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William Perkins and the Development of Puritan Preaching

Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. visits Christ the Center to speak about William Perkins’ role in the development of Puritan preaching. Pipa argues that Perkins’ overall influence and his book The Arte of Prophecying were significant factors in shifting the dominant Puritan model for preaching.


Perkins, William. The Art of Prophecying, or, A treatise concerning the sacred and only true manner and method of preaching. London: Printed by Iohn Legatt, 1631.

Pipa, Jr. Joseph A. Root and Branch. Evangelical Press, 1997.

———. The Covenant. Southern Presbyterian Press, 2005.

———. The Lord’s Day. Christian Focus, 1996.

———.Westminster Confession Of Faith Study Book: A Study Guide for Churches. Christian Focus, 2005.

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