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Select Works of Jeremiah Burroughs (7 vols.)

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Ponder Scripture, apply it to everyday Christian living, and be encouraged in the process of healing church division with insights from Puritan preacher and English Independent, Jeremiah Burroughs.

Embroiled in complex times of division, nonconformity, and discord in the Church in England, the young Burroughs himself was suspended from the rectory in Norfolk due to nonconformity over a matter of conscience. But as demonstrated by his writings (and the motto on his study door: “Opinionum varietas et opinantium unitas non sunt hasustata”), he strove for unity in the body of Christ, believing that both varied and unified opinion were paradoxically not at odds. His works display deep conviction, love of the Bible, and belief in the Church’s mission.

With these collected works, you’ll find his most widely-read text, a study on Christian contentment, as well as expositions of the Beatitudes and Hebrews 11:25–26, compiled sermons, and two forward-looking works on church division—studies that examine not only the causes and evils of division, but also offer suggestions for healing and promoting unity.

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Key Features

  • Gathers a sampling of Puritan preacher Jeremiah Burroughs’ biblical exposition and practical insights
  • Includes Burroughs’ most famous work, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
  • Exposits the Beatitudes and Hebrews 11:25–26
  • Examines divisions among Christians and offers suggestions for promoting unity

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Individual Titles

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: W. Bentley
  • Publication Date: 1651
  • Pages: 163

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Originally published in 1648, Jeremiah Burroughs’ practical treatment of contentment is a rich treasury of wisdom on the subject. His most widely-read book, this enduring work is a study on the theological basis for Christian contentment that is also highly pragmatic. Burroughs defines contentment as “that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise, and fatherly disposal in every condition.” His exposition of this “frame of spirit” reminds readers that Christians are satisfied in having what God has made the object of their faith—Jesus Christ. He notes, “the object of [the Christian’s] faith is high enough to satisfy his soul, were it capable of a thousand times more than it is. Now if you may have the object of your faith you have enough to content your soul.”

The Saints Treasury

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: John Wright
  • Publication Date: 1654
  • Pages: 131

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The Saints Treasury brings together five sermons preached in the early 1640s by Jeremiah Burroughs, where he touches on essential topics of the Christian doctrine. Glean from this Puritan preacher and English Independent’s biblical exposition and practical wisdom with sermons “The Incomparable Excellency and Holiness of God” (Exodus 15:11), “Christ Is All in All” (Colossians 3:11), “The Glorious Enjoyment of Heavenly Things by Faith” (Hebrews 11:1), “The Natural Man’s Bondage to Law, and the Christian’s Liberty by the Gospel” (John 8:36), and “A Preparation for Judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Moses His Choice, with His Eye Fixed upon Heaven: Discovering the Happy Condition of a Self-Denying Heart

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: Thomas Eglesfield
  • Publication Date: 1650
  • Pages: 724

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This expansive volume is a treatise on Hebrews 11:25–26, in which Puritan preacher Jeremiah Burroughs expounds on the idea of a “self-denying heart,” discussing what that means for Christians. Burroughs’ exposition provides insights for living a life of holiness. He helps readers understand how to “walk as to draw others in love with their communion” and “live and die as becomes heirs of such a glorious estate” among other points.

The Saints’ Happiness

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: J. Nisbet & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1867
  • Pages: 264

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The Saints’ Happiness compiles Jeremiah Burroughs’ sermons on the Beatitudes. With sermons on each verse of Matthew 5:1–15, this volume is a thorough examination of Christ’s words, which aids readers in understanding and living these truths. Burroughs’ biblical exposition and insights for practical application make his text a classic study resource, packed with helpful guidance on this set of teachings.

Causes, Evils, and Cures of Heart and Church Divisions

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: Carlton & Phillips
  • Publication Date: 1855
  • Pages: 217

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Jeremiah Burroughs here speaks to a topic which the Puritan preacher and Independent knew much of—church division. He offers thoughtful examination of the roots and effects of division in the body of Christ, and a forward-looking approach that offers considerations and directions for healing the divisions. Burroughs’ study makes suggestions for greater unity, challenging the church to focus on moving ahead in its essential work.

Irenicum: To the Lovers of Truth and Peace

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: Robert Dawlman
  • Publication Date: 1653
  • Pages: 302

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In this text, Jeremiah Burroughs examines “heart divisions,” which he calls “the evil of our times,” as he seeks to heal divisions among believers. He provides insight for promoting unity among brothers and sisters as he looks at causes, consequences, and considerations of divisions, while making provision for differences in conscience, noting that “conscience is a tender thing, and must not be meddled with.”

The Difference between the Spots of the Godly and of the Wicked

  • Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
  • Publisher: Robert Dawlman
  • Publication Date: 1668
  • Pages: 116

This volume gathers four sermons by Jeremiah Burroughs preached in July of 1645, which center on Deuteronomy 32:5. At the center of this text Burroughs examines different carriage and behavior of “wicked men and godly men” regarding their sin, providing insights for Christian living and walking in holiness in light of God’s saving grace.

About Jeremiah Burroughs

Jeremiah Burroughs (c. 1600–1646) was an English Puritan minister, preacher, and writer. He was an Independent, who believed church and state should be separated, and the local congregations autonomous. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where he earned a Masters in 1624. Burroughs served as a pastoral assistant in Suffolk and rector in Norfolk, before being suspended for non-conformity regarding a matter of conscience. Burroughs then served as a teacher from 1638–1640 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, before returning to ministry in London from 1640 until his death.