The Classics of Reformed Spirituality series presents writings from theologians of the Dutch Further Reformation, a movement which paralleled the historical and spiritual development of English Puritanism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These works support the emphasis of the Further Reformation, or Nadere Reformatie, on a life of piety, and they also contribute significant biblical and historical insights to today’s Reformed church.
This series offers fresh translations of key writings from leaders such as Gisbertus Voetius, Johannes Hoornbeeck, and Wilhelmus à Brakel, making them accessible to the twenty-first century church. These writings from the Further Reformation in the Netherlands offer a balance of doctrine and piety, a mingling of theology and life that has seldom been equaled in the history of Christianity. Each book in this series will provide invaluable insights into a vibrant part of the Christian heritage.
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I am delighted that the Dutch Reformed Translation Society is at last making this material available in the English language. It is a landmark of our Reformed heritage, and it is rich food for the soul in this or any other age.
Many will surely welcome this new access to the Dutch authors whose strong writings put faith and certainty into generations of their fellow countrymen. By their closeness to Scripture and their concern for heart and head (heat and light) they remain of enduring value.
—Iain H. Murray, author, Puritan Hope
I am so pleased that these Dutch classics are now available to a wide audience. The writings of the Dutch Further Reformation—almost completely inaccessible until now to the English-speaking world—are a gold mine of spiritual wisdom.
—Richard J. Mouw, president, Fuller Theological Seminary
In the fine translations made available here, one sees the ecumenical nature of Reformed spirituality and the close relationship between the church and true believers. The sources of the Further Reformation deserve greater recognition. The heritage of Reformed Protestantism contains hidden treasures for which we in our modern era should be grateful and of which we could make use with profit.
—Willem van’t Spijker, professor, Theological University of Apeldoorn