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William Pinke (1599–1629)

A Reformed, Calvinistic puritan and preacher who died at a young age.
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“It is impossible to be justified without Christ as to perform anything which may deserve Christ.”

His Works:

The Works of William Pinke (1599–1629) available in old English (Puritan Publications is currently publishing the rare work listed below.):

1. The Trial of a Christian’s Sincere Love to Christ, 1636. This work was published multiples times in the 17th century, but not until today by Puritan Publications.

The Trial of a Christian’s Sincere Love to Christ by William Pinke- eBook
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Biography of William Pinke (1599–1629):

William Pinke, A.M. (1599–1629) was a learned puritan reformed divine born in Hampshire in the year 1599, and educated in Magdalenhall, Oxford, where he took his degrees. Soon after he entered upon the ministerial work he was chosen reader of philosophy in Magdalen College, which he performed with great admiration and applause. In the year 1628 be was chosen fellow of the college. He was accounted a person of close studies, exemplary piety, a strict conversation, and a thorough puritan. Wood says, “he possessed a singular dexterity in the arts, a depth of judgment, an acuteness of wit, and great skill in the Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic languages, for which he was much noticed and reverenced by the collegians.” He was known as an excellent classical scholar and linguist. He died in February 1629, before the promise of his abilities was fulfilled, and was buried in Magdalen College chapel. He died much lamented in the year 1629, aged thirty years. He wrote “The Trial of a Christian’s sincere Love to Christ, in four sermons,” 1630. This was often printed. He left behind him numerous manuscripts ready for the press, though probably they were never printed.


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