III. Reformation and Puritan History (1500-1750AD)

A Survey of Reformation History: The study of Reformation and Puritan history is our 3rd-year course of history out of 4, and typically includes the 16th-century Protestant Reformation and the 17th-century Puritan movement through to the Great Awakening. For College and Seminary level work (and for advanced students) we often break this up into 2 courses. The study and learning of this period of history (from 1500-1750AD) is of the greatest importance to Christians of all ages, but especially to pastors and Christian leaders. It marks the transition from the Medieval Catholic world to the modern age of nation-states and the great work of Reformation wrought by the hand of God through the lives and ministries of the great Reformers and the English Puritans; and includes the study of the early colonial period and the founding of America until the Great Awakening of the 1740’s. This period of history includes some of the most monumental events of world history, the most significant preachers and theologians of the church, and the most important works, commentaries, and documents relating to the interpretation of Scripture, the formation of sound Biblical doctrine, and the establishment of true worship in the church. Students will learn about the great Reformers (Luther, Zwingli, Bullinger, Calvin, Tyndale, Knox, Ursinus, and others) and will also read many of their original works and writings. They will learn of the downfall of European monarchies and the rise of Constitutionalism and of Parliamentary government. They will learn of the English Puritan movement, the Westminster divines, as well as the heroic leadership of Oliver Cromwell and the establishment of a Biblical view of religious and civil liberty. They will study the Reformed Confessions as well as the rise of Reformed Orthodoxy and the great theologians of the 17th century. They will also study the manifold evils and tragedies of the wars of religion, and how Protestant Christians were cruelly persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church and forced to defend themselves with just wars. They will learn of the great colonial Puritans who migrated from England and the rise of colonial America until the Great Awakening. In studying Reformation history they will especially learn about the importance of Biblical reformation in the church, sound doctrine, following Christ, a life of true worship, living a godly Christian life, and advancing God’s glory in the world. The design of this study of Reformation history is to ground believers not only the fundamental events of Reformation history but also of the principles of Reformed theology and a godly Christain life and family.  It is a great tragedy that most Christians today have only a superficial knowledge of this greatest period of history. This is not only tragic but downright evil. It shows that most Christian education today is corrupted by an ungodly and secular world view that accommodates to Enlightenment paganism and the influences of idolatry and false religion. To be sure, there can be no true revival or reformation in the church today without a godly and sanctified knowledge of the history of the Reformation, the theology and preaching of the Reformers and Puritans, and a discerning awareness of their heroic courage and stand against the Papacy, the false doctrine of Roman Catholicism, as well as the Anabaptists and Antinomians who corrupted the Gospel and undermined the Biblical teaching of Christ’s Lordship over all things. The study of Reformation history (the 16th and 17 centuries) is essential for a godly understanding of the Bible, sound doctrine, and God’s saving purposes in history; as it is also richly edifying for believers and essential for Christian leadership. The suggested schedule of coursework listed here is readily adaptable to Christian schools and to Home-schools, and should moreover be foundational to the training and education of church officers.

                                                                       Church History                                                                                 World History

  • Week 1: Sept                   Forerunners of the Reformation                                      The Italian and Northern Renaissance (1400-1500)
  • Week 2: Sept                   Forerunners of the Reformation                                      The Italian and Northern Renaissance (1450-1500)
  • Week 3: Sept                   The Need for Reformation                                                The Age of Discovery 1: Columbus and Discovery
  • Week 4: Sept                   The Need for Reformation                                                The Age of Discovery 2: Cortez and Conquest
  • Week 5: Oct                     Martin Luther 1                                                                   The German Reformation 1
  • Week 6: Oct                     Martin Luther 2                                                                   The German Reformation 2
  • Week 7: Oct                     Philip Melanchthon/ The Augsburg Confession            The German Reformation 3
  • Week 8: Oct                     Huldreich Zwingli                                                                The Swiss Reformation 1
  • Week 9: Oct                     Henry Bullinger and Martin Bucer                                   The Swiss Reformation 2
  • Week 10: Nov                  John Calvin 1                                                                        The Consolidation of Reform 1
  • Week 11: Nov                  John Calvin 2                                                                        The Consolidation of Reform 2
  • Week 12: Nov                  Beza and the French Reformation                                   From Francis I to Henry IV (1530-1598)
  • Week 13: Nov                  The English Reformation 1                                                King Henry VIII (1500-1547)
  • Week 14: Dec                  The English Reformation 2                                                From Edward to Bloody Mary (1547-1558
  • Week 14: Dec                   John Knox and the Scottish Reformation                       Scotland in the Time of Reform (1500-1570)
  • Week 15: Dec                  The Dutch Reformation                                                     The Dutch Revolt (1500-1590)
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: DECEMBER 21- JANUARY 3
  • Week 15: Jan                   The German Reformed Movement – Ursinus                 The Spread of the Reformation thru Europe
  • Week 17: Jan                   Reformation Creeds and Confessions                             The Wars Of Religion
  • Week 18: Jan                   The Rise of Lutheran Orthodoxy                                      The Thirty Years War (1618-1648)
  • Week 19: Feb                 The Rise of German Pietism                                               The Hapsburg Decline (1648-1720)
  • Week 20: Feb                  The Elizabethan Puritan Movement                                The Elizabethan World & Culture
  • Week 21: Feb                  The English/New England Puritans                                  King James and King Charles
  • Week 22: Feb                  The Westminster Puritans                                                 The English Civil War
  • Week 23: Mar                  The Westminster Standards                                             Oliver Cromwell and the English Protectorate
  • Week 24: Mar                  Puritans in the Restoration (1660-1700)                        The English Restoration and Charles II
  • Week 25: Mar                 The French Huguenots (1600-1648)                                 The Monarchy in France (1598-1648)
  • Week 26: Mar                 The Scottish Covenanters                                                  Scotland in the Late 17th century
  • Week 27: Apr                  Reformed Scholasticism on the Continent                     The Culture of Early Modern Europe
  • Week 28: Apr                  The Church in the Age of Reason: Apologetics              The Intellectual Revolution (1660-1740)
  • 2 WEEK SPRING BREAK: APRIL 12-25
  • Week 29: May                   The Later Colonial Puritans (1680-1720)                      The Great American Puritan Establishment
  • Week 30: May                   England before the Great Awakening                           The Early Enlightenment Period
  • Week 31: May                   The Great Awakening                                                      The Great Awakening
  • Week 32: May                   The Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards               The Great Awakening

SUMMER CLASS: The Life and Writings of Jonathan Edwards in Opposition to Enlightenment Paganism

Brett Woody, Pastor-Teacher

 

ADVANCED STUDY OF 16th CENTURY REFORMATION HISTORY

For College and Seminary level classes we spend two years studying the previously listed course work on Reformation history. And so we divide the 16th-century Protestant Reformation from the 17th-century Puritan movement. This provides advanced students in College and for Seminary students much more time to study this very important period of history as well as to read the original writings of the Reformers and Puritans.  At this advanced level, we take a great deal of time in clarifying the Reformed and Puritan views of Scripture, the interpretation of every book of the Bible, Reformed dogmatics including every point of Christian doctrine, their polemic against the Papacy as antichrist, their writings against the Anabaptists, the Libertines, and the Antinomians, as well as the vital place and role of the Reformed Confessions, including a thorough study of the Westminster Standards and the theology of the English Puritans.

A Suggested Schedule for Studying 16th Century Reformation History:

  • Week 1: Sept                                            The German Reformation: Martin Luther 1 – Life and Conflicts 1
  • Week 2: Sept                                            The German Reformation: Martin Luther 2 – Theology and Writings 1
  • Week 3: Sept                                            The German Reformation: Martin Luther 3 – Theology and Writings 2
  • Week 4: Sept                                            The German Reformation: Philip Melanchthon and the Augsburg Confession
  • Week 5: Oct                                             The German Reformation: The Book of Concord and Lutheran Orthodoxy
  • Week 6: Oct                                             The Swiss Reformation: Zwingli 1 Life and Conflicts/ John Oecolampadius
  • Week 7: Oct                                             The Swiss Reformation: Zwingli 2 Theology and Writings 1
  • Week 8: Oct                                             The Swiss Reformation: Zwingli 3 Theology and Writings 2
  • Week 9: Oct                                             The Swiss Reformation: Martin Bucer
  • Week 10: Nov                                          The Swiss Reformation: Henry Bullinger 1 – Life/ Second Helvetic Confession
  • Week 11: Nov                                          The Swiss Reformation: Henry Bullinger 2 – Theology (The Decades)
  • Week 12: Nov                                          The Swiss Reformation: Henry Bullinger 3 – Theology (The Decades)
  • Week 13: Nov                                          The Swiss Reformation: John Calvin 1 – Life and Conflicts
  • Week 14: Dec                                          The Swiss Reformation: John Calvin 2 – Theology (The Institutes)
  • Week 15: Dec                                          The Swiss Reformation: John Calvin 3 – Theology (The Institutes)
  • Week 16: Dec                                          The Swiss Reformation: John Calvin 4 – Legacy and Influence
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: DEC.24 – JAN.6         The Swiss Reformation: John Calvin 5 – Sermons and Commentaries
  • Week 17: Jan                                          The French Reformation 1: Prelude – Calvin and the French Confession
  • Week 18: Jan                                          The French Reformation 2: Theodore Beza (1520-1550)
  • Week 19: Jan                                          The French Reformation 3: The Huguenots (1550-1600)
  • Week 20: Jan                                          The French Reformation 4: The Huguenots (1550-1600)
  • Week 21: Feb                                         The English Reformation 1: William Tyndale the First English Puritan
  • Week 22: Feb                                         The English Reformation 2: Henry VIII, Thomas Cranmer, the Anglican Establishment
  • Week 23: Feb                                         The English Reformation 3: Edward VI/Bloody Mary and the English Martyrs
  • Week 24: Feb                                         The English Reformation 4: The Elizabethan Era – John Jewel and the Anglicans
  • Week 25: Mar                                        The English Reformation 5: The Elizabethan Era – The Puritans…continued in summer
  • Week 26: Mar                                        The English Reformation 6: The Elizabethan Era – The Puritans…continued in summer
  • Week 27: Mar                                        The Scottish Reformation 1: John Knox and the Scottish Reformation
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: MAR 25- APR 7        The Scottish Reformation 2: The Theology of John Knox
  • Week 28: Apr                                         The Dutch Reformation 1: Guido de Bres, the Belgic Confession, and Peter Datheen
  • Week 29: Apr                                         The Dutch Reformation 2: The Dutch Revolt (William of Orange) and Jean Taffin, Junius
  • Week 30: Apr                                         The German Reformed Movement 1 – Zacharias Ursinus and the Heidelberg Catechism
  • Week 31: Apr                                         The German Reformed Movement 2 – Zacharias Ursinus and the Heidelberg Catechism
  • Week 32: May                                        The Reformation Polemic against the Anabaptist Heresy
  • Week 33: May                                        The Reformation Polemic against Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation
  • Week 34: May                                        The Theology of the Reformed Confessions
  • Week 35: May                                        The Theology of the Reformed Confessions

SUMMER STUDY: June- Aug                        The Rise of English Puritanism (The Elizabethan Puritans – see handout)                                                               

A Suggested Booklist for Studying 16th Century Reformation History:

  • History Books for Children and Youth
  • World History for Christian Schools – Bob Jones
  • Wikipedia Articles on Historical Subjects
  • Original Source Documents from the Reformers (Catechisms and Sermons)
  • Christianity through the Centuries – Cairns
  • The Greatest Century of Reformation – Peter Hammond
  • Heralds of the Reformation – Richard Hannula
  • Portraits of Faithful Saints – Herman Hanko
  • A Concise History of Christian Thought – Tony Lane
  • The Reformation for Armchair Theologians – Gregg Sunshine
  • Original Works for Children and Youth to Read
  • Martin Luther – Three Treatises
  • Martin Luther – Two Catechisms
  • Martin Luther – How to Pray
  • Zwingli – Excerpts of True and False Religion
  • Henry Bullinger – Excerpts of the Decades
  • John Calvin – Truth for All Time
  • John Calvin – The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life
  • John Calvin – The Institutes of the Christian Religion Abridged
  • Calvin’s Catechism
  • John Jewel – On Scripture
  • The Heidelberg Catechism
  • The Reformed Confessions
  • William Perkins – The Foundations of the Christian Religion
  • Richard Greenham – On Reading Scripture
  • John Foxe – Book of Martyrs (with prefatory addresses)
  • Many Short Sermons/Essays and Small Original Source Material
  • History Books for Students
  • World History for Christian Schools – Bob Jones
  • European Civilization – Ferguson and Braun
  • Wikipedia Articles on Historical Subjects
  • History of the Church: The Reformation – Philip Schaff
  • The Reformation: A Handbook – T.M. Lindsay
  • The Protestant Reformation – Lewis Spitz
  • Pillars of Grace – Steven Lawson
  • Church History Vol.2, Charles Woodbridge
  • The Reformation for Armchair Theologians – Gregg Sunshine
  • Why the Reformation Still Matters – Reeves and Chester
  • The Theology of the Reformers – Timothy George
  • A History of Christian Doctrines – Louis Berkhof
  • Here I Stand: The Life of Martin Luther – Roland Bainton
  • For God and His People: The Life of Huldreich Zwingli – d’Aubigne
  • John Calvin – T.H.L. Parker
  • John Calvin – F. Wendel
  • John Calvin: His Influence on the Western World – W. Stanford Reid
  • Theodore Beza – Shawn Wright
  • The French Huguenots – Gray
  • Five English Reformers – J.C. Ryle
  • The Theology of William Tyndale
  • The English Reformers – Library of Christian Classics
  • The Story of the Scottish Reformation – A.M. Renwick
  • Select Writings of John Knox
  • The Belgic Confession – Gootjes
  • The German Reformed Movement
  • Introduction to the Heidelberg – Bierma
  • The Heidelberg Story – Masselink
  • The Heidelberg Catechism
  • Pilgrimage to Puritanism – Danner
  • Elizabeth I and the Puritans – William Haller
  • Elizabethan Puritanism – Trinterud
  • English Puritanism – John Brown
  • English Puritanism from John Hooper to John Milton
  • A Short History of Puritanism – James Heron
  • A Short History of Puritanism – Brett Woody
  • Original Works of the Reformed Confessions
  • The Creeds of Christendom – Philip Schaff
  • The Reformed Confessions (available on the internet)
  • Original Works for Students to Read
  • The Lutheran Reformation
  • Martin Luther – Three Treatises
  • Martin Luther – Commentary on Galatians
  • Martin Luther – On the Bondage of the Will
  • Philip Melanchthon – On Christian Doctrine
  • The Augsburg Confession
  • The Formula of Concord
  • The Swiss Reformation
  • Huldreich Zwingli – On True and False Religion
  • Huldreich Zwingli – 67 Articles
  • Huldreich Zwingli – On the Clarity of the Word of God
  • Huldreich Zwingli – Exposition of the Christian Faith
  • Huldreich Zwingli – On Providence
  • Martin Bucer – The Kingdom of Christ
  • Martin Bucer – The True Care of Souls
  • Martin Bucer – On Christian Love
  • Henry Bullinger – On Confessing Christ
  • Henry Bullinger – The Decades
  • Henry Bullinger – First Helvetic Confession
  • Henry Bullinger – The Second Helvetic Confession
  • John Calvin – The Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • John Calvin – On the Necessity of Reforming the Church
  • John Calvin – Theological Treatises
  • John Calvin – Sermons on the Pastoral Epistles
  • John Calvin – Sermons on Deuteronomy
  • John Calvin – Commentaries (Excerpts)
  • John Calvin – Treatise against the Anabaptists and Libertines
  • John Calvin – On Predestination
  • The Geneva Confession
  • Pierre Viret – Works
  • Theodore Beza – On the Christian Faith
  • Theodore Beza – Reformation Letter
  • Theodore Beza – Sermons on the Song of Solomon
  • Theodore Beza – On the Rights of Magistrates
  • The French Confession
  • The English Reformation
  • William Tyndale – Pathway into Holy Scripture
  • William Tyndale – Obedience of the Christian Man
  • William Tyndale – The Law of God
  • William Tyndale – Prefaces to the Bible
  • Thomas Cranmer – Preface to the Great Bible
  • Thomas Cranmer – The Book of Homilies
  • Thomas Cranmer – The Book of Common Prayer
  • Peter Martyr Veermigli – A Reader
  • Hugh Latimer – Sermons
  • John Bradford – Sermons
  • Nicholas Ridley – Sermons
  • John Hooper – The Declaration of Christ’s Office
  • John Hooper – The Ten Commandments
  • John Jewel – An Apology of the Church of England
  • John Jewel – Essay on Holy Scripture
  • The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England
  • John Calvin – Preface to the Geneva Bible
  • The Scottish Reformation
  • John Knox – The Reformation in Scotland
  • John Knox – Treatise against the Anabaptists
  • John Knox – Reformation Letters
  • John Knox – First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women
  • The Scottish Confession
  • The Scottish Book of Discipline
  • Christopher Goodman – On Superior Powers
  • John Craig – Catechisms
  • Robert Rollock – The Passion
  • Robert Rollock – Sermons
  • The Dutch and German Reformed Movement
  • Guido de Bres – The Belgic Confession
  • Jean Taffin – The Marks of God’s Children
  • The Heidelberg Catechism
  • Zacharias Ursinus – Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism
  • Zacharias Olevianus – On the Apostle’s Creed
  • Peter Datheen – The Reformed Liturgy
  • Peter Datheen – The Pearl
  • Franciscus Junius – First Principles of Theology
  • Franciscus Junius – The Mosaic Polity
  • Jerome Zanchius – On Christian Doctrine
  • Jerome Zanchius – On Predestination
  • Jerome Zanchius – On the Law of God
  • The Elizabethan Puritan Movement
  • William Tyndale – Obedience of the Christian Man
  • John Hooper – Declaration of Christ’s Office
  • John Hopper – Exposition of the Law of God
  • John Foxe – Book of Martyrs (Acts and Monuments with Prefatory Addresses)
  • The Geneva Bible – with Marginal Notes
  • John a Lasco – On Vestments
  • Thomas Wilcox – Admonition to Parliament
  • William Fulke – A Brief and Plain Declaration
  • Thomas Cartwright – Second Admonition to Parliament
  • Thomas Cartwright – Commentary on Colossians
  • Anthony Gilby – Treatise on Election
  • Anthony Gilby – Commentary on Malachi
  • Christopher Goodman – On Superior Powers
  • Laurence Chaderton – A Fruitful Sermon
  • Arthur Dent – Plain Man’s Pathway to Heaven
  • John Dod – Treatise on the Lord’s Prayer
  • John Dod – Treatise on the Decalogue
  • Richard Greenham – On Reading Scripture
  • Richard Greenham – Treatise on the Sabbath
  • Richard Rogers – Holy Helps for a Godly Life
  • Richard Rogers – Commentary on Judges
  • Edmund Spencer – The Fairie Queen
  • Henry Smith – Sermons
  • William Perkins – The Golden Chain
  • William Perkins – The Whole Duty of Man
  • William Perkins – A Reformed Catholic
  • William Perkins – The Art of Prophesying
  • William Perkins – Commentary on Galatians
  • William Perkins – Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount

Brett Woody, Pastor-Teacher

 

ADVANCED STUDY OF THE 17th CENTURY PURITAN MOVEMENT

A Suggested Schedule for Studying the 17th Century Puritan Movement

  • Week 1: Sept                                   The Early 17th Century: An Overview (1600-1660)
  • Week 2: Sept                                   England and Puritanism: King James Era 1 – The Anglicans (1600-1625)
  • Week 3: Sept                                   England and Puritanism: King James Era 2 – The Puritans (1600-1625)
  • Week 4: Sept                                   England and Puritanism: King Charles Era 1 – Growing Conflict (1625-1640)
  • Week 5: Sept                                   England and Puritanism: The English Colonies: The Pilgrims
  • Week 6: Oct                                     England and Puritanism: The English Colonies: The Puritans 1
  • Week 7: Oct                                     England and Puritanism: The English Colonies: The Puritans 2
  • Week 8: Oct                                     England and Puritanism: The English Civil War (1642-1651)
  • Week 9: Oct                                     England and Puritanism: The Westminster Assembly and Divines (1643-1653)
  • Week 10: Nov                                  England and Puritanism: The Westminster Assembly and Divines (1643-1653)
  • Week 11: Nov                                  England and Puritanism: The Revolution and Oliver Cromwell (1650-1658)
  • Week 12: Nov                                  England and Puritanism: The Scottish Covenanters (1580-1650)
  • Week 13: Nov                                  The Dutch Republic 1: Politics and Reformed Orthodoxy
  • Week 14: Dec                                  The Dutch Republic 2: The Synod of Dordt and Reformed Orthodoxy
  • Week 15: Dec                                  Lutheran Orthodoxy in Germany and the Thirty Years War
  • Week 16: Dec                                  France and the Calvinists under Richelieu (The Huguenots and Jansenism)
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: DEC23 – JAN5               English Puritans: The Westminster Divines and After
  • Week 17: Jan                                    The Later 17th Century: An Overview (1660-1730)
  • Week 18: Jan                                    The Restoration Era 1: Charles II and the Puritan Conflict (1660-1688)
  • Week 19: Jan                                    The Restoration Era 2: The Scottish Covenanters (1660-1688)
  • Week 20: Jan                                    The Restoration Era 3: The Puritan Greats (1660-1688)
  • Week 21: Feb                                   The Restoration Era 4: The Puritan Greats (1660-1688)
  • Week 22: Feb                                   Reformed Orthodoxy on the Continent 1: Turretin
  • Week 23: Feb                                   Reformed Orthodoxy on the Continent 2: Witsius
  • Week 24: Feb                                   Reformed Orthodoxy on the Continent 3: Brakel
  • Week 25: Mar                                  Germany and Lutheran Orthodoxy (1650-1720)
  • Week 26: Mar                                  Germany and the Rise of Pietism (1660-1720)
  • Week 27: Mar                                  French Huguenots and the Reign of King Louis XIV (1660-1715)
  • 2 WEEK BREAK: MAR24-APR 6              The Puritan Greats Continued (Matthew Henry, 1662-1714)
  • Week 28: Apr                                    The Glorious Revolution 1: England (1688-1730) Matthew Henry
  • Week 29: Apr                                    The Glorious Revolution 2: England (1688-1730) Isaac Watts
  • Week 30: Apr                                    The Glorious Revolution 3: The Colonies (1688-1730) Edward Taylor
  • Week 31: Apr                                    The Great Awakening 1: An Historical Overview (1730-1755)
  • Week 32: May                                   The Great Awakening 2: George Whitefield (1730-1755)
  • Week 33: May                                   The Great Awakening 3: The Wesley’s (1730-1755)
  • Week 34: May                                   The Great Awakening 4: The Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards 1
  • Week 35: May                                   The Great Awakening 5: The Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards 2

SUMMER STUDY: June- Aug                    The Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards in contrast to Enlightenment Paganism

A Suggested Booklist for Studying the 17th Century Puritan Movement

  • History Books for Children and Youth
  • World History for Christian Schools – Bob Jones
  • Wikipedia Articles on the English Puritans and more
  • Original Source Documents from the Puritans (Catechisms and Sermons)
  • Christianity through the Centuries – Cairns
  • For Christ’s Crown and Covenant: Puritans and Covenanters – Richard Hannula
  • Portraits of Faithful Saints – Herman Hanko
  • A Concise History of Christian Thought – Tony Lane
  • The English Puritans – John Brown
  • A Short History of the English Puritans – Brett Woody
  • Elizabeth I and the Puritans – Willam Haller
  • Many Short Essays and Small Original Source Material
  • Why Read the Puritans – Joel Beeke
  • Why Read the Puritans – Don Kistler
  • John Bunyan
  • History Books for Students
  • World History for Christian Schools – Bob Jones
  • European Civilization – Ferguson and Braun
  • Wikipedia Articles on Historical Subjects
  • Church History Vol.2, Charles Woodbridge
  • Pillars of Grace – Steven Lawson
  • English Puritans – John Brown
  • A Short History of the Puritans
  • Elizabethan Puritanism
  • Meet the Puritans – Joel Beeke
  • A Puritan Theology – Joel Beeke
  • Tudor Puritanism – Knappen
  • The Rise of Puritanism – William Haller
  • Quest for Godliness – J.I. Packer
  • Introduction to Puritan Theology – Hindson
  • History of the Puritans – 5 Wikipedia articles
  • The Protector – D’Aubigne
  • Puritanism in America – Emerson
  • Numerous Biographies of the Puritans
  • Crisis in the Reformed Churches – de Jong
  • The Dutch Second Reformation – Pronk
  • The Dutch Second Reformation – Joel Beeke
  • The Canons of Dordt
  • Original Works of the 17th Century Puritans
  • Hundreds which are also used in Theology classes, including
  • William Ames – The Marrow of Theology
  • John Preston – The Love of God
  • John Preston – The Breastplate of Faith and Love
  • Robert Bolton – Walking with God
  • Richard Sibbes – The Bruised Reed
  • Richard Bernard – The Isle of Man
  • William Gouge – Domestical Duties
  • Walter Marshall – The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
  • John Cotton – Christ the Fountain of Life
  • Thomas Hooker – The Poor Doubting Sinner Drawn to Christ
  • Thomas Shepherd – The Sincere Convert and the Sound Believer
  • William Secker – The Sincere Christian
  • Isaac Ambrose – Looking Unto Jesus
  • John Bunyan – Pilgrim’s Progress
  • John Bunyan – Holy War
  • John Owen – The Glory of Christ
  • John Owen – The Mortification of Sin
  • John Owen – Apostasy from the Gospel
  • John Owen – Communion with God
  • John Owen – Rules for Walking in Fellowship
  • Matthew Henry – The Secret of Communion with God
  • Matthew Henry – Commentary on the Bible in 6 Volumes
  • Robert Asty – Rejoicing in Christ Jesus
  • Thomas Watson – The Godly Man’s Picture
  • Thomas Watson – A Body of Divinity in 3 Volumes
  • Thomas Watson – On the Beatitudes
  • Thomas Watson – All Things for Good
  • John Flavel – The Mystery of Providence
  • John Flavel – The Fountain of Life
  • John Flavel – The Method of Grace
  • Samuel Bolton – The True Bounds of Christian Freedom
  • Thomas Vincent – The Shorter Catechism Explained
  • William Greenhill – Stop Loving the World
  • Henry Scudder – The Christian’s Daily Walk
  • ongoing
  • Jean Taffin – Marks of God’s Children
  • Francis Gomarus – On Predestination
  • Willem Teelink – The Path of True Godliness
  • Godefridus Udemans – Faith, Hope, and Love
  • Gisbertus Voetius – Practical Theology
  • Jodocus van Lodenstein – A Spiritual Appeal
  • Peter van Mastricht – Theoretical and Practical Theology
  • Peter van Mastricht – The Best Way of Preaching
  • Herman Witsius – Economy of the Covenants
  • Herman Witsius – On the Character of a True Theologian
  • Herman Witsius – The Lord’s Prayer
  • Wilhelm a Brakel – The Christian’s Reasonable Service

Brett Woody, Pastor-Teacher