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Select Works of Samuel Rutherford (3 vols.)
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Select Works of Samuel Rutherford (3 vols.)

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Robert Brown, House of Commons, John Field 1643–1655

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Overview

Samuel Rutherford was a seventeenth century Reformed theologian and Scottish Presbyterian minister. His controversial views on government earned him admiration from some and charges of treason from others. In this collection, Rutherford’s characteristic forthrightness and practicality shine through as he tackles issues of the covenant of grace and the governing of the church and the world. His works also bring insight into the Reformed theology of his day.

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Key Features

  • Includes works from an influential early Scottish reformer
  • Provides key insights into thoughts on the church in the seventeenth century
  • Contains practical applications of Scripture for government that are still relevant today

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Covenant of Life Opened

  • Author: Samuel Rutherford
  • Publisher: Andro Anderson
  • Publication Date: 1654
  • Pages: 368

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In this volume, Samuel Rutherford puts forth a practical treatise on the covenant of works and the covenant of grace. He explains how the work of Christ applies the covenant promises to the faithful by looking at the parallels between Adam and Jesus, the nature of baptism, the relationship between faith and works, and more.

The Divine Right of Church Government and Excommunication

  • Author: Samuel Rutherford
  • Publisher: John Field
  • Publication Date: 1646
  • Pages: 759

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In order to find out how the church ought to be governed, the best model to look at is Jesus himself. Drawing at length from Scripture, Samuel Rutherford argues that we must comply with Christ’s policies rather than expect him to comply with ours. Rutherford systematically tackles many opposing schools of thoughts such as that of Richard Hooker as well as formalism and the “papists.” This volume also includes Rutherford’s Treatise on Scandal.

A Sermon Preached to the Honourable House of Commons at their Late Solemn Fast

  • Author: Samuel Rutherford
  • Publisher: Richard Cotes
  • Publication Date: 1643
  • Pages: 64

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On January 31, 1643, Samuel Rutherford preached this sermon before the House of Commons. Using Daniel 6:26 as his starting point, Rutherford speaks of the kingship of God and how all worldly rulers are obligated to serve for the Lord.

About Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford (1600–1661) was a Scottish Presbyterian theologian and author. Politically active, he was often under controversy and was eventually exiled to Aberdeen. Once released, he served as a Scottish commissioner to the Westminster Assembly. Rutherford was a regent of humanity at Edinburgh University.