J.I. Packer's chapters on Jonathan Edward's theology of revival, the Puritan idea of communion with God, and the Puritan conscience serve as highlights of the second volume of Puritan Papers. Equally important are D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones's chapters on true and false knowledge and "Puritan Perplexities: Lessons from 1640-1662." Biographical chapters feature, in addition to Edwards, Philip Doddridge, John Knox, William Perkins, Thomas Boston, and John Owen. Themes developed in these sixteen papers include Revival Apostasy Communion With God Christian Joy Missions Preaching Divine Intercession Casuistry Conscience Christology
The republication of these studies will . . . furnish Christians today with insight into the rich heritage of Puritan thought. In the shallowness, pragmatism, and confusion of much current evangelicalism, the depth, conviction, and steadiness of the Puritans can again help renew the churches.
[The conference papers] provide an invaluable resource for those who love Puritanism.
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