David Clarkson is one of the most prominent Puritan ministers of the seventeenth century, contemporary of John Owen, and John Bunyan. He worked closely with Owen, pastoring Owen’s congregation after his death. He was known for combining sound doctrine with practical application. Clarkson’s sermons and various publications are included in this new three-volume set, as well as his famous work against Catholicism, The Practical Divinity of the Papists, in which he argues for the supremacy of Scripture. Themes of the Reformation and other Protestant thinkers run throughout Clarkson’s writing, establishing him among the Puritan fathers.
The Works of David Clarkson (3 Vols.) is a valuable contribution to any study of Puritan thinking. It will especially interest students, professors, and those wanting to know more about Puritan theology.
David Clarkson was born in 1622 in England. He attended Cambridge University and was a pastor for most of his career. Clarkson pastored with John Owen, becoming pastor after Owen's death in 1683. He died in 1686.