done so…check out the description of this commentary set, sample some page scans, and place your pre-order to take advantage of the hefty prepublication discount!

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6 Responses to “Charles Simeon Around the World…Wide Web”

  1. Mike February 21, 2007 at 8:08 am #

    This is fantastic – I am so happy that Logos is making access to timeless works like this possible.
    BTW – I think it’s ‘Justin’ at Between Two Worlds.

  2. Daniel Foster February 21, 2007 at 10:24 am #

    Thanks, Mike. You’re right.

  3. Mike February 21, 2007 at 4:43 pm #

    I think it would have been helpful if Lange’s commentary had been give this kind of promotion to get it into production…

  4. Ray Mills April 19, 2009 at 6:38 pm #

    When will the new international commentary series come out on CD-ROM software?

  5. Phil Gons April 22, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    As far as I know, we have no immediate plans to do the NICOT and the NICNT commentaries, though they are definitely high on our wish list. We’ll be sure to let you know if that changes.

  6. Rita Ward December 8, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    I absolutely adore this site! definitely going to have to put this on my blogroll.