Thomas Goodwin (1600–1680) was a faithful pastor, Westminster divine, advisor to Oliver Cromwell, and president of Magdalen College, Oxford. In this book, Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones acquaint the reader with Goodwin through an informative biographical introduction. The remainder of the book, 35 selections from across the works of Goodwin, displays Goodwin’s constant attention to Christ in his various theological engagements. You will learn much about the life and works of this influential Puritan, and perhaps, be strengthened with a habitual sight of Christ.
“Christology lay at the very heart of the best of Reformed Orthodox theology and practice. In this short book the reader is not only introduced to a brilliant Puritan theologian but also to the very center of his vital Christian piety. I hope this book introduces the writings of Goodwin to a new generation.” - Carl Trueman
“In the long line of distinguished Puritans known as the ‘Spiritual Brotherhood,’ Thomas Goodwin had a formative impact on a host of contemporaries, including John Owen. On many a day while writing my doctoral dissertation on Goodwin, I found myself overwhelmed with emotion as well as penetrating insight as this servant of God set Christ forth in His saving office. Thomas Goodwin’s work defies any tidy division between doctrine and doxology.” - Mike Horton
Table of Contents:
Introduction: The Piety of Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680)
Christ Excels Joseph
Christ Longs for His Own Return
Sitting in Heaven
Crying Us into Heaven
Christ Dwelling in Our Hearts by Faith
Christ’s Perfections are our Perfections
Christ by Piecemeal
Christ, the Marrow of the Gospel
Reconciliation Through Christ
“Christ above Moses”
God’s Greatest Work (1)
God’s Greatest Work (2)
Possessing Christ by Faith
One Foot on Christ, Another on Yourself?
No Union, No Justification
Communion with Christ
Elected to Inseparable Union with Christ
Purchasing and Bestowing
Gathered to Christ or Satan?
Sitting at the Right Hand
Summed up in Christ
Christ Putting Beauty on the Body
Living Like Christ
The Revenues of His Death
Joy in God’s Glory
Weak, But Accepted for Christ’s Sake
Christ’s Works of Glory
Restoring Beauty to His Bride
“The Son’s Special Act”
Never Leaving Christ Out
The Mystery of His Will in Christ
Treasures in Heaven
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