Meet the Puritans
With a Guide to Modern Reprints
Not since the 19th-century work of Benjamin Brook on the Puritans has there been such a resource book about them put into print. Beautiful edition hardcover with dust jacket.
“Beeke and Pederson have produced a tremendous gift to and resource for all who want an entryway into the study of the Puritans. They not only provide accurate biographical and theological introduction to every Puritan whose works have been reprinted in the last 50 years, but also combine with their helpful summaries an insightful analysis. If this were not enough, they’ve added major appendices that include the Scottish Puritans – those great Scottish theologians who were contemporaries of and like-minded brethren in doctrine and piety with the English Puritans, as well as the Dutch Reformed divines. This is a must-have. I know of nothing like it. If you are looking for a reliable window into the life, theology, piety and ministry of the Puritans, this is it.” — Dr. Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
“ Meet the Puritans is a cornucopia of good things: a remarkable portrait gallery, a wonderful library of biographies, a reader’s guide to great Christian literature, a record of an international movement of the Spirit, a personal tutorial in Puritan history and theology—and much more. The student of Puritanism will often reach for it, and yet the bedtime reader will be enthralled by it. It will persuade you that giants for Christ did once exist. Here are their stories. They will make you want to grow tall spiritually, too.” — Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
“Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson have given us a priceless treasure in this introduction to the Puritans and Puritan literature. I have often wished for just such a resource. An encyclopedic wealth of biographical and bibliographical information has been distilled here in a simple, readable, understandable, and wonderfully useful compendium. For the novice lay person who wants a reliable introduction to the Puritans, this is the perfect handbook. And for the seasoned scholar seeking a catalogue of the best available Puritan literature, this is also an indispensable tool. My prayer is that it will help spark a new wave of interest in the Puritans, a new appreciation for their theology, and especially a revival of their passion for careful biblical exposition.” — Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor-teacher, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California
“Finally, the resource we’ve always needed! Meet the Puritans is one of those books that raises the question: Why has this not been done before now? We are in Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson’s debt for giving us the best introductory book on the Puritans ever made available. Meet the Puritans is nothing less than a who’s-who of the Puritan tradition.” — Dr. R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
About the Authors
Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; and a prolific author.
Randall J. Pederson (M.T.S. Calvin Theological Seminary) is a member of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the author of several publications relating to Puritanism.