The Temptation of Christ

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The Temptation of Christ  Mt. 4:1-11 & Luke 4:1-13


Knox, John – An Exposition of Matt 4:1-4, Concerning the Temptation of Christ in the Wilderness  1556  29 pp., in Works  Buy  vol. 4, pp. 85-114



Perkins, William – The Combat between Christ and the Devil Displayed: or a Commentary upon the Temptations of Christ  d. 1602

Cowper, William – A Treatise of Christ’s Temptation  1612  147 pp.

Cowper was a Scottish bishop.

Dyke, Daniel – Two Treatises: The One of Repentance, the other of Christ’s Temptations  d. 1614

Fuller, Thomas – A Commentary on Matt 4:1-11 concerning Christs temptations, delivered in 12 sermons  1652

Fuller (1607-1661) was a reformed Anglican.

White, Thomas – The Sum of Practical Divinity Practiced in the Wilderness & Delivered by our Savior in his Sermon on the Mount, being observations upon the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth & Seventh Chapters of St. Matthew  1653

Gumbleden, John – Christ Tempted: the Devil Conquered. Or, A Short and Plain Exposition on a Part of the Fourth Chapter St. Matthew’s Gospel: Together with two sermons preached before the University at Oxford some years since
(London, 1657)

Gumbleden (1598 or 9-1657) was an English chaplain.

Nevay, John – 32 Sermons on Christ’s Temptation  †1672

Hacket, John – 21 Sermons upon our Savior’s Tentation  in A Century of Sermons upon Several Remarkable Subjects  1675  Westminster divine

Manton, Thomas – The Temptation of Christ in 7 Sermons  †1677  76 pp.  in Works, vol. 1, p. 259 ff.



Krummacher, F.W. – Christ in the Wilderness  1837  90 pp.

Thornwell, James H. – Christ Tempted as the Second Adam  1854  in Collected Writings, vol. 2  American, southern presbyterian




Samuel Rutherford  1648

Survey of the Spiritual Antichrist, p. 166

“There was a comparative self-denial required in Adam, and is in the man Christ and the elect angels, though no sinful self was in any of these three, and it is that the sinless creature should yield its being, lust [cravings], will and desires rather to be trampled on, despised or turned to nothing before God be dishonored.”




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