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The Works of William Laud (7 vols.)

by Laud, William

John Henry Parker 1847–1860

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Overview

Charles I appointed William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury in 1633. Thirteen years later, Parliament would execute Laud for treason. Throughout his career, Laud was known as a ceaseless worker who kept few friends. He endeared himself to few people, but his intelligence and administrative aptitude saw him meritoriously rise in the Church. He did not have the same trouble gaining enemies as he did friends—his devotion to the monarchy did little to improve his popularity. He was also devoted to tradition and strict liturgy and because of this, he was frequently criticized and under suspicion for being a papist. However, he was a principled man who would not bend his beliefs under pressure. His unbending personality eventually led to his execution in the heat of the English Civil War.

Generations later, when Laud’s work was removed from his tumultuous historical context, he became very popular among conservative churchmen. He is regarded as one of the great Caroline Divines—a group of theologians who ushered in a golden age of Anglican scholarship. John Henry Newman and members of the Oxford Movement saw him as a steadfast warrior for the Church. In his Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Newman described Laud’s work as “masterly.” These volumes contain thousands of pages of sermons, devotions, letters, and lectures, including Laud’s masterful Conference with Fisher the Jesuite.

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Key Features

  • Over 4,000 pages of William Laud’s work
  • Royalist perspective from the English Civil War
  • Complete collection of Laud’s sermons, devotions, lectures, letters, and miscellaneous works

Individual Titles

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 1: Sermons

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 287

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains seven sermons preached by William Laud.

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 2: Conference with Fisher

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1849
  • Pages: 534

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This volume contains William Laud’s Conference with Fisher.

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 3: Devotions, Diary, and History

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 482

This volume contains a summary of devotions, Laud’s diary, his marginal notes on Prynne’s Breviate, and part 1 of the history of his troubles and trial.

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 4: History of Troubles and Trial

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 544

This volume contains part 2 of the history of Laud’s troubles and trial.

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 5: History of His Chancellorship, Accounts of his Province

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 679

This volume contains Laud’s history of his chancellorship at Oxford and his accounts of province.

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 6: Sermons

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 776

This volume contains the letters and miscellaneous papers of William Laud.

The Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, William Laud, vol. 7: Sermons

  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1860
  • Pages: 740

This volume contains the letters of William Laud.

Product Details

  • Title: The Works of William Laud
  • Author: William Laud
  • Series: The Works of Archbishop Laud
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Volumes: 7
  • Pages: 4,042

About William Laud

William Laud (1573–1645) was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1633 until his execution in 1645. He was born into a merchant class family. He went to St. John’s College, Oxford, on scholarship and was ordained in 1601. He became Bishop of St. David’s in 1621, and was elected Chancellor of Oxford in 1630. In 1633 he was made Archbishop of Canterbury. In his leadership, he sought to increase the Church’s power as part of the state and enforced strict conformity across the Anglican communion. His anti-Puritan and conservative inclinations made him unpopular in a time when Puritan and Calvinist influence was ascendant. Laud’s uncompromising and unpopular policies eventually led to his conviction and execution for high treason a few years before parliament would take the head of the king himself.