William Perkins

William Perkins (Bulkington, Warwickshire, 1558 - 22 oktober 1602) wie in predikant en teolooch dy't ien fan wichtigste lieders fan de puriteinske beweging yn de tsjerke fan Ingelân wie.

William Perkins

Teologyske opfettingsBewurkje

Perkins wie in oanhinger fan de "dûbele predestinaasjelear" en hat in protte war dien om de Ingelsken oan de lear fan Theodore Beza te krijen. Hy wie ferantwurdlik foar de publikaasje yn 't Ingelsk fan Bezá's ferneamde traktaat oer dûbele predestinaasje.

Publikaasjes fan PerkinsBewurkje

  • Libellus de Memoria, Verissimaque Bene Recordandi Scientia (1584)
  • Antidicsonus Cuiusdam Cantabrigiensis (1584)
  • Foure Great Lyers, Striuing Who Shall Win the Siluer Whetstone: Also, A Resolution to the Count (1585)
  • A Treatise Tending Vnto a Declaration Whether a Man be in the Estate of Damnation or in the Estate of Grace: And If he be in the First, How he may in Time Come out of it: if in the second, how he maie discerne it, and perseuere in the same to the end. The points that are handled are set downe in the page following (1590)
  • Armilla aurea, id est, Miranda series causarum et salutis & damnationis iuxta verbum Dei: Eius synopsin continet annexa tabula (1590)
  • A golden chaine, or the description of theologie: containing the order of the causes of saluation and damnation, according to Gods woord. A view of the order wherof, is to be seene in the table annexed (1591)
  • The foundation of Christian religion : gathered into sixe principles. And it is to bee learned of ignorant people, that they may be fit to hear sermons with profit, and to receiue the Lords Supper with comfort (1591)
  • Prophetica, sive, De sacra et vnica ratione concionandi tractatus (1592)
  • A case of conscience : the greatest that euer was; how a man may know whether he be the child of God or no. Resolued by the word of God. Whereunto is added a briefe discourse, taken out of Hier. Zanchius (1592)
  • An exposition of the Lords prayer : in the way of catechising seruing for ignorant people (1592)
  • Tvvo treatises·: I. Of the nature and practise of repentance. II. Of the combat of the flesh and spirit (1593)
  • An exposition of the Lords praier : in the way of catechisme (1593)
  • A direction for the government of the tongue according to Gods word (1593)
  • An exposition of the Symbole or Creed of the Apostles : according to the tenour of the Scriptures, and the consent of orthodoxe Fathers of the Church (1595)
  • A salve for a sicke man, or, A treatise containing the nature, differences, and kindes of death : as also the right manner of dying well. And it may serue for spirituall instruction to 1. Mariners when they goe to sea. 2. Souldiers when they goe to battell. 3. Women when they trauell of child (1595)
  • A declaration of the true manner of knowing Christ crucified (1596)
  • A reformed Catholike, or, A declaration shewing how neere we may come to the present Church of Rome in sundrie points of religion, and wherein we must for euer depart from them : with an advertisement to all fauourers of the Romane religion, shewing that the said religion is against the Catholike principles and grounds of the catechisme (1597)
  • De praedestinationis modo et ordine : et de amplitudine gratiae diuinae Christiana & perspicua disceptatio (1598)
  • Specimen digesti, sive Harmoniæ bibliorum Veteris et Novi Testamneti (1598)
  • A warning against the idolatrie of the last times : And an instruction touching religious, or diuine worship (1601)
  • The true gaine : more in worth then all the goods in the world (1601)
  • How to liue, and that well: in all estates and times, specially when helps and comforts faile (1601)


  • The works of that famous and worthie minister of Christ, in the Universitie of Cambridge, M.W. Perkins : gathered into one volume, and newly corrected according to his owne copies. With distinct chapters, and contents of euery book, and a generall table of the whole (1603)
  • The reformation of couetousnesse: Written vpon the 6. chapter of Mathew, from the 19. verse to the ende of the said chapter (1603)
  • A commentarie or exposition, vpon the fiue first chapters of the Epistle to the Galatians: penned by the godly, learned, and iudiciall diuine (1604)
  • Lectures vpon the three first chapters of the Reuelation: preached in Cambridge anno Dom. 1595 (1604)
  • Gvilielmi Perkinsi Problema de Romanæ fidei ementito Catholicismo. : Estq´; Antidotum contra Thesaurum Catholicum Iodoci Coccij. Et [propaidoia] iuventutis in lectione omnium patrum (1604)
  • The first part of The cases of conscience : Wherein specially, three maine questions concerning man, simply considered in himselfe, are propounded and resolued, according to the word of God (1604)
  • Satans sophistrie ansuuered by our Sauiour Christ: and in diuers sermons further manifested (1604)
  • Hepieíkeia: or, a treatise of Christian equitie and moderation (1604)
  • M. Perkins, his Exhortation to repentance, out of Zephaniah: preached in 2. sermons in Sturbridge Faire. Together with two treatises of the duties and dignitie of the ministrie: deliuered publiquely in the Vniuersitie of Cambridge. With a preface præfixed touching the publishing of all such workes of his as are to be expected: with a catalogue of all the perticulers [sic] of them, diligently perused and published, by a preacher of the word (1605)
  • Works newly corrected according to his owne copies (1605)
  • Of the calling of the ministerie two treatises, describing the duties and dignities of that calling (1605)
  • The combat betweene Christ and the diuell displayed, or A commentarie upon the temptations of Christ (1606)
  • A godlie and learned exposition vpon the whole epistle of Ivde... (1606)
  • A C[hristian] and [plain]e treatise of the manner and order of predestination : and of the largenes of Gods grace (1606)
  • The arte of prophecying, or, A treatise concerning the sacred and onely true manner and methode of preaching (1607)
  • A cloud of faithfull witnesses, leading to the heauenly Canaan, or, A commentarie vpon the 11 chapter to the Hebrewes (1607)
  • A treatise of mans imaginations : Shewing his naturall euill thoughts: His want of good thoughts: The way to reforme them (1607)
  • A discourse of the damned art of witchcraft: so farre forth as it is revealed in the Scriptures and manifest by true experience ... (1608)
  • The vvhole treatise of the cases of conscience : distinguished into three bookes (1608)
  • Christian oeconomie: or, A short survey of the right manner of erecting and ordering a familie : according to the scriptures (1609)
  • A graine of musterd-seede: or, the least measure of grace that is or can be effectuall to saluation (1611)
  • A resolution to the countryman prooving it utterly unlawfull to buy or use our yeerely prognostications (1618)
  • Deaths knell: or, The sicke mans passing-bell : summoning all sicke consciences to pr[e]pare themselues for the coming of the grea[t] day of doome, lest mercies gate be shut against them: fit for all those that desire to arriue at the heauenly Ierusalem. Whereunto are added prayers fit for housholders. The ninth edition. (1628)
  • The works of William Perkins, ed. Ian Breward (1970)

Fierder lêzeBewurkje

  • Christy Desmet, "William Perkins," The Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 281: British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660, Second Series, Detroit: Gale, 2003, sd. 215-28.
  • Donald McKim, Ramism in William Perkins' Theology, New York: Peter Lang, 1987.
  • Ceri Sullivan, The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan, Oxford University Press, 2008, ISBN 9780199547845.