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.
Table of Contents:
1959 - Revival: An Historical and Theological Survey
1960 - Knowledge – False and True
1961 - Summing-Up: Knowing and Doing
1962 - Puritan Perplexities – Some Lessons From 1640-1662
1963 - John Owen on Schism
1964 - John Calvin and George Whitefield
1965 - ‘Ecclesiola in Ecclesia’
1966 - Henry Jacob and the First Congregational Church
1967 - ‘Sandemanianism’
1968 - William Williams and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
1969 - Can We Learn From History?
1971 - Puritanism and Its Origins
1972 - John Knox – The Founder of Puritanism
1973 - Howell Harris and Revival
1974 - Living the Christian Life – New Developments in the 18th and 19th-Century Teaching
1975 - ‘The Christian and the State in Revolutionary Times': The French Revolution and After
1976 - Jonathan Edwards and the Crucial Importance of Revival
1977 - Preaching
1978 - John Bunyan: Church Union
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981, minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.