Their Origins & Successors

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Weight 0.67 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 3.3 cm
ISBN 9781848714700






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Apr 1, 1987

Book Description

What did the Puritans and their successors teach? Was their teaching biblical? What can we learn from them for our life and witness today? These questions guided Dr. Lloyd-Jones in giving the addresses in this volume. Far from sharing the idea that a knowledge of the past is useless or irrelevant, he believed that the study of history is vital to the well-being of the church today.

In these addresses given at the Puritan Studies and Westminster Conferences between 1959 and 1978, Dr. Lloyd-Jones ranges widely over the history of Reformed Christianity from the Reformation to the nineteenth century, drawing lessons from major figures like Calvin and Knox, Bunyan and Owen, Edwards and Whitefield, and from lesser-known men such as Henry Jacob, John Glas and Robert Sandeman.

Written in an absorbing and stimulating style, these studies continue to speak with great insight and relevance to the church of the twenty-first century.

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Publisher’s Introduction vii
Revival: An Historical and Theological Survey 1
Knowledge — False and True 24
Summing-Up: Knowing and Doing 46
Puritan Perplexities — Some Lessons From 1640-1662 54
John Owen on Schism 73
John Calvin and George Whitefield 101
‘Ecclesiola in Ecclesia’ 129
Henry Jacob and the First Congregational Church 149
‘Sandemanianism’ 170
William Williams and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism 191
Can We Learn From History? 215
Puritanism and Its Origins 237
John Knox — The Founder of Puritanism 260
Howell Harris and Revival 282
Living the Christian Life — New Developments in the 18th and 19th-Century Teaching 303
‘The Christian and the State in Revolutionary Times’: The French Revolution and After 326
Jonathan Edwards and the Crucial Importance of Revival 348
Preaching 372
John Bunyan: Church Union 390
Index 413


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  1. John Byk

    Just when I think that I see the brilliance that is Martyn Lloyd-Jones, I am always delighted to see another glimpse of his genius. I got this new hardcover addition with my Amazon reward points for only $3. I wouldn’t let it go for a million.

  2. Matthew

    I absolutely recommend this book for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of the Puritans or Church history in general. It is not a strictly academic work, so you will not get a complete beginning to end timeline of Puritanism with a plethora of citations, that is just not the nature of this book.

    What you will get, is an in depth look at the spiritual lives of several of the prominent men within or related to Puritan Christianity, and a very detailed account of how Puritan practices worked out in their time. My personal favorite is the chapter about Jonathon Edwards and revival. The description is most accurate in describing the style of Lloyd-Jones as “absorbing and stimulating”. One of my favorite Banner of Truth books to be sure.

  3. Nicu

    I warmly recommend this book. It is a grace that in English we have access to all this deep spiritual literature. God bless the banner of Truth for all published books

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