1672 John Bunyan’s Justification By Faith
BUNYAN, John, A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification, by Faith in Jesus Christ Shewing, True Gospel-Holiness flows from Thence; or, Mr. Fowler’s Pretended Design of Christianity, Proved to be nothing more than to trample under Foot the Blood of the Son of God; and the Idolizing of Man’s own Righteousness. …
[ London ]: Printed for Francis Smith… 1672. First edition. Small octavo size in fours. [iv] 1-118[-120]. Bunyan stridently and effectively expounds upon the most significant of the Reformation theological tenets and defends the Church of England’s 10th, 11th, and 13th articles of the Thirty-Nine Articles against perceived Quakerism and Romanism as expressed in Fowler’s Design of Christianity. Written by Bunyan in late 1671, while imprisoned for his beliefs.