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February 2020
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The Subversive Puritan: Roger Williams and freedom of conscience

Despite his statue featuring on Geneva’s famous Reformation Wall, Roger Williams (1603-83) is better remembered today by secular historians than by evangelical believers. The Subversive Puritan should help to redress this. The title is apposite. Williams’ theology was thoroughly Reformed, but his unbending belief in liberty of conscience made him a dangerous extremist in…

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January 2019
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The Ark of Safety: Is There Salvation Outside of the Church?

Tucked away in Chapter 25 of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) is a reference to ‘the visible Church… out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation’. To lovers of Protestant theology, this statement may sound a little, well, Roman Catholic. However, The Ark of Safety demonstrates persuasively that, when understood correctly,…

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August 2013
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Sermons on the Great Ejection

Sermons of the Great Ejection   Banner of Truth, 275 pages, £6.25 ISBN: 978-1-84871-152-5 Star Rating : 4   This ‘puritan paperback’ contains sermons of men ejected from the Anglican Church in the time of Charles II.       They were ejected because they refused to conform to the Act of Uniformity, which required them to…

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Voices from the Past: Puritan Devotional Readings

Voices from the past is a book of devotionals for each day of the year (including one for 29 February!). Richard Rushing has carefully edited writings from 33 puritan authors, including John Bunyan, Samuel Rutherford and Jonathan Edwards. His objective is to make the important writings of these puritans accessible to a wide range…

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Anne Bradstreet: Pilgrim and Poet

Faith Cook’s biography of one of the first Puritan refugees is both inspiring and challenging. Here is a woman who fled England at the age of eighteen for the glorious New World, in the hope of a life free from religious persecution. But here is a child of God who experienced the full range…

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Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

This book is faithful to its title and gives a clear if somewhat passionless account of Puritanism on both sides of the Atlantic. It is part of a major series by OUP of short introductions. The series is very eclectic and in some cases bizarre. For example one title is ‘A very short introduction…

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Am I A Christian?

A lack of assurance has hampered the testimony and undermined the joy of many of the Lord’s people down the centuries. The author of this little book certainly experienced this, as he notes in the introduction: ‘I find that it has been [the tempter’s] first and greatest object to make me doubt of my…

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