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The Works of William Perkins (10 vol.) + Labors of A Godly and Learned Divine Bundle (Perkins)

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Special offer— receive a free copy of The Labors of a Godly and Learned Divine with the purchase of The Collected Works of William Perkins! Enjoy the theology and piety that started a revolution with this new bundle.


The Labors of A Godly and Learned Divine



William Perkins’s writings were foundational to the spiritual formation of eminent saints including Richard Sibbes, John Cotton, John Preston, William Ames, and more. Now, Matthew N. Payne and J. Stephen Yuille present never-before published, unedited sermons from The Father of Puritanism. As a companion to his collected works, this volume is indispensable for all who wish to grasp the experiential piety of this godly and learned divine. 


Table of Contents:


Overview of Documents

Master Perkins’s Prayer before His Sermons

1. Publishing Perkins’s Works

2. Robert Hill Transcription

3. Senate House Commonplace Book

4. Laurence Chaderton Manuscript

5. James Tomlin Manuscript

6. The Hutton Manuscript

7. Funeral Sermon for William Perkins

Appendix 1: Regarding Perkins upon the Lord’s Prayer, 1592

Appendix 2: Perkins’s Sermons on Jude 3–4 (Three Sources Compared)

Appendix 3: Catalogue of Editions of Perkins’s Works



J. Stephen Yuille is professor of pastoral theology and spiritual formation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Matthew N. Payne is a PhD candidate doing research at the University of Sydney



“William Perkins was known in his own time not only as a significant theologian but also as a powerful preacher. Until now, however, Perkins’s preaching has not been accessible except in the form of commentaries and treatises posthumously edited for publication. Matthew Payne and Stephen Yuille provide a transcription of Perkins’s unpublished sermons, some of which were edited and published, others never before published. Taken together with their perspicuous introduction on the posthumous collecting and editing of Perkins’s works for publication, this volume opens a highly significant new door to Perkins studies and to the kind of editorial work that went into the posthumous editions of Perkins’s works.” —Richard A. Muller, senior fellow, Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research

“Many people are familiar with William Perkins the theologian, but how many know Perkins the preacher? Matthew Payne and Stephen Yuille have mined the archives and produced a trove of long-lost sermons by the eminent Puritan divine. Payne and Yuille expertly introduce these gems and present them so that we too can profit from one of sixteenth-century England’s greatest theologians and preachers.” —J. V. Fesko, Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

“Payne and Yuille have provided a valuable service for those who study William Perkins (1558–1602). The authors have uncovered new documents, manuscripts, and sermons; made new translations; and have expanded our understanding of the great English theologian by supplementing the published sources that have been read for centuries. This volume is an excellent and important complement to the recent new edition of Perkins’s Works. Now we can gain an even fuller picture of the thought and work of this key theologian who was so important to English and American Puritans and who produced a sturdy Reformed theology that endures, joining doctrine and life to the glory of God!” —Donald K. McKim, author of Ramism in William Perkins’ Theology and Everyday Prayer with the Puritans


The Works of William Perkins


The Works of William Perkins fills a major gap in Reformed and Puritan theology. Though Perkins is best known today for his writings on predestination, he also wrote prolifically on many subjects. His works filled over two thousand large pages of small print in three folio volumes and were reprinted several times in the decades after his death. However, his complete works have not been in print since the mid-seventeenth century. This modern typeset edition of the Works includes four volumes of Perkins’s expositions of Scripture, three volumes of his doctrinal and polemical treatises, and three volumes of his practical writings.


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Volumes 1-4: Exegetical Works


Volume 1


  • Digest or Harmony of the Old and New Testaments
  • Combat between Christ and the Devil: Matthew 4:1-11
  • Sermon on the Mount


Volume 2


  • Commentary on Galatians


Volume 3


  • Commentary on Hebrews 11


Volume 4


  • Exposition of Jude
  • Exposition of Revelation 1-3




Volumes 5-7: Doctrinal and Polemical Treatises


Volume 5


  • An Exposition of the Symbol or Apostles’ Creed
  • An Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer
  • The Foundation of Christian Religion Gathered into Six Principles


Volume 6


  • Golden Chain (Foldout poster in the front)
  • Manner and Order of Predestination
  • Treatise on God’s Free Grace and Man’s Free Will
  • Fruitful Dialogue Concerning the End of the World
  • Against Alexander Dickson
  • On Memory


Volume 7


  • A Reformed Catholic
  • The Problem of the Forged Catholicism
  • A Warning against Idolatry of the Last Times




Volume 8-10: Practical Writings


Volume 8


  • A Discourse of Conscience
  • The First Book of the Cases of Conscience
  • The Second Book of the Cases of Conscience
  • The Third Book of the Cases of Conscience
  • A Treatise Tending unto a Declaration whether a Man is in the Estate of Damnation or in the Estate of Grace
  • The Whole Treatise of the Cases of Conscience
  • A Grain of Mustard Seed


Volume 9 


  •  A Declaration of the True Manner of Knowing Christ Crucified and The True Gain
  • A Faithful and Plain Exposition upon Zephaniah 2:1–2
  • A Treatise of Man’s Imaginations
  • A Direction for the Government of the Tongue According to God’s Word 
  • A Discourse of the Damned Art of Witchcraft
  • A Resolution to the Country Man on Prognostication


Volume 10


  • Treatise on How to Live Well in All Estates
  • Treatise on Vocations
  • Right Manner of Erecting and Ordering a Family 
  • Calling of the Ministry 
  • Manner and Method of Preaching
  • Christian Equity 
  • Treatise on Dying Well