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"John Preston (1587-1628) Puritan, a vigorous defender of Calvinism. As a preacher he attracted great attention, ""the brilliant John Preston, whose sermons were preached to the most influential people in the realm and in printed form became household literature in many a home.""--Stoeffler: Rise Evangelical Pietism, p.75. ""In 1622 he was appointed preacher of Lincoln's Inn, and subsequently lecturer in Trinity Church, Cambridge. He became so celebrated as a speaker that the towns-people went to his lectures on week-days as they would to his sermons on Sunday, and he was complained of by those who looked with envy upon his fast-growing reputation... He was naturally reserved, and only figured in public because his zeal for the doctrine of Calvin would not suffer him to let go unanswered those who maintained the opposite theories.""--McClintock & Strong: Ency. Bibl. Theol. & Eccl. Lit., VIII:561. ""Fuller, who has classed him among the learned writers of Queen's college, Cambridge, says, 'he was all judgment and gravity, and the perfect master of his passions, an excellent preacher, a celebrated disputant, and a perfect politician.' Echard style him 'the most celebrated of the puritans, an exquisite preacher, a subtle disputant, and a deep politician.""--Brooks: Lives of the Puritans, II:360. Title printed within simple fleur-de-lys woodcut border. Woodcut headpieces and some initial letters. Printed within ruled border with separate rule for printed marginal notes. Sometime nicely rebacked in full leather, spine left in plain leather, red page edges, old pen notes on both sides of front free endpaper and recto of the flyleaf, contents quite clean & readable with a minimum of foxing. Collation: Â¶2, A-Ll4; A-N4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (18) Contents, 1-260 Treatise on Mortification; (1) title, (1) blank, 1-94 A Liveless Life, (8) The Contents. Online English Short Title Catalogue, Citation No. R40605. Wing P3307"
Title: "Sinnes Overthrow: or, A Godly and Learned Treatise of Mortification: Wherein Is excellently handled; First, the generall Doctrine of Mortification: and then particularly, how to Mortifie Fornication. Vncleannesse. Evill Concupiscence. Inordinate Affection. And Covetousnesse. All being the substance of severall Sermons upon Colos. 3.5. Mortifie therefore your members, &c. Delivered By that late faithful Preacher, and worthie Instrument of Gods glorie, Iohn Preston, Doctour in Divinitie, Chaplin in Ordinarie to his Majestie, Mast of Emanuell Colledge in Cambridge, and sometimes Preacher of Lincolns Inne. The fourth Edition, corrected. [The words ""fornication.... covetousnesse."" are gathered by a left brace on title page. ] Bound with: Preston, John. A Liveless Life: Or, Mans Spirituall death in Sinne. Wherein is both learnedly and profitably handled these foure Doctrines The Spiritual Death in Sinne. The Doctrine of Humiliation. Mercy to be found in Christ. Continuance in sinne, dangerous. Being the substance of several Sermons upon Ephes. 2.1,2,3. Whereunto is annexed a profitable Sermon at Lincolnes Inne, On Gen XXII.XIV. Delivered by that late faithfull Preacher, and worthy Instrument of Gods glory, Iohn Preston, Dr. in Divinity, Chaplaine in Ordinary to his Majesty, Master of Emanuel Colledge in Cambridge, and sometimes Preach of Lincolnes Inne. The Fourth Edition. London, Printed by G. M. for Andrew Crooke, 1641."
Publisher: London,, Printed by Richard Badger for Andrew Crooke.: 1641 1641
Size: 18th Century Books,|Bindings-Leather,|Calvinism,|
Weight: 2.00 Item
Item Number: 17998
Keywords: 18th Century Books, Bindings-Leather, Calvinism, Presbyterianism, Reformed History & Theology, Theology,