From the Publisher
About the Author
It is perhaps the greatest tribute to Jeremiah Burroughs that his contemporaries held him in such high esteem. No less men of renown than Thomas Goodwin, William Greenhill, and William Bridge published six volumes of writings after his death because of their regard for his piety.
Jeremiah Burroughs was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was a colleague to Edmund Calamy at Bury St. Edmunds. He was rector at St. Margarets, Tivetshall from 1631-1636, a church that is still standing in Suffold. Because of his non-conformity, he fled to Holland and settled at Rotterdam where he was a colleague of William Bridge. Upon his return to England, he was chosen preacher to the congregations at Stepney and Cripplegate in London, two of the largest congregations in all of England.
A member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, Burroughs was also beloved for his gentle spirit. Richard Baxter said of him, "If all the Episcopalians had been like Archbishop Ussher, all the Presbyterians like Mr. Stephen Marshall, and all the Independents like Jeremiah Burroughs, the breaches of the church would soon have been healed.