Keller’s Formation: John Piper on C. S. Lewis and Jonathan Edwards
GospelboundJanuary 24, 2023
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Keller’s Formation: John Piper on C. S. Lewis and Jonathan Edwards

In his forthcoming book, Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation, Collin Hansen aims to add to our understanding of evangelical history in the second half of the 20th century into the early 21st century. Keller’s life spans and intersects with many of the most significant people, events, and trends within Christianity during the last 75 years.

The same can be said of John Piper, who along with Keller is a founding Council member of The Gospel Coalition. Piper is nearly five years older than Keller. Between them, they’ve studied in many of the most influential institutions of the post-war “new evangelicalism,” such as Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. They themselves have built several of the most influential institutions of the “new Calvinism,” such as Bethlehem College and Seminary, Desiring God, and The Gospel Coalition.

They share something else significant in common: both list Jonathan Edwards and C. S. Lewis among their top influences. In this special season of Gospelbound, we’re exploring, in depth, several key influences that appear in Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation

John Piper joins Collin Hansen on this episode of Gospelbound to discuss Edwards, Lewis, evangelical feminism, and the reception to his own expansive writing and teaching.