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A Classic Puritan Work on Contentment in the Christian
Jeremiah Burroughs

by Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)

Jeremiah Burroughs was an English Congregationalist and a well-known Puritan preacher that was born in 1600 in England, United Kingdom. He studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and was graduated M.A. in 1624, but left the university because of non-conformity. He was assistant to Edmund Calamy at Bury St. Edmunds, and in 1631 became rector of Tivetshall, Norfolk. He was suspended for non-conformity in 1636 and soon afterward deprived, he went to Rotterdam (1637) and became "teacher" of the English church there. He returned to England in 1641 and served as preacher at Stepney and Cripplegate, London. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly and one of the few who opposed the Presbyterian majority. He died November 13, 1646 in London.


Part One: Contentment

1. Christian Contentment Described
2. The Mystery of Contentment
3. How Christ Teaches Contentment
4. The Excellence of Contentment

Part Two: Murmuring

5. The Evils of a Murmuring Spirit
6. Aggravations of the Sin of Murmuring
7. The Excuses of a Murmuring Heart

Part Three: Applications and Conclusions

8. How to Attain Contentment

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