The Way to True Happiness: 24 Sermons on the BeatitudesISBN: 9781573580748
Robert Harris, 17th century Puritan preacher and President of Trinity College, lays down not only the essence of true happiness, but how it is to be obtained. There are other fine works on the portion of the Sermon the Mount known as the 'Beatitudes', most notably those by Thomas Watson and Jeremiah Burroughs. This one by Harris will take its rightful place with them.
Robert Harris was born in Broad Campden, Gloucestershire, in 1581. At the age of 15 he matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he studied under Mr. Goffe, a fine logician and a Puritan. Harris received his B.A. in 1600 and, in spite of his father's desire that he become a lawyer, pursued the ministry. He replaced the famous Mohn Dod, who had been silenced for non-conformity by the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Hamwell. By the 1620's, Robert Harris' preaching had become something of a legend in its own right, and Harris was in wide demand as a visiting preacher. In 1642 he joined the Westminster Assembly, and in 1645 became one of seven men nominated to frame the Confession of Faith. In 1648, Harris assumed the presidency of Trinity College. He died on December 11, 1658, and is buried in the graveyard of that college.
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|Publisher:||Soli Deo Gloria Publications|