Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher


Image courtesy of Kristi McMurry Woody

Image courtesy of Kristi McMurry Woody

Latest Announcements

August 17, 2016: I published a “first person” for Baptist Press titled “Praise God for Pastoral ‘Stickers.'”

July 10, 2016: I preached a sermon from Psalm 96 titled “Worthy of Worship, Worthy of Witness” to my local church, the First Baptist Church of Jackson, TN. You can listen to the sermon at the FBC Jackson website.

June 1, 2016: Walter de Gruyter has published my critical edition of Andrew Fuller’s Strictures on Sandemanianism. This book marks the first entry in the 16-volume series The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller. I serve as a general editor for the series.

Latest Blog Posts and Internet Essays

Praise God for Pastoral ‘Stickers,'” Baptist Press (August 17, 2016)

4 Reflections on ‘The SBC and the 21st Century,'” For the Church (June 10, 2016)

Recent Publications


Andrew Fuller, Apologetic Works 5: Strictures on Sandemanianism, The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, vol. 9 (Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter, 2016). Edited work with an authored introduction.

History: A Student’s Guide, Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016).

The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Faith (Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2015). Co-authored with Tony Chute and Michael Haykin.

Articles, Essays, and Contributed Chapters

“Debating Baptist Identities: Description and Prescription in the American South,” in Mirrors and Microscopes: Historical Perceptions of Baptists, Studies in Baptist History and Thought, ed. C. Douglas Weaver, pp. 173–87. Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2015.

“John R. Rice, Billy Graham, and the Dilemma of Ecclesiastical Separation,” American Baptist Quarterly 33.2 (Summer 2014): 229–52. (Published December 2015)

“Contesting Contesting Catholicity: Some Conservative Reflections on Curtis Freeman’s Theology for ‘Other Baptists,’” Southeastern Theological Review 6.2 (Winter 2015): 151–70.

Book Reviews

Review of William M. Schweitzer and Joel Beeke, eds., Jonathan Edwards for the Church. Darlington, UK: Evangelical Press, 2015. For Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 20.1 (Spring 2016): 163–65.

Review of Christopher Ben Simpson, Modern Christian Theology. London: T&T Clark, 2016. For Books at a Glance.

Review of Donald S. Whitney, Finding God in Solitude: The Personal Piety of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and Its Influence on His Pastoral Ministry. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, 2014. For Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 9.1 (Spring 2016: 135–36).

Review of Douglas A. Sweeney, Edwards the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. For Themelios 41.1 (April 2016): 150–51.

Review of The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, vols. 12, eds. Ryan Andrew Newson and Andrew C. Wright. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014. For Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59.1 (March 2016): 215-20.

Review of Matthew Pinson, Arminian and Baptist: Explorations in a Theological Tradition. Nashville, TN: Randall House, 2015. For The Journal of Baptist Studies 8 (February 2016): 126–30.