Simeon’s magnum opus, his Horae Homileticae, famously contains the three questions by which Simeon hoped all his preaching would be judged: ‘Does it uniformly tend to humble the sinner? To exalt the Saviour? To promote holiness?’
The copy in Oxford’s Bodleian library also contains this inscription:
‘To the Chancellor and Scholars at Oxford for the Bodleian Library. A present from the Author in the humble hope, and with earnest prayer to God, that his efforts to diffuse the knowledge of Christ with all the wonders of Redeeming Love may not be in vain. Ch. Simeon, King’s College Cambridge 1833’.
In the essays which follow you will find ample evidence to conclude that his hope was realised and his prayers answered with a resounding ‘yes’.
‘The essays in this little volume are a welcome addition to the steadily growing study of Simeon, his faith, his methods and his influence. That they should emerge from a conference in a small evangelical Anglican theological college on the other side of the world from Simeon’s most direct arena of activity is a further testimony to his influence.’
‘The contributors are David Furse-Roberts, Edward Loane , Grant Maple, David Pettett, Craig Schwarze and James Snare, with a preface by Mark Thompson.
Published January 2016: 100 pages
ISBN: 978 1 906327 38 5