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Meet the Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints

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This encyclopedic resource provides biographical sketches of all the major Puritans as well as bibliographic summaries of their writings and work. Meet the Puritans is an important addition to the library of the layman, pastor, student and scholar.
Hardcover, 898 pages
Published October 26th 2006 by Reformation Heritage Books
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Doug
Oct 11, 2012 Doug rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christian believers & parties interested in Puritan / Reformation thinking & writings
This is not really a read-through book, but rather an excellent introduction / reference work on English, Dutch, Scottish, and American 'Puritans'.

I recently began delving into Reformed / Reformation theology and history and became aware that these Puritans represented some of the best of that, or maybe any, theological genre in practical, effective application of deep yet solid Christian doctrine and theology.

This book was written by two men with in-depth knowledge of these unique believers an
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Justus Platt
This is the Christian guide to building a excellent library. Period.

This is another collection of biography, this time of the 17th century Reformed Theologians. But not just their lives, but also their books. The authors, Dr Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson, have written out the definitive encyclopedia of the biographical and bibliographical information of the English, Scottish, American, and Dutch Puritans. This compendium details the Puritans' devotional, practical, and academic works, and that
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Nate Claiborne
If you're looking for an introduction to all (and I mean pretty much all) of the Puritans, this collection of short biographical sketches is for you. Plus, it includes brief introductions to the major works of each Puritan figure with a suggested edition.
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This is the best one volume guide to the English Puritans. Each entry has a brief biography of the person featured along with a guide to their written works.The combination of bibliographic information and biographical sketch makes the book both a helpful resource and a spiritual tonic.

With the additional entries of various Scottish divines and notable figures of the Dutch Further Reformation - it is difficult to see how this work could have been bettered.

This book is worth the investment of ti
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Mar 21, 2012 Al rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is truly an awesome reference work that I use all of the time. All of the major Puritans are listed in one volume, along with a summary of their major works, and modern reprints. This should be a foundational reference work for those interested in Puritan thought and worship.
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Dr. Joel R. Beeke serves as President and Professor of Systematic Theology, Church History, and Homiletics. He has been in the ministry since 1978 and has served as a pastor of his current church since 1986. He is also editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Transl ...more
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