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By Thomas Goodwin / James Nichol / 1861–1866
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The Works of Thomas Goodwin (12 Vols.) contains the commentaries, sermons, and theological treatises of one of Puritan England’s most influential theologians. Thomas Goodwin’s theological reflection, biblically-rooted sermons, and deep piety stems from a close acquaintance with religious persecution and a profound respect for Scripture. Because his writings affirm the work of God in a perilous world, Goodwin’s theological and biblical exposition was as important to his original audience as it is inspirational to contemporary readers.
Logos is pleased to offer The Works of Thomas Goodwin—the twelve volume academic standard published by James Nichol. In addition to dozens of theological treatises, sermons, commentaries, and discourses, these volumes also contain Goodwin’s memoirs and a lengthy appendix of his short quotes and aphorisms—all completely searchable and more accessible than ever with your Libronix Digital Library.
He speaks the intimacies of things from an inward sense and feeling of them in his own heart, to the particular cases and experiences of others.
Thomas Goodwin was born in Norfolk in England on October 5, 1600 as the oldest son of Richard and Catherine Goodwin. At the age of six, Goodwin, in his own words, “began to have some slighter workings of the Holy Spirit.” He attended Christ’s College in Cambridge, and was ordained as a preacher in 1625 and as a lecturer at Trinity Church in 1633.
In 1634, he resigned and in 1639 was forced to flee to the Netherlands to escape persecution.
After Goodwin returned to England, he became a member of the Westminster Assembly, and frequently preached in Parliament. In 1656, he also became chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Along with John Owen, Thomas Goodwin was instrumental in writing the Westminster Confession of 1658.
In 1660, Goodwin returned to London and served as pastor of Fetter Lane Independent Church, where he remained until his death in 1680.