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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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.