A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Puritan Pastor
Thomas Manton (1620–77) was an influential Puritan preacher and an important figure in English society. This book has two aims: to introduce readers in an engaging manner to Manton and, through this pivotal figure, to provide an introduction to the movement known as “Puritanism,” concisely addressing its historical, social, and political contexts.
“This delightful and well-written book will surely be a springboard for any who want to grapple with Manton proper.” — Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Once a shining star in the Puritan firmament, long-forgotten Thomas Manton fully deserves the renewed appreciation that he receives here.” — J. I. Packer, Regent College
About the Author
Derek Cooper (MA, MDiv, Biblical Seminary; PhD, Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia) is assistant professor of biblical studies and historical theology, associate director of the DMin program, and director of the LEAD MDiv program at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including Christianity and World Religions: An Introduction to the World’s Major Faiths.
Table of Contents
- A Seventeenth-Century English Preacher: Manton in Context
- His Commentary on James: Manton as Biblical Interpreter
- Selected Sermons: Manton as Public Preacher
- Continuing the Journey: Manton’s Legacy and Works
Also contains valuable sections on:
- The sacraments
- Learning How to Meditate
- Living as a Christian Citizen
- Jesus’ Call to Self-Denial