John Gill was one of the most influential Baptist thinkers and pastors of his day, and all of his writings are contained in this massive 19 volume collection. Known for his expository works on all of Scripture and for compiling a practical book of theology for his congregation, he is most famous for his passionate defense of Calvinism and the sovereignty of God in all situations. In Sermons and Tracts, vol. 3, Gill includes his famous essays, The Doctrine of the Trinity Stated and Vindicated and A Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the Hebrew Language, Letters, Vowel-Points, and Accents.
Gill’s writings helped to define and encourage Reformed Baptist thinking in the 18th century. Considered to be the first major Baptist scholar, Gill continues to shape modern Calvinism. Although modern scholars debate about Gill’s role as the father of Baptist hyper-Calvinism, it cannot be denied that at the very least, he was a forerunner to that tradition. During his lifetime, Gill and his church backed the preaching and ministry of George Whitefield. His work represents not only essential eighteenth-century biblical scholarship, but a turning point in Reformed theology.
Gill’s commentaries are still widely used today by laity and pastors, being theologically sound and practical for daily study. Gill makes the Scripture accessible and applicable to the everyday reader, believing that sound doctrine impacts daily life. Containing over 12,000 pages, The Works of John Gill is an essential resource for any student of the Scriptures and of Reformed thinking. Perfect for the general reader, professors, and Bible scholars, these 19 volumes will enlighten, encourage, and stimulate thinking and application. Gill’s writings include everything from exposition, commentary, essays, and a biography to help aid understanding of this prominent man of faith and his works. The Logos edition makes study easy by linking with every Scripture reference to the Bibles in your library.
His doctrinal and practical writings will live, and be admired, and be a standing blessing to posterity, when their opposers are forgotten, or only remembered by the refutations he has given them. While true religion and sound learning have a single friend remaining [. . .], the works and name of Gill will be precious and revered.
For good, sound, massive, sober sense in commenting, who can excel Gill?
Taking its place among the truly famous theologies of this period, it deserves a niche in all representative collections of systems of theology. His mastery of ancient language and ancient writings, as well as of the Scriptures, is reflected not only in his theology but in his expositions.
—Professor John F. Walvoord, Dallas Theological Seminary
Seeing a need for knowledge of the Bible in his congregation, Gill wrote this comprehensive guide to practical doctrine. He begins with the very basics of faith, such as the existence of God, his nature, his characteristics, the Trinity, his involvement with humanity, and the person of Christ. Gill also covers creation, sin, corruption, and the nature of the soul. He expounds upon the covenant of grace, redemption, justification, sanctification, and judgment. Included is a detailed table of contents and an introduction to the works of John Gill.
In this second volume of useful theology, Gill continues his exposition on essential doctrines. He writes in a conversational yet theologically sound style that is perfect for students and laity as well as Bible scholars. This volume of practical exposition focuses on personal and corporate worship, Christian attitudes, the nature of church and community, baptism, the place of singing in worship, the ordinance of elders and deacons, as well as a dissertation on proselytes in the Hebrew tradition. Together, the two volumes of A Complete Body of Practical Divinity present John Gill’s comprehensive doctrinal guide.
In this work, Gill examines the tenets of Calvinism, going over the doctrines, the Scriptures, and the historical figures associated with this controversial topic. Divided into four sections, Gill answers the objections to Calvinism raised by Dr. Whitby, a prominent Arminian scholar, whose arguments are included in this collection. He addresses reprobation, election, redemption, grace, predestination, and original sin. Gill also provides biographies of several theologians—such as Athanasius and Ignatius—and their stances on these doctrines.
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Throughout his life, Gill sought to encourage and educate his congregation on the truths of Scripture, and this exposition on the books of the New Testament is meant for just that purpose. Written in a comprehensible and theologically sound manner, this volume covers the first third of the New Testament. With both the expositions on the Old and New Testaments, there are 7,515 pages of commentary.
This is Gill’s second volume of interpretation on the New Testament and continues in the vein of thoughtful and concise exposition as the first volume.
This volume concludes Gill’s expositional commentary on the New Testament. Written with the goal of practical application and the belief that sound doctrine influences daily life, Gill’s expositions will help every Christian make the Bible practical.
In the same style as his expositions on the New Testament, Gill provides helpful commentary and interpretation of the books of the Old Testament. His careful attention to theology and practicality will help the reader to understand and apply the Scriptures.
More of Gill’s expert exposition on the Old Testament is contained in this second volume.
The third volume continues the interpretation and exposition of the Old Testament by Gill.
Gill presents more interpretation of the Old Testament, providing valuable information for laity and scholars alike.
Gill continues his exposition on the latter books of the Old Testament.
Gill wraps up his impressive expository commentary on the Old Testament in this sixth volume.
In this classic work, Gill discusses the Song of Solomon, arguing for a spiritual reading of the book with the Bride as the Bride of Christ and Christ as the Bridegroom. He sees this book as the story of Christ’s love for his Church, and though Gill brings up alternative interpretations, he ultimately seeks to defend the authority and validity of the spiritual reading. He examines each verse of the book, cross-referencing with other Scriptures. This clear and concise volume remains valuable for understanding and interpreting this poetic book of the Old Testament.
Gill was a pastor at Strict Baptist Church for over 50 years, and in this two volume set, his most memorable sermons and expositions are collected. Included in this first volume are his annual, occasional, and funeral sermons, as well as a biography of Gill.
This second volume contains Gill’s ordinations and polemical sermons, as well as his dissertations on various Scriptures, some of which were not published until this 1773 edition.
This final volume includes Gill’s sermons on the Trinity, the Resurrection, justification, the love of God, predestination, as well as essays on church guidance and planning. It also includes Gill's famous work on the Trinity: The Doctrine of the Trinity Stated and Vindicated, as well as A Dissertation Concerning the Antiquity of the Hebrew Language, Letters, Vowel-Points, and Accents.
John Gill was an inspiration to his congregation and his fellow clergyman, and John Rippon presents a compelling biography of this influential preacher and theologian. He gives an account of Gill’s life as well as a summary of his considerable writings. Rippon also includes the elegy delivered at Gill’s funeral by Benjamin Francis.
John Rippon was born in 1751 in England. He was an English Baptist clergyman and when Gill died in 1771, Rippon took over his church. He is most famous for publishing a hymnal entitled A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. He died in 1836.
Deist thinker Anthony Collins’ treatise on reason and free-thinking caused a theological and philosophical commotion when it was first published in 1724. Promoting reason as a valid way to determine truth, Collins criticizes all churches for not legitimatizing critical thinking. John Gill wrote The Prophecies of the Old Testament in response to Collin’s arguments. This edition features the 1724 printing.
Anthony Collins was born in 1676 in England. He was a Deist philosopher and died in 1729.
In 1710, clergyman Daniel Whitby published this treatise defending the principles of Arminianism. It elicited a response from John Gill, his The Cause of God and Truth, as well as from Jonathan Edwards, with Freedom of the Will.
Daniel Whitby was born in 1638 and became an Arminian minister and theologian. Famous for his defense of Arminianism, Whitby was one of the first theologians and pastors to promote postmillennialism. He died in 1726.
John Gill was born in 1697 in England. A Baptist clergyman, Gill was also a biblical scholar, learning Latin and Greek by age 11. He was also a fervent Reformed thinker, holding to the Five Points of Calvinism. Gill is considered by many to be the father of hyper-Calvinism. He was a preacher at the Strict Baptist Church for fifty–one years, which later became the Metropolitan Tabernacle, pastorate of Charles Spurgeon. Because of his considerable scholarship, Gill was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Aberdeen in 1748. He is most known for being the author of definitive academic works, including, The Doctrine of the Trinity Stated and Vindicated, The Cause of God and Truth, and A Body of Doctrinal Divinity, all of which are included in this collection. Gill died in 1771.