The Age of the Puritans Volume 2

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This volume of The Age of the Puritans (late 16th century and 17th century) begins with Theodore Beza's 1575 catechism, brief and simple enough to be learned by children. William Perkins preaches a sermon on a life centred on 'Christ crucified', Pierre du Moulin, the Huguenot, on suffering as a Christian and Richard Sibbes on 1 Peter 4:18. John Owen gives his oppinion on how dissenters should consider their own excommunication. Richard Sibbes preaches sermons on 1 Peter 4:17-19 and Philippians 1:23-24. Thomas Cartwright's preface to the Admonition to the parliament was a petitionary address to the two houses of parliament, humbly submitting to them the great need of reforming the church, furnishing a detail of what the puritans wished to see reformed and exhibiting the obvious occasion of the sufferings inflicted upon worthy ministers of Jesus Christ. William Fulke preaches on 2 Samuel 24:1, William Perkins summarises the positive and negative implications of the 10 commandments, Edward Fisher asks whether it is appropriate for someone to be barred from the Lord's Supper and the implications of an affirmative answer. Then come an exchange between Pierre du Moulin and Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, a Protestant and Roman Catholic in France. Giovanni Diodati writes from Geneva to England during the First English Civil War, Queen Elizabeth I of England gives her view of transubstantiation in verse and then a brief letter from Church of England Bishop John Jewel to Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester about Jewel's answer to Thomas Harding's (1516–1572) book against the Church of England. Theodore Beza responds to those who say that the plague is not infectious because it is sent by God and who say it is wrong to flee from the plague. An appendix to Lambert Daneau's commentary on 1 Timothy discusses church government and discipline and the volume closes with Beza's second speech to the prelates of France at the Colloquy of Poissy after controversy about his statements about the Lord's Supper.
(Summary by InTheDesert using PD sources)

Other volumes in this series:
The Age of the Puritans Vol. 1
The Age of the Puritans Vol. 3
(8 hr 37 min)


A Little Catechism 20:31 Read by InTheDesert
A Declaration of the True Manner of Knowing Christ Crucified 48:31 Read by InTheDesert
A Preparation to Sufferings for the Gospel of Jesus Christ 46:40 Read by InTheDesert
The Difficulty of Salvation 22:48 Read by InTheDesert
A Letter Concerning the Matter of the Present Excommunications 35:02 Read by InTheDesert
The Church's Visitation 45:44 Read by InTheDesert
Christ is Best 50:43 Read by InTheDesert
The Preface of the Admonition 4:16 Read by InTheDesert
A Godly and Learned Sermon, preached before an Honourable Auditorie the 26th da… 1:01:57 Read by InTheDesert
The Whole Duty of Man 13:27 Read by InTheDesert
Questions Preparatory to the Better, Free, and more Christian Administration of… 10:27 Read by InTheDesert
The Letter of Monsieur de Moulin, to Monsieur de Balzac 3:20 Read by InTheDesert
The Answer of Monsieur de Balzac, to Monsieur du Moulin 8:03 Read by InTheDesert
The Reply of Monsieur du Moulin, To Monsieur de Balzac 18:58 Read by InTheDesert
An Answer sent to the Ecclesiastical Assembly at London 21:13 Read by InTheDesert
Queen Elizabeth's Opinion concerning Transubstantiation 4:26 Read by InTheDesert
Letter of Bishop Jewel to the Earl of Leicester, Jan. 30, 1564 2:22 Read by InTheDesert
A Learned Treatise of the Plague 55:35 Read by InTheDesert
The Judgement of Lambert Daneau touching Certain Points now in Controversy 30:48 Read by InTheDesert
The Second Oration of Theodore Beza at Poussy, in the Assembly of the Prelates … 12:57 Read by InTheDesert