(Mostly) Puritan treatises and sermons during times of plague and pestilence. (Many links inside.)

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Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
Hello, beloved in Christ. A brother and coworker at RHB compiled these treatises and sermons and sent them out to us this morning. I think these are relevant to much of the discussion that has been taking place on the board as of late.

I have personally read and can recommend the ones by Samuel Davies, Edward Reynolds, William Bridge, Thomas Brooks, and Thomas Vincent.

I pray they may be a balm in such times as these. Please share any thoughts or quotes as you read through any of the linked works. I would love for this thread to be an ongoing discussion and source of encouragement.

Joseph Hall — Comforts Against Public Calamities

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A...oup;rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1;q1=pestilence


Samuel Shaw — A Welcome to the Plague and Farewell to Life

https://archive.org/details/sufferingchristi00vint/page/258/mode/2up


Edward Reynolds — Being a Day of Solemn Humiliation for the Continuing Pestilence

https://ota.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repos...024/A57156/A57156.html?sequence=5&isAllowed=y


Thomas Doolittle — A Spiritual Antidote Against Sinful Contagion in Dying Times, a Cordial for believers in dying times with a corrosive for wicked men in dying times

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/...=works;view=toc;xc=1;rgn1=author;q1=doolittle


Arthur Hildersham — The Doctrine of Fasting and Prayer and Humiliation for Sin

https://www.apuritansmind.com/the-c...ation-for-sin-by-arthur-hildersham-1563-1632/


William Cupper — Certain Sermons Concerning God's Late Visitation in the City of London

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=6fpiAAAAcAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP4


William Bridge — The Righteous Man's Habitation in the time of Plague and Pestilence

https://archive.org/details/righteousmanshab00brid/page/n5/mode/2up

Thomas Vincent — God's Terrible Voice in the City

https://books.google.com/books?id=-WoPAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false


Thomas Brooks — A Heavenly Cordial for All Those Servants of the Lord that Have Had the Plague

https://books.google.com/books?id=5...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


John Wilson — A song of deliverance for the lasting remembrance of Gods wonderful works never to be forgotten.

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/evans/N00235.0001.001/1:4.4?rgn=div2;view=fulltext


William Crashaw — London's Lamentation for Her Sins

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A19581.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


Thomas Doolittle — A Serious Enquiry For a Suitable Return, for Continued Life, in and after a Time of Great Mortality, by a Wasting Plague

http://downloads.it.ox.ac.uk/ota-public/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A36/A36329.html


Matthew Mead — Solomon's Prescription for the Removal of the Pestilence, or, The Discovery of the Plague of our Hearts, in Order to the Healing of that in our Flesh

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A50491.0001.001/1:3?rgn=div1;view=fulltext


Thomas Blake — Living Truths in Dying Times: Some Meditations Occasioned by the Present Judgment of the Plague

https://archive.org/details/livingtruth00blak/page/n4/mode/2up


Gideon Harvey — A Discourse of the Plague. Containing The Nature, Causes, Signs, and Presages of the Pestilence in general. Together with the state of the present Contagion.

https://ota.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repos...024/A43015/A43015.html?sequence=5&isAllowed=y


Unknown Author — London's Lamentation, Or a Fit Admonishment for City and Country, Wherein is Described Certain Causes of this Affliction and Visitation of the Plague

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A49098.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


Thomas Draxe — Of the Plague or Pestilence, in The Christian Armory

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A20802.0001.001/1:3.5?rgn=div2;view=fulltext


Obadiah Hughes — The Good Man's Security in Times of Publick Calamity

https://archive.org/details/b30356210/mode/2up


John Hooper — An Homily to be Read in the Time of Pestilence

https://archive.org/stream/parkersocietyfor46park#page/162/mode/2up


James Balmsford — A Short Dialog Concerning the Plague's Infection

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A03264.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


Henry Burton — A Most Godly Sermon Shewing the Necessity of Selfe-denyall and Humiliation, by Prayer and Fasting before the Lord; in regard of the present Plague we now lye under.

https://ota.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repos...024/A30644/A30644.html?sequence=5&isAllowed=y


Patrick Symon — A Brief Exhortation to Those who are Shut up from our Society, and Deprived at Present of Public Instruction (Simon was an Anglican Arminian, not a Puritan, but I think he has some good insights on this topic)

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=gVwCbCky3fYC&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA263


Benjamin Grosvenor — Preparation for Death, the Best Preservative Against the Plague

https://books.google.com/books?id=l...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


Samuel Davies — This Very Year you are Going to Die. (Davies delivered this sermon at Princeton on New Year's Day, 1761. He preached on Jer. 28:16 proclaiming that "it is not only possible--but highly probable, that death may meet some of us within the compass of this year." Almost prophetically, Davies died one month later from pneumonia, on February 4, 1761.)

https://www.biblebb.com/files/davies/this_very_year_die.htm
 

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
Thanks, Robert. I have read a couple of them recently and others in the distant past, but I will hopefully dig into a few more of them in the coming days.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
Wow, what a treasure trove! What would your recommendation be to read first?

William Bridge, Vincent, or Reynolds.
If you are looking for something smaller to get your feet wet, the sermon by Samuel Davies would be a great place to start. His three-volume collected sermons are very dear to me.

William Bridge is one of my favorite Puritan authors.

Check out this link to get a taste of his style:
https://www.puritanboard.com/thread...-importance-of-christs-priestly-office.99748/

Thomas Vincent is a very convicting author. He wrote one of the sweetest treatise on Christ, The True Christian's Love to the Unseen Christ. He also wrote the urgent treatise, Christ's Sudden Appearance. I read God's Terrible Voice last week. He gives a fascinating historical overview of the events of the Great Plague and Fire.

If you start to read one of these and find that it isn't the best quality, let me know and I will get you a better link.
 

chuckd

Puritan Board Sophomore
The sermon by Obadiah Hughes used the same text that the President of Uganda used to announce restrictions on the people.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
The sermon by Obadiah Hughes used the same text that the President of Uganda used to announce restrictions on the people.

Thank you for the anecdote. I don't have the time to check at the moment. I have a quarantine date with my lovely wife. What text would that be?
 

Seeking_Thy_Kingdom

Puritan Board Sophomore
Thank you for the anecdote. I don't have the time to check at the moment. What text would that be?
Not a bad choice at all:

Isaiah 26:20–21 :
20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers,
And shut thy doors about thee:
Hide thyself as it were for a little moment,
Until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity
 

JM

Puritan Board Doctor
Hello, beloved in Christ. A brother and coworker at RHB compiled these treatises and sermons and sent them out to us this morning. I think these are relevant to much of the discussion that has been taking place on the board as of late.

I have personally read and can recommend the ones by Samuel Davies, Edward Reynolds, William Bridge, Thomas Brooks, and Thomas Vincent.

I pray they may be a balm in such times as these. Please share any thoughts or quotes as you read through any of the linked works. I would love for this thread to be an ongoing discussion and source of encouragement.

Joseph Hall — Comforts Against Public Calamities

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A...oup;rgn=div1;view=fulltext;xc=1;q1=pestilence


Samuel Shaw — A Welcome to the Plague and Farewell to Life

https://archive.org/details/sufferingchristi00vint/page/258/mode/2up


Edward Reynolds — Being a Day of Solemn Humiliation for the Continuing Pestilence

https://ota.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repos...024/A57156/A57156.html?sequence=5&isAllowed=y


Thomas Doolittle — A Spiritual Antidote Against Sinful Contagion in Dying Times, a Cordial for believers in dying times with a corrosive for wicked men in dying times

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo2/...=works;view=toc;xc=1;rgn1=author;q1=doolittle


Arthur Hildersham — The Doctrine of Fasting and Prayer and Humiliation for Sin

https://www.apuritansmind.com/the-c...ation-for-sin-by-arthur-hildersham-1563-1632/


William Cupper — Certain Sermons Concerning God's Late Visitation in the City of London

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=6fpiAAAAcAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PP4


William Bridge — The Righteous Man's Habitation in the time of Plague and Pestilence

https://archive.org/details/righteousmanshab00brid/page/n5/mode/2up

Thomas Vincent — God's Terrible Voice in the City

https://books.google.com/books?id=-WoPAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false


Thomas Brooks — A Heavenly Cordial for All Those Servants of the Lord that Have Had the Plague

https://books.google.com/books?id=5...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


John Wilson — A song of deliverance for the lasting remembrance of Gods wonderful works never to be forgotten.

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/evans/N00235.0001.001/1:4.4?rgn=div2;view=fulltext


William Crashaw — London's Lamentation for Her Sins

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A19581.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


Thomas Doolittle — A Serious Enquiry For a Suitable Return, for Continued Life, in and after a Time of Great Mortality, by a Wasting Plague

http://downloads.it.ox.ac.uk/ota-public/tcp/Texts-HTML/free/A36/A36329.html


Matthew Mead — Solomon's Prescription for the Removal of the Pestilence, or, The Discovery of the Plague of our Hearts, in Order to the Healing of that in our Flesh

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A50491.0001.001/1:3?rgn=div1;view=fulltext


Thomas Blake — Living Truths in Dying Times: Some Meditations Occasioned by the Present Judgment of the Plague

https://archive.org/details/livingtruth00blak/page/n4/mode/2up


Gideon Harvey — A Discourse of the Plague. Containing The Nature, Causes, Signs, and Presages of the Pestilence in general. Together with the state of the present Contagion.

https://ota.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repos...024/A43015/A43015.html?sequence=5&isAllowed=y


Unknown Author — London's Lamentation, Or a Fit Admonishment for City and Country, Wherein is Described Certain Causes of this Affliction and Visitation of the Plague

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A49098.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


Thomas Draxe — Of the Plague or Pestilence, in The Christian Armory

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A20802.0001.001/1:3.5?rgn=div2;view=fulltext


Obadiah Hughes — The Good Man's Security in Times of Publick Calamity

https://archive.org/details/b30356210/mode/2up


John Hooper — An Homily to be Read in the Time of Pestilence

https://archive.org/stream/parkersocietyfor46park#page/162/mode/2up


James Balmsford — A Short Dialog Concerning the Plague's Infection

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/A03264.0001.001?rgn=main;view=fulltext


Henry Burton — A Most Godly Sermon Shewing the Necessity of Selfe-denyall and Humiliation, by Prayer and Fasting before the Lord; in regard of the present Plague we now lye under.

https://ota.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/repos...024/A30644/A30644.html?sequence=5&isAllowed=y


Patrick Symon — A Brief Exhortation to Those who are Shut up from our Society, and Deprived at Present of Public Instruction (Simon was an Anglican Arminian, not a Puritan, but I think he has some good insights on this topic)

https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=gVwCbCky3fYC&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA263


Benjamin Grosvenor — Preparation for Death, the Best Preservative Against the Plague

https://books.google.com/books?id=l...ce=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


Samuel Davies — This Very Year you are Going to Die. (Davies delivered this sermon at Princeton on New Year's Day, 1761. He preached on Jer. 28:16 proclaiming that "it is not only possible--but highly probable, that death may meet some of us within the compass of this year." Almost prophetically, Davies died one month later from pneumonia, on February 4, 1761.)

https://www.biblebb.com/files/davies/this_very_year_die.htm
Thank you! I'll will share this.

Yours in the Lord,

jm
 

Von

Puritan Board Sophomore
A great blog post by Michael Horton from WHI.

And I'll add the Luther letter just for reference.
 

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