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The Decades of Henry Bullinger (4 vols.)

by Bullinger, Henry

Cambridge University Press 1849–1852

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The Decades of Henry Bullinger (4 vols.)
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Overview

The Decades of Henry Bullinger include 50 godly and learned sermons, divided into five decades containing the chief and principal points of Christian Religion. Each sermon in the 4-volume collection is a culmination of multiple sermons given on the topic and encompasses his lifelong ministry—over 1,800 pages of sermons and related material. The Decades are meant to encourage, uplift and inspire ministers to uphold their high calling of preaching God's word. Bullinger implores, "But let the ministers of our time well weigh the condition and manner of the time; and then, no doubt, they shall see that it is high time to bestir them to the doing of their duties." He provides careful admonishment for shepherds to guard their flocks against the enemy and stand vigilant to promote truth and godliness.

The collection opens with a riveting explanation of Bullinger's works in the preface of First and Second Decades, boldly exclaiming his focus and passion for preaching and teaching. Bullinger then covers the Four General Synods, or Councils, and provides historical significance and relevance of the various creeds that came from these councils. The sermons that follow resonate with sympathy, love, grace, and tenderness not indicative of his time. With a passion for truth and God's word, Bullinger delivers messages that spurred and shaped the Reformation, yet still impact today's church.

The Logos Bible Software edition of the Bullinger's sermons contains links directly to Scripture and other books and articles in your digital library. All Scripture references display the verse on mouse over, and each reference is linked to the original language texts of the Bible and the English translations in your digital library.

Key Features

  • 50 sermons from a critical time in Reformation period, each fully annotated with Scripture references.
  • Addenda for each volume
  • Ancillary information on history
  • Commentaries on the Four General Councils
  • Dedications to King Edward the Sixth
  • Biographical information on the author

Praise for the Print Edition

These sermons of master Bullinger's are such as, whether they be used privately or read publicly, whether of ministers of the Word or other God's children, certainly there will be found in them such light and instruction for the ignorant, such sweetness and spiritual comfort for consciences . . . the more diligently you peruse them, the more delightfully they will please; and the deeper you dig with daily study in their mines, the more golden matter they will deliver forth . . .

—From the Preface, The First and Second Decades

 

Individual Titles

The Decades of Henry Bullinger: First and Second Decades

  • Author: Henry Bullinger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1849
  • Pages: 436

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

The First Decade Sermons

  • The Word of God
  • The Word of God, part 2
  • The Exposition of God's Word
  • True Faith
  • The Force of Faith
  • Justification by Faith
  • The Apostles' Creed
  • The Apostles' Creed, part 2
  • The Apostles' Creed, part 3
  • Of the Love of God and our Neighbor

The Second Decade Sermons

  • Of the Law of Nature and of Men
  • 1st and 2nd Precepts of the Ten Commandments
  • The Third Precept of the Ten Commandments
  • The Fourth Precept of the Ten Commandments
  • The Fifth Precept of the Ten Commandments
  • The Sixth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 1
  • The Sixth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 2
  • The Sixth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 3
  • The Sixth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 4
  • The Seventh Precept of the Ten Commandments

The Decades of Henry Bullinger: Third Decade

  • Author: Henry Bullinger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 432

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

The Third Decade Sermons

  • The Eighth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 1
  • The Eighth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 2
  • The Eighth Precept of the Ten Commandments, part 3
  • The Ninth and Tenth Precepts of the Ten Commandments
  • The Ceremonial Laws of God, part 1
  • The Ceremonial Laws of God, part 2
  • The Judicial Laws of God
  • Use, Fulfilling and Abrogation of the Law
  • Of Christian Liberty, Works, and Merits
  • Of Sin, and the Kinds Thereof

The Decades of Henry Bullinger: Fourth Decade

  • Author: Henry Bullinger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 408

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

The Fourth Decade Sermons

  • Of the Gospel
  • Of Repentance, and the Causes Thereof
  • Of God, and the Knowledge of God
  • Of God's Providence and Predestination
  • Of Adoring, Calling Upon and of Serving the Only God
  • Of Christ True and Very God, of Both Natures in Christ. Of the Communicating of Properties, Of the Unity of Person in Christ
  • Of Christ a King, Of the Kingdom of God, Of Christ a Priest, Of Christ His Priesthood, Of the Name of a Christian
  • Of the Power of the Holy Ghost
  • Of Good and Evil Spirits
  • Of the Reasonable Soul of Man

The Decades of Henry Bullinger: Fifth Decade

  • Author: Henry Bullinger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 592

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

The Fifth Decade Sermons

  • Of the Holy Catholic Church and the Power and Studies of the Church
  • Of the Unity of the Church
  • Of the Ministry of the Word of God, part 1
  • Of the Ministry of the Word of God, part 2
  • Of Prayer
  • Of Sacraments, part 1
  • Of Sacraments, part 2
  • Of Baptism
  • Of the Lord's Holy Supper
  • Of the Institutions of the Church

Product Details

  • Title: The Decades of Henry Bullinger
  • Author: Henry Bullinger
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,868

About Henry Bullinger

Heinrich (Henry) Bullinger (1504–1575) was a Swiss Reformer who succeeded Zwingli as head of the Swiss church and was one of the most influential theologians of the Protestant Reformation. He was a minister, theologian and writer of thousands of letters in correspondence with prominent leaders of the Protestant world. He was integral in drafting the Second Helvetic Confession of 1566, and his Decades remain his most popular and significant writings. Bullinger was a loving family man, dedicated to his wife, Anna Adlischweiler, a former nun, and his eleven children—all of his sons followed their father's footsteps and became Protestant ministers.