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The Works of Richard Sibbes, vol. 2
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The Works of Richard Sibbes, vol. 2

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James Nichol, J. Nisbet & Co., W. Robertson 1862

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Volume two contains Sibbes’ writings explorations of the relationship between Christ and the church, beginning with the life of Christ and the Holy Spirit’s ongoing role in the ministry of the Church. The church, Sibbes shows, rests on God’s faithfulness and Christ’s work but is also obligated to fulfill Christ’s commission. He writes extensively on the metaphor of the church as Christ’s bride.

Volume two also includes a lengthy treatise on those who leave the church and later return, whom Sibbes artfully labels “returning backsliders.” He reminds readers—then and now—of the twin commands of love and punishment, as well as the scope of God’s grace and the nature of both public and private repentance with regard to those who have returned to the church. Sibbes’ treatise on the church concludes with a rich account of the feast—biblical notions of the feast, the feast at the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, and the feast of Christ’s Second Coming.

In the Logos edition, The Works of Richard Sibbes is completely searchable and more accessible than ever. Key theological terms link to dictionaries and encyclopedias, and Scripture references are linked to your Greek New Testament or your favorite English translations. The Works of Richard Sibbes will benefit pastors, theologians, laypeople, and anyone interested in Reformed theology in general and Puritan thought in particular.

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Key Features

  • Memoir of Richard Sibbes written by Rev. Alexander Balloch Grosart
  • Prefatory note at the beginning of each chapter

Praise for the Print Edition

Sibbes never wastes . . . time. He scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands.

C. H. Spurgeon

I shall never cease to be grateful to Richard Sibbes, who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. I found at that time that Richard Sibbes . . . was an unfailing remedy. His books The Bruised Reed and The Soul’s Conflict quieted, soothed, comforted, encouraged, and healed me.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The most brilliant and popular of all the utterances of the Puritan church.

—William Haller

A ‘soul of goodness’ informs every fiber and filament of his thinking . . . there is not a page without food for the spiritually hungry.

—Rev. Alexander Balloch Grosart

Product Details

  • Title: The Works of Richard Sibbes, vol. 2
  • Author: Richard Sibbes
  • Editor: Alexander Balloch Grosart
  • Publisher: James Nichol
  • Publication Date: 1862
  • Pages: 518

About Richard Sibbes

Richard Sibbes (1577–1635) entered St. John’s College at Cambridge in 1595 and was ordained in the Church of England in 1607. He received his BD in 1610. Sibbes lectured at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge beginning in 1611 and, in 1617, became a preacher at Gray’s Inn—then London’s most famous pulpit. He returned to Catherine Hall in 1626 and to Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge in 1623, though he never gave up his preaching at Gray’s Inn. Influence of Sibbes’ thought shows in the writings of John Cotton, Hugh Peters, Thomas Goodwin, John Preston, and countless others.

Among Sibbes%rsquo; last words: “I commend and bequeath my soul into the hands of my gracious Savior, who hath redeemed it with his most precious blood, and appears now in heaven to receive it.”

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