The Wholesome Doctrine of the Gospel: Faith and Love in the Writings of William Perkins
The Wholesome Doctrine of the Gospel familiarizes readers with one of England's most influential theologians, William Perkins. In the opening biographical sketch, Andrew S. Ballitch and J. Stephen Yuille give an overview of Perkins' life, theology, and piety. Then, in thirty-two excerpts, readers learn from the relationship between faith and love from Perkins himself as he explains the foundational "ground of doctrine to be believed" and "grounds of doctrine to be practice". Rather than treating theology as a subject for mere academic debate, Perkins calls for true Christian devotion that moves beyond intellectual assent to heartfelt dedication to Christ.
Andrew S. Ballitch is a pastor at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky and an adjunct professor of church history at Boyce College.
J. Stephen Yuille is the vice president of academics at Heritage College and Seminary, Cambridge, Ontario. He is also associate professor of biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and the author of Living Blessedly Forever: The Sermon on the Mount and the Puritan Piety of William Perkins.