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Select Works of George Gillespie (3 vols.)



The Select Works of George Gillespie offers a glimpse into seventeenth-century Reformation politics from a fiery and influential Scottish theologian. A prominent member of the Westminster Assembly, Gillespie wrote many works. You’ll find a volume on the Reformed doctrine of Magistracy, warnings against dangers to the faith from the issues of his day, and concerns about groups of his contemporaries that he believed were damaging to the church. Students of history, theology, and political science will all enjoy this collection.

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For more works by George Gillespie, check out The Presbyterian’s Armoury (3 vols.).

Key Features

  • Presents the writings of a prominent seventeenth-century member of the Westminster Assembly
  • Treats Reformed doctrine
  • Offers insights into religious and political tensions of the seventeenth century

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Testimony-Bearing Exemplified

  • Author: George Gillespie
  • Publisher: Paisley
  • Publication Date: 1791
  • Pages: 500

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

This volume comprises a collection of statements from George Gillespie including:

  • “Gillespie against Association with Malignants together with the Causes of God’s Wrath, agreed upon by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, met at Edinburgh, October, 1651”
  • “The Informatory Vindication, to which is subjoined, a Collection of excellent Laws in favours of our Covenanted Reformation”
  • “A Declaration of the Assembly, July ult. 1648, concerning the present danger of Religion”
  • “A Seasonable Warning concerning the present imminent Dangers, and Duties relating thereto, by the Assembly, July 27, 1649”

This resource is missing pages 455 and 456.

An Usefull Case of Conscience Discussed and Resolved

  • Author: George Gillespie
  • Publisher: George Anderson
  • Publication Date: 1649
  • Pages: 29

In this volume, George Gillespie concerns himself with “Associations and confederacies with idolaters, infidels, hereticks, or any other known enemies of truth and Godlinesse.”

The Mystery of Magistracy Unvailed

  • Author: George Gillespie
  • Publisher: A. Anderson
  • Publication Date: 1708
  • Pages: 51

First published anonymously, George Gillespie’s The Mystery of Magistracy Unvailed treats the Reformed doctrine of Magistracy.

About George Gillespie

George Gillespie (1613–1648) was a Scottish theologian. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly, one of the four commissioners appointed by the Scottish Church. He wrote Aaron’s Rod Blossoming in defense of the high Presbyterian party.


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