Which Book Collection/works do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Puritan Literature' started by Abeard, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. John Owen

    64.3%
  2. Thomas Brooks

    33.3%
  3. Robert Hawker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Richard Sibbes

    19.0%
  5. John Flavel

    14.3%
  6. David Clarkson

    2.4%
  7. Jonathan Edwards

    35.7%
  8. Stephen Charnock

    16.7%
  9. George Swinnock

    7.1%
  10. Robert Rollock

    2.4%
  11. RL Dabney (Discussions)

    7.1%
  12. Robert Trail

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Edward Reynolds

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Thomas Goodwin

    11.9%
  15. William Bates

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. John Bunyan

    21.4%
  17. William Bridge

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. John Howe

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Thomas Peck

    7.1%
  20. Edward Payson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Robert Murray M'Cheyne (Sermons)

    7.1%
  22. John Murray

    7.1%
  23. John Calvin

    85.7%
  24. Matthew Henry

    45.2%
  25. JC Ryle

    28.6%
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  1. Abeard

    Abeard Puritan Board Freshman

    Out of this list which book collection would you purchase (if money was not an issue) or if you have them all ;)what has been the most valuable to you?

    PS Feel free to enlighten me on any other works that I have not included :)
     
  2. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    ??? List? What list?
     
  3. Abeard

    Abeard Puritan Board Freshman

    Is it up now?
     
  4. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritan Board Doctor

    Yep. Thanks. Calvin, Edwards, Owen, Charnock, and Bunyan.
     
  5. Justified

    Justified Puritan Board Sophomore

    I voted from only from those I've been exposed to: Owen, Calvin, and Bunyan (although I accidentally didn't vote for him).
     
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    plus Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson (not on your list -- for shame!)
     
  7. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    I vote Thomas Boston.
     
  8. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    Where's Thomas Watson?!

    I suppose Calvin would be useful, though.
     
  9. Logan

    Logan Puritan Board Junior

    It's hard to go wrong with Calvin. His sermons are treasures of practical teaching and Christian living, his polemical writings are deep and thoughtful, and his commentaries are still something of the standard for biblical exposition. He has long been my favorite author (and not just because I'm a calvinist!)

    Brooks is likewise clear, fresh, and practical. Always a pleasure.

    Edwards and Owen are very good but tend more toward the "brainy" side of theology. The more I read of it the more I appreciate the "simple" encouragement for the Christian as opposed to controversy.

    Ryle is one of the clearest and most endearing theological writers of the 19th century (the dark ages of writing and typography :) )

    Henry is great and I have benefited much from him. His style is much more "applying" than "expositing". Bunyan is similar, but I find I can only take so much of his style from his general writings. He's more flowery than I'm used to and seems better in smaller doses.

    Flavel I have read little of, but I know Archibald Alexander encouraged his students to read him completely through.
     
  10. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    No Thornwell or aBrakel or Bavinck or Warfield or Burroughs or Bannerman or Turretin? Eh, I'll go ahead and vote on what's there...
     
  11. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

    I cannot believe that my collected writings, volume 1, are not on that list.
     
  12. whirlingmerc

    whirlingmerc Puritan Board Sophomore

    Richard Sibbes would be the one I would like the most
     
  13. Abeard

    Abeard Puritan Board Freshman

    unfortunately there was only 25 spots for the poll so a few had to be left off the "team"

    Watson is definitely one of my favourites! I didn't include him because a lot of his works are puritan paperback.

    Thanks for the detailed response Logan! Very helpful.

    Ben, maybe in 300 plus years your works will be included on the list ;) haha
     
  14. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    Where is Thomas Manton? I would have voted for him if he had been on the poll. Thomas Boston is also very very important.
     
  15. Pilgrim72

    Pilgrim72 Puritan Board Junior

    I would've voted for Manton as well. His collected works are such a blessing.
     
  16. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    I vote Jeremiah Burroughs, John Calvin, Samuel Rutherford, and Bavinck. Ebwards also.
     
  17. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Senior

    I voted on what was there though John Gill, and Matthew Poole among others were absent.
     
  18. Alan D. Strange

    Alan D. Strange Puritan Board Junior

    Many greats have already been cited, so I won't repeat them.

    Where are the Princetonians? Warfield was mentioned (and Alexander, offhandedly), though neither Miller nor the Hodges. I would also add Vos and Machen.

    Peace,
    Alan
     
  19. Philip

    Philip Puritan Board Graduate

    I went for Calvin and Owen, but Bavinck should have been up there, as others have said.
     
  20. Abeard

    Abeard Puritan Board Freshman

    Interesting. I did not know Bavinck and Burroughs were such influential writers. Manton I should of included.

    I based my list mostly from "Meet the Puritans"

    Thanks all for the responses!
     
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