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The Works of John Flavel

6 Volume Set

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Weight 13.0 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 9.2 in
page-count

3,667

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1691

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1968

topic

Catechisms/Confessions, Church Life, Conversion, God, Life Issues, Man & Sin, Pastoral Biography, Repentance, Roman Catholicism, Salvation, Spiritual Growth, The Church

binding

Cloth-bound

isbn

9780851510606

Book Description

John Flavel (1628-1691), son of a Puritan minister who died in prison for his Nonconformity, was educated at University College, oxford, and laboured for almost the entire period of his ministry at Dartmouth, Devon. Having all the characteristics of the tradition to which he belonged — a tradition which believed that preaching should be ‘hissing hot’, searching, and expository — Flavel attained to pre-eminence in his ability to combine both instruction and appeal to the heart. Some Puritans might be more learned than he, and some more quaint, but for all-round usefulness none was his superior.

The repeated editions of Flavel’s Works bear their own witness to his popularity: five times were The Works of John Flavel issued in the 18th century and at least three times in the 19th. He was a favourite with Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield (who ranked him with John Bunyan and Matthew Henry), and, a century later, with such Scottish evangelical leaders as R. M. M’Cheyne and Andrew Bonar. But it was in the homes of Christian people that Flavel made his greatest appeal and influenced rising generations: Archibald Alexander, the first professor at Princeton Seminary, read him while still a ‘teenager’ and recorded in later life, ‘To John Flavel I certainly owe more than to any uninspired author.’

Flavel’s complete works had long been unobtainable until reprinted by the Trust in 1968. His six volumes are in themselves a library of the best Puritan divinity and a set will be a life-long treasure to those who possess it. He is one of that small number of evangelical writers who can by their lucidity and simplicity help those at the beginning of the Christian life and at the same time be a strong companion to those who near its end.

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V1 The Life of John Flavel.
The Fountain of Life: A Display of Christ in His Essential and Mediatorial Glory.
V2 The Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption.
Pneumatologia: A Treatise of the Soul of Man.
V3 Pneumatologia: A Treatise of the Soul of Man (continued).
A Practical Treatise on Fear: Its Varieties, Uses, Causes, Effects and Remedies.
The Righteous Man’s Refuge.
The Occasions, Causes, Nature, Rise, Growth and Remedies of Mental Errors.
Appendices.
Gospel Unity Recommended to the Churches of Christ.
V4 England’s Duty under the Present Gospel Liberty (1689).
An Appendix to the Foregoing Treatise.
Mount Pisgah: A Sermon preached at the Public Thanksgiving, February 14, 1688-9, for England’s Delivery from Popery, etc. (Including an Epistle Dedicatory).
Divine Conduct or the Mystery of Providence: A Treatise upon Psalm 57.2.
A Narrative of some late and wonderful Sea Deliverances.
Antipharmacum Saluberrimum : A Serious and Seasonable Caveat to all the Saints in This Hour of Temptation.
Tidings from Rome or England’s Alarm.
V5 Husbandry Spiritualized: The Heavenly Use of Earthly Things.
Navigation Spiritualized: A New Compass for Seamen.
A Caution to Seamen: A Dissuasive against Several Horrid and Detestable Sins.
The Seamen’s Companion: Six Sermons on the Mysteries of Providence as relating to Seamen; and the Sins, Dangers, Duties and Troubles of Seamen.
A Saint Indeed, or The Great Work of a Christian Explained and Applied.
The Touchstone of Sincerity, or The Signs of Grace and the Symptoms of Hypocrisy.
A Token for Mourners.
V6 Preparation for Suffering, or the Best Work in the Worst Times.
The Balm of the Covenant Applied to the Bleeding Wounds of Afflicted Saints: II Samuel 23.5.
A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of John Upton, of Lupton (Devon): II Chronicles 35.24-5.
An Exposition of the (Westminster) Assembly’s Shorter Catechism.
Vindiciae Legis et Foederis, or A Reply to M, Philip Cary’s Solemn Call in which He Contends Against the Right of Believers’ Infants to Baptism.
Twelve Sacramental Meditations.
A Familiar Conference between a Minister and a Doubting Christian Concerning the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
A Hymn upon Romans 5. 6-11.
The Reasonableness of Personal Reformation and the Necessity of Conversion.
A Coronation Sermon.
The Character of an Evangelical Pastor drawn by Christ.
A Two-column Table of the Sins and Duties attaching to Church Membership.
Index of Texts.
Index of Subjects.

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  1. Eric

    A very kind man (whom I’ve never met) purchased this collection for me as the result of an informal Twitter contest…little did he know, that the works of John Flavel would change my life forever. I can honestly say that Flavel’s writings have had the single greatest impact on my personal sanctification and growth in grace…and I owe it all to a stranger on Twitter.

  2. Ojoje Daniel Adeyi

    I had read the mystery of Providence by Brother Flavel; the effect is great. I cannot get access to his complete works. How I long to have this six volumes of Brother Fravel’s!

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