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A DISPUTE AGAINST ENGLISH POPISH CEREMONIES: A Classic on True Biblical Worship from a Scottish Puritan Divine
George Gillespie

544 PAGE - smyth-sewn hardcover with a dust jacket, color frontispiece, Foreword, Historical Introduction, Overview & Analysis, Bibliography, Indices, Edition Errata.

Napthali Press is pleased to announce the completion of a new critical edition of George Gillespie's seminal work, "A DISPUTE AGAINST ENGLISH POPISH CEREMONIES" , and it is now available once again. They first published this title twenty years ago and it has been out of print for some time; but they are persuaded the need for it is still great. Written when 'worship wars' involved real wars, the general principles presented by Gillespie have abiding pertinence and if properly applied could go a long way toward resolving the worship controversies of this day.

"Gillespie's famous book is a vitally important work in the history of the Scottish Reformation, but it is much more than simply that. It has abiding and profound value for all who are committed to knowing, applying, and following the Word of God on the proper worship of the church. With great insight and passion Gillespie pursues the freedom of the church from political interference and from ecclesiastical tyranny as well as the freedom of the individual Christian conscience from the burden of tradition. He rejoiced that the Church of Scotland had gotten 'rid of all such rotten relics, riven [torn] rags, and rotten remainders of Popery' and feared that they were now returning by political fiat. He warned, 'there is not a more deceitful and dangerous temptation than in yielding to the beginnings of evil.' This splendid edition makes Gillespie's demanding work more accessible to the modern reader and encourages careful reading of this vastly rewarding study." - W. Robert Godfrey, President and Professor of Church History, Westminster Seminary California

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