The Shorter Catechism Explained from Scripture by Thomas Vincent
In the opinion of B. B. Warfield, the Westminster divines left to posterity not only ‘the most throughly thought out statement ever peened of the elements of evangelical religion’ but also one which breathes ‘the finest fragrance of spiritual religion.’
Their most influential work, The Shorter Catechism, was intended as a teaching basis for an introduction to the Christian Faith. No London pastor made more effective use of it than Thomas Vincent (1634-1678) and when his ‘explanation’ was first published in 1674, John Owen, Thomas Watson along with 38 other signatories to the Preface, declared their belief that it would ‘be greatly useful to all Christians in general’. Numerous reprints were to verify their judgment of this Puritan classic.
About the Author
Vincent, a student of Christ Church, Oxford, was ejected from the living of St. Mary Magdalen, MIlk Street, in 1662. He was long remembered for his fearless preaching amidst the dying multitudes of London in the Great Plague of 1665.