Nathan A. Finn

Historian, Theologian, Teacher, Preacher


Image courtesy of Kimberly Davidson Campbell

Image courtesy of Kimberly Davidson Campbell

Latest Announcements

June 20, 2016. I published a review of Christopher Ben Simpson’s book Modern Christian Theology (T&T Clark, 2016) for Books at a Glance.

June 10, 2016: I published a blog post titled “4 Reflections on ‘The SBC and the 21st Century‘” at Midwestern Seminary’s For the Church website.

June 1, 2016: I’m thrilled to announce that 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. You can purchase a copy at the de Gruyter website. The book will be available in the USA next month.

May 16, 2016: Books at a Glance published a review of my recent book History: A Student’s Guide. You can read the review at the Books at a Glance website.

Latest Blog Posts and Internet Essays

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

Baptists and the Benedict Option in American Babylon,” Canon and Culture (March 22, 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 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.