As one of the most prominent Puritans of the seventeenth century, Robert Traill remains an inspiration for Christians today. This four-volume collection contains all the sermons, discourses, and letters of Traill, who wrote extensively despite being constantly persecuted by the Church of England for his controversial views. His writing is characterized by careful exposition and handling of Scripture, with exhortations to live a holy and faithful life.
The Works of Robert Traill is a welcome addition to any library and will enhance studies of the Puritan fathers, as well as the Christian life. This set is necessary for students, pastors, and those interested in discovering the rich spiritual heritage of the Puritan tradition.
Robert Traill was born in 1642. He became a clergyman and spent most of his career in hiding from the authorities. He was pronounced a rebel for his friendships with Puritan figures such as James Guthrie, as well as writing controversial theological material. After being condemned to burn at the stake, he escaped and went into hiding. Traill was caught once and sent to prison for three months. He was able to return to London and pastured there until his death in 1716.