Puritan Papers, Vol. 2: 1960-1962 (Packer, ed.)

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J. I. Packer's chapters on Jonathan Edwards's theology of revival, the Puritan idea of communion with God, and the Puritan conscience serve as highlights of the second volume of Puritan Papers. Equally important are D. JVIartyn Lloyd-Jones's chapters on true and false knowledge and "Puritan Perplexities: Lessons from 1640—1662."

Biographical chapters feature, in addition to Edwards, Philip Doddridge, John Knox, William Perkins, Thomas Boston, and John Owen. Themes developed in these sixteen papers include:

  • Revival
  • Apostasy
  • Communion with God
  • Christian Joy
  • Missions
  • Preaching
  • Divine Intercession
  • Casuistry
  • Conscience
  • Christology



J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.



"Furnishes insight into the rich heritage of Puritan thought. In the shallowness, pragmatism, and confusion of much current evangelicalism, the depth, conviction, and steadiness of the Puritans can again help renew the churches." — W. Robert Godfrey

"An invaluable resource for those who love Puritanism." — Erroll Hulse