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Thomas Goodwin was a prolific author and editor. During the 1630s he coedited with John Ball the works of John Preston and Richard Sibbes. He began to publish his own sermons in 1636. Prior to his death, he had published at least twelve devotional works, most of which were collections of sermons. The fact that they were reissued forty-seven times indicates the high demand ...more
Paperback, Abridged, 624 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Reformation Heritage Books
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Feb 20, 2013 Andy rated it it was amazing
The whole of Volume 1 is dedicated to his commentary on Ephesians 1. It's too bad that Goodwin didn't write a commentary on the entire book of Ephesians! His work is both scholarly and practical, a trademark of most of the Puritans. He never skimps on the doctrinal theology taught and implied in the text, and he expects his readers to keep up (This was originally sermons, so he expected his congregation to keep up!). However, the exposition is laced with loads of practical observations and ...more
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Thomas Goodwin known as 'the Elder', was an English Puritan theologian and preacher, and an important leader of religious Independents. He served as chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, and was imposed by Parliament as President of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1650. Christopher Hill places Goodwin in the ‘main stream of Puritan thought’.
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