The Puritans are remembered for their vast expository on the Bible, their simplification of doctrine and worship, and their passionate preaching. This remarkable collection of classical sermons consists of practical as well as doctrinal discourses, preached by some of the most renowned Puritan ministers of the seventeenth century. Published between 1659 and 1689, over seventy preachers contributed to these historically important volumes, including such luminaries as Thomas Manton, Richard Baxter, John Howe,Mathew Poole,and John Owen. This extraordinary anthology is packed with solid Scriptural exegesis and profound spiritual insight.
Filled with the devotional spirit and energy that Puritan sermons were notorious for, the Puritan Sermons is a window into the English Reformation of the seventeenth century. Advocating their autonomy from Rome, these preachers were among the powerful political force that left the Church of England and condemned the practices of the Catholic Church. Although some of these sermons exude the contentious politics of the day, the sermons contained in these volumes symbolize the powerful and historically significant impact the Puritans had on Christianity and biblical exegesis. This volume contains over twenty-five distinguished sermons, and with Logos Bible Software, all of them are searchable and direct translations from Greek, Hebrew, and Latin are readily available.
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- Detailed index of the authors and the subjects of their sermons
- Comprehensive index of the Scriptures used in each sermon
- Notes and translations by James Nichols
- “What Spiritual Knowledge They Ought to Seek for That Desire to Be Saved, and By What Means They May Attain It," Edward Veal
- “Of Sabbath Satisfaction,” Thomas Case
- “How We May Hear the Word with Profit,” Thomas Senior
- “How We May Read the Scripture with Most Spiritual Profit,” Thomas Watson
- “How We May Make Melody in Our Hearts to God in Singing of Psalms,” Jon Wells
- “How Ought We to Improve Our Baptism?” Thomas Manton
- “By What Scriptural Rules Must Catechizing Be So Managed, As That It May Become Most Universally Profitable?” Thomas Lye
- “How May It Appear To Be Every Christian’s Indispensable Duty To Partake of the Lord’s Supper?” Thomas Wadsworth
- “A Religious Fast. The Duty Whereof Is Asserted, Described, Persuaded, in a Brief Exercise Upon—” Mathew Barker
- “How to Manage Secret Prayer, That It May Be Prevalent With God to the Comfort and Satisfaction of the Soul,” Samuel Lee
- “How May the Duty of Daily Family Prayer Best Managed for the Spiritual Benefit of Everyone in the Family?” Thomas Doolittle
- “What Are the Duties of Husbands and Wives toward Each Other?” Richard Steele
- “What Are the Duties of Parents and Children; and How Are They to Be Managed according to Scripture?” Richard Adams
- “Duties of Masters and Servants,” James Janeway
- “The Sinfulness and Cure of Thoughts,” Stephen Charnock
- “How Must We Govern Our Tongues?” Edward West
- “How May Detraction Be Best Prevented or Cured?” Mathew Poole
- “What Light Must Shine in Our Works?” Richard Baxter
- “What Is It to Do All We Do in the Name of Christ? And How May We Do So?” Henry Wilkinson
- “How We May Steer an Even Course Between Presumption and Despair,” Thomas Cole
- “How a Christian May Get Such a Faith That Is Not Only Saving, But Comfortable and Joyful at Present,” Christopher Fowler
- “How Christians May Learn in Every State to Be Content,” Thomas Jacombe
- “How to Bear Afflictions,” William Bates
- “How We May Bring Our Hearts to Bear Reproofs,” John Owen
- “Wherein Doth Appear the Blessedness of Forgiveness? And How It May Be Obtained,” Thomas Vincent
- “How We May Overcome Inordinate Love of Life and Fear of Death,” Matthew Sylvester
- “What Gifts of Grace Are Chiefly to be Exercised in order to An Actual Preparation for the Coming of Christ by Death and Judgment?” William Hook
Praise for the Print Edition
A most precious set, giving a magnificent cross-section of Puritan theology, at its practical, heart-warming best.
The best compilation of Puritan systematic theology ever written, but unfortunately is often overlooked in Puritan studies.
—Dr. Joel Beeke, Meet the Puritans: With a Guide To Modern Reprints
- Title: Puritan Sermons 1659–1689 in Six Volumes, vol. 2
- Publisher: James Nichols for Thomas Tegg
- Publication Date: 1844
- Pages: 692