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  • Collection: Theology

Ancilla pietatis: or, The hand-maid to private devotion

A devotional manual consisting of 'instructions, hymnes and prayers, fitted to the Christian feasts and fasts'. This must have been a new acquisition in William Corbett's shop as it was published in 1626. Read the full text of this edition here.

Disce vivere: learn to live. Disce mori: learn to die.

Two treatises, 'Wherein is shewed, in what manner every well-disposed Christian may learne, first how to liue the life of the righteous, and then how to dye the death of the righteous'.The full texts of earlier editions of these treatises are…

The practice of piety

A highly popular and influential manual of Christian living, which was first published in 1612, running to 46 editions by 1640. Read the full text of the 1613 edition here.

Six evangelical histories

An exposition of John's gospel, chapters 2-4. The title refers to six stories which take place in this section of scripture: of 'water turned into wine', 'the temple's purgation', 'Christ and Nicodemus', 'John's last testimony', 'Christ, and the…

A godly and learned exposition of Christ's Sermon on the Mount

William Perkins (1558-1602) was a highly popular and influential English theologan, who wrote over forty works. This sermon on Matthew 5-7 (the Sermon on the Mount) was published after his death. Read the full text of this edition here.

The History of Tithes

John Selden's 'History of Tithes', an essay on the historical basis of the tithe system, was highly controversial. Selden implicitly denied the 'divine right of kings' by arguing that the church had a legal but not a divine right to tithes (ten…

A cloud of faithful witnesses, leading to the heavenly Canaan

William Perkins (1558-1602) was a prolific and influential theologan. This text, a sermon on Hebrews 11, was published after Perkins' death by 'by Will. Crashawe, and Tho. Pierson, Preachers of Gods Word: who heard him preach it, and wrote it from…

[Nicholas Byfield on 1 or 2 Peter]

Nicholas Byfield published sermons on various parts of the books of 1 and 2 Peter. It is not clear which of these works the inventory refers to.

Of domestical duties

A series of eight treatises based on Ephesians, on the duties of wives, husbands, children, servants and masters. The full text of the 1655 edition of this work is available online.

The Buckler of the Faith

An English translation of the French work 'Bouclier de la foy', a defence of reformed churches in France.