Richard Sibbes articulated a covenant theology and a Reformed and biblical understanding of God which shaped Puritan thought in the seventeenth century and has influenced Reformed theology ever since. The Works of Richard Sibbes contains the theological treatises, sermons, and commentaries of one of Puritan England’s most influential theologians. As an inspiring preacher, Sibbes connected theology to experience and biblical reflection to firm piety. The Works of Richard Sibbes is provocative, but not polemical, and instructive, but not dogmatic. Sibbes’ careful connection between theology and experience spoke to a generation of persecuted Christians in England and set the tone for Reformed theological reflection in Reformation England and beyond.
Logos is pleased to offer The Works of Richard Sibbes—the seven volume academic standard published by James Nichol. Works such as The Bruised Reed, The Soul’s Conflict, and The Saint’s Safety are included in this collection, as well as Sibbes’ commentaries on 2 Corinthians and lengthy expositions on the Pauline epistles.
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The Works of Richard Sibbes will benefit pastors, theologians, laypersons, and anyone interested in Reformed theology in general and Puritan thought in particular.
Sibbes never wastes…time. He scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands.
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.
The most brilliant and popular of all the utterances of the Puritan church…
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
Richard Sibbes was born in 1577. He entered St. John’s College at Cambridge in 1595, and was ordained in the Church of England in 1607. He received his B.D. in 1610.
Sibbes lectured at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge beginning in 1611 and became a preacher at Gray’s Inn in 1617—London’s most famous pulpit at the time. He returned to Catherine Hall in 1626, and returned to Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge in 1623, although never gave up his preaching at Gray’s Inn. Influence of Sibbes’ thought can be found in the writings of John Cotton, Hugh Peters, Thomas Goodwin, and John Preston, among countless others.
Richard Sibbes died in 1635. Among his 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."