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Book update: Works of William Perkins (1558-1602)

Book update
Works of William Perkins (1558-1602)

perkinsworks.jpgJoel Beeke and Derek Thomas are hard at work editing the Works of William Perkins (1558-1602). The Reformation Heritage edition will be published in six volumes with the first volume expected (roughly) sometime in February/March of 2008.

If I recall accurately from my travels to Grand Rapids, Beeke’s old edition of Perkins’ Works originates from the personal library of Charles Spurgeon and bear his signature and markings. Ironically, Spurgeon considered Perkins “dull” and “terribly prosy.” (Richard Sibbes and Jonathan Edwards liked Perkins.)

More interesting biographical details about “supralapsarian Perkins” and his works can be found in Meet the Puritans (pp. 469-480).

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