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Profiles in Reformed Spirituality - The Wholesome Doctrine of the Gospel: Faith and Love in the Writings of William Perkins
Ballitch, Andrew & Stephen Yuille

Profiles in Reformed Spirituality - The Wholesome Doctrine of the Gospel: Faith and Love in the Writings of William Perkins

ISBN: 9781601786814
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Book Description:

The Wholesome Doctrine of the Gospel familiarizes readers with one of England's most influential theologians, William Perkins.

In the opening biographical sketch, Andrew S. Ballitch and J. Stephen Yuille give an overview of Pekins's life, theology, and piety. Then, in thirty-two excerpts, readers learn about the relationship between faith and love from Perkins himself as he explains the foundational "grounds of doctrine to be believed" and "grounds of doctrine to be practiced." Rather than treating theology as a subject for mere academic debate, Perkins calls for true Christian devotion that moves beyond intellectual assent to heartfelt dedication to Christ.

Series Description

Interest in the Puritans continues to grow, but many people find reading these giants of the faith a bit unnerving. Puritan Treasures for Today seeks to overcome that barrier by presenting Puritan books that are convenient in size and unintimidating in length. Each book is carefully edited with modern readers in mind, smoothing out difficult language of a bygone era while retaining the meaning of the original authors. Books for the series are thoughtfully selected to provide some of the best counsel on important subjects that people continue to wrestle with today.


Andrew S. Ballitch is associate pastor of preaching and ministries at Westwood Alliance Church in Mansfield, Ohio, and the author of The Gloss and the Text: William Perkins on Interpreting Scripture with Scripture.

J. Stephen Yuille is the vice president of academics at Heritage College and Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario. He also serves as associate professor of biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.


"In The Wholesome Doctrine of the Gospel, Andrew Ballitch and Stephen Yuille have given us a splendid combination of a mini biography of the great William Perkins followed by a series of expertly selected passages from his pen which instruct and delight as well as help us to appreciate and love the message he preached. Here is a little book to be read slowly, enjoyed frequently, and treasured permanently."
--Sinclair B. Ferguson, teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries and chancellor's professor of Systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

"This book is an excellent introduction to the theology and piety of this very important Puritan who influenced generations of believers in England, New England, and beyond. William Perkin's writings were not only relevant for past generations but they continue to be for the twenty-first-century church."
--Barry Howson, academic dean of the seminary, Heritage College and Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 140
Author: Ballitch, Andrew & Stephen Yuille
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2020