Matthew Henry was born on 18 October 1662, not long after Black Bartholomew’s Day (24 August 1662), the date on which his father – in common with about 2000 other ministers of the gospel – was ejected from the Church of England for refusing to compromise his conscience by taking the Oath of Uniformity (binding those who took it to the prescribed forms of rite, ritual, administration of the ordinances, and prayers of the Church of England of its day). 350 years since his birth, what can we learn of his life and take from his legacy?
I try to answer this question exceedingly briefly at Reformation21. If you are interested in learning more, and will be in the London area on Monday 29 October at 1pm, I will be giving a lecture on Henry at the Evangelical Library. All are welcome.