B&H Academic has launched the first of a 12-volume series of previously unpublished sermons by the famed British preacher Charles H. Spurgeon.
“The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon” series is being researched and edited by Christian T. George, assistant professor of historical theology and curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which hosted a luncheon for the launch at its Kansas City, Mo., campus.
The first volume includes a series introduction, an overview of Spurgeon’s life and times, 78 sermons he preached itinerantly and in his first pastorate at Waterbeach Chapel, and George’s analysis of the sermons. Each volume within the compilation will include full-color facsimiles, transcriptions, contextual and biographical introductions, and editorial annotations of sermons from Spurgeon’s earliest years in the pulpit.
The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon adds approximately 10 percent more material to Spurgeon’s complete body of literature, with the volumes being developed for scholars, pastors and students alike, according to B&H Academic, a publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
“It is a tremendous occasion to partner with B&H Academic and mark the launching of this vital series — The Lost Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon, which documents Spurgeon’s earliest sermons — on the campus of Midwestern Seminary,” President Jason Allen said. “God has shown immeasurable favor upon our institution over the past five years, and one of the greatest blessings has been through sending Christian George to serve on our faculty and curate our Spurgeon Library.
“As one of the foremost Spurgeon scholars, Dr. George has worked tirelessly researching and writing this volume…. I am certain that these efforts will pay enormous dividends in reaching the world for Christ,” Allen said at the Feb. 15 luncheon.
Jim Baird, vice president of B&H Academic, noted that the launch of the initial volume provided an opportunity to further the imprint’s relationship with Midwestern Seminary and to offer a practical resource that encourages Christian believers everywhere.
“This project represents years of hard work by Dr. Christian George and the beginning of a fruitful partnership…,” Baird said. “This partnership should serve to encourage and bless numerous church leaders and introduce new people to the depth and breadth of Charles Spurgeon’s ministry.”
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SOURCE: Baptist Press
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