Beginning with a history of former editions of Ezekiel Hopkins’ works, an account of the current edition, and a biography on the life of Hopkins, the first volume in this set also includes two appendixes and an analysis of his writings. After a few brief sermons, the volume launches into almost forty pages of Q&A regarding the Lord’s Prayer, followed by an exposition on the Ten Commandments.
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Ezekiel Hopkins, born in Ireland in 1634, grew up in the Church of Ireland where he was a chorister for about five years. He studied at Oxford and graduated in 1656, living in England as a preacher after that. The Act of Uniformity of 1662, a set of rulings requiring uniformity in the Church, affected Hopkins. At that point he conformed to the Church of England. Later in life he became Bishop of Londonderry. He died in 1690.