Lazarus Redivivus, or,  Trials and Triumphs that accompany the Work of God 1795
Lazarus Redivivus, or,  Trials and Triumphs that accompany the Work of God 1795

Lazarus Redivivus, or, Trials and Triumphs that accompany the Work of God 1795

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Blakie, N.; Bell, Thomas; Blair, Robert; Guthrie, James.  Lazarus Redivivus; or, A Discovery of the Trials and Triumphs that accompany the Work of God in and about His People; Tending to clear up those Mistakes men have about it. Being the Subject of several Sermons. bound with Grapes in the Wilderness: or, A Discourse on the Dispensations of God towards His People...&. bound with The Grave, A Poem. bound with A Cry from the Dead, or, the Ghost of the famous Mr. James Guthrie appearing. Being the the last Sermon he preached in the pulpit of Stirling, before his Martyrdom in Edinburgh, June 1661. To which is added, His last Speech upon the Scaffold. bound with A Bundle of Myrrh; or, Rules for a Christian's Daily Meditation and Practice. bound with A Protestant's Resolution: shewing his Reason why he will not be a Papist.

Glasgow: James Russell, 1795.

Leather, expertly rebacked with plain rules, red spine title label in gilt, and "1795" in gilt at base, 4 x 6 1/2 inches, bookplate of "Richardson of Pitfour, Bart.," recent former owner's signature on front paste-down, (2), x., 167 [Lazarus]; xxiv., 144 [Grapes]; 24 [Grave]; 46 [Guthrie & A Bundle of Myrrh are of one piece]; 26 [Protestant's Resolution]. Each item complete, very good, and tightly bound. Very good. [3305]   

6 items bound together as one book. This is as it was published, for the publisher's note at the beginning of the volume lists the pamphlets contained herein. "To the valuable collection of Pamphlets...I have added, A protestant's resolution, shewing his reasons why he will not be a papist. Digested into a plain method of question and answer, that any ordinary capacity may be able to defend the protestant religion, against the most cunning jesuit, or popish priest."

Lazarus Redivivus is the third edition, the rest have no edition noted. Lazarus Redivivus was first published in 1671. The edition offered here is ESTC T17124. The 1760 introduction reprinted here, says that the sermons were preached in London, and since the author does not appear in Dr. Calamy's list of rejected ministers in 1660, "it would seem that [Blakie] had not then entered the ministry; but if so, he was one of those whom the Lord raised up to take part with the witnesses who prophesied in sackcloth - amid the dismal and unparalleled desolation of God's heritage in that period."

Grapes in the Wilderness, by Thomas Bell, was first published in 1680. He was a "minister of the gospel, and Professor of Philology in the University of Edinburgh. The title continues as "with their Duties under these, and Grounds of Comfort from the precious Promises, while walking through this Wilderness. With a Preface shewing the fulness and Sufficiency of the Scriptures for answering all Cases."

Robert Blair, author of The Grave, died in 1746. He was a Scottish poet, this being his most famous production; it was first published in 1743.

James Guthrie is one of the most famous of the Scottish Covenanters of the 17th century.