Puritans

A condemned prisoner was climbing the gallows when William Perkins said to him, “What man! What is the matter with thee? Art thou afraid of death?” The prisoner confessed that he was less afraid of death than of what would follow it. “Sayest thou so,” said Perkins. “Come down again man and thou...
First off, congratulations to Scott P. of Aubrey, Texas, who has won a copy of To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin's Missional Vision and Legacy (Crossway). Now for the next giveaway. Our friends at Brill have provided us with a copy of Unity in Diversity: English Puritans and the Puritan Reformation...
Several years ago Danny Hyde was interviewed on his background, his introduction to the Puritans, and how to read them (especially John Owen). This was posted on the old MTP site and we repost it here for your edification.
We at Meet the Puritans desire to introduce you to the Puritans and their writings. In an earlier post by Mark Jones, he asked, “But, who were the ‘Puritans’?” Here, I want to supplement his answer by turning to John Geree (c. 1601-1649), a self-proclaimed Puritan describing Puritanism. Geree, who...
Life Thomas Watson ( 1620–1686 ) was probably born in Yorkshire. He studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, earning a B.A. in 1639 and a M.A. in 1642. Then he lived for a time with the Puritan family of Lady Mary Vere, the widow of Sir Horace Vere, Baron of Tilbury. In 1646, Watson went to St...
Mark Jones
Who were the Puritans? Since you are "meeting" them it would be remiss if someone did not at least give a definition of who the Puritans were. Now, one of the problems in defining a "Puritan" has to do with the "canon" that the Banner of Truth Trust set up—a canon that included the solidly Reformed...
Christian zeal [is] indeed a flame, but a sweet one; or rather it is the heat and fervor of a sweet flame. For the flame of which it is the heat, is no other than that of divine love. — The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 2: Religious Affections , ed. John E. Smith (New Haven: Yale University...