THE COLLECTED SERMONS OF JAMES DURHAM: Vol. One: General Sermons, Vol. Two: CHRIST CRUCIFIED:The Marrow of the Gospel in 72 Sermons on Isaiah 53; Vol. Three, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
VOLUME ONE: This volume contains sermon series titled 'The Blessedness of the Death of Those That Die in the Lord,' 'The Unsearchable Riches of Christ' (Communion sermons), 'Heaven upon Earth' (on conscience), 'The Great Gain of Contenting Godliness,' and 'The Great Corruption of Subtle Self,' as well as miscellaneous sermons that appeared in various publications. The last includes a recent transcription from manuscript of one of Durham's most important sermons preached at the beginning of the Protester-Resolutioner schism in Scotland. All have been uniformly edited and cross-referenced as needed. Also included is an introduction covering the life and works of Durham.
VOLUME TWO: CHRIST CRUCIFIED - First published in 1683, then in 1686, this collection of sermons was reprinted six times in the eighteenth century. The present reprint is carefully and beautifully done; it uses the 1702 edition as the base text but also takes the other editions into account.
This book belongs in the class of Friedrich Krummacher's 'The Suffering Savior.' Like Krummacher, Durham was gifted at describing the sufferings of Christ through illustration, though his language is now antiquated. For example, in describing Christ's agony in Gethsemane, he writes, "There was such a striving, wrestling and conflicting, not with man without him, but with inward pressures on his spirit, that he is like one in a barrace, or cock-pit, or engaged in a duel with a mighty combatant, sore put to it, very far beyond aught that we can conceive of, so that he sweat great drops of blood."
The sixty-ninth sermon on making use of Christ's intercession is a masterpiece. This is an excellent book for believers who yearn for a more intimate fellowship with Christ in His sufferings. John Duncan said to a friend who wanted to draw closer to Christ, "Read Durham on the fifty-third of Isaiah at my request. He has much repetition and you may be disgusted with that. But it's repetition of a very fine thing, the eating of Christ's flesh and the drinking of His blood. Well, that's what we must be repeating, in fact, all our life long."
The Marrow of the Gospel is one of the best commentaries ever written on Christ's person and work in redemption. Charles Spurgeon highly recommended this book, saying, "This is marrow indeed. We need say no more: Durham is a prince among spiritual expositors." Others have said this work equals if not excels all of Durham's other publications.
Size: 7+10. Hardcover. Smyth sewn.
Extensive Table of Contents, Subject and Scripture Index. Side headings
VOLUME THREE: AN EXPOSITION OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Of the works of James Durham, this exposition of the Ten Commandments was reprinted most often. As with his sermons, it is filled with perspicuous opening of the Word, practical application, and the clearing of 'several momentous questions and cases of conscience.' The only regret is that because he was preaching similar material at the time, the coverage of these lectures on the first table is lengthier than the coverage of the second table. Nevertheless, the work has always been held in high regard, and the in-depth treatments of the second, third, and fourth commandments commend it and make it particularly useful today when the Lordís name, worship, and day of worship are much abused. Gilfillan observes on the last that 'the Law Unsealed of the eminent James Durham, published in 1675 by his widow, contains a very full and able discussion of Sabbattic doctrine and duty, and discovers the learning and deep piety which are evident in his other writings. It received the warm commendation of Dr. Owen, and its numerous editions attest the large measure of popular favor which it has won.' Indeed, Walker observes, Durham's 'thorough, searching, cumbrous intellect, reminds you not seldom of John Owen.'
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