William Perkins (1558–1602) was an influential English cleric and Cambridge theologian, receiving both a B.A. and M.A. from the university in 1581 and 1584 respectively, and also one of the foremost leaders of the Puritan movement in the Church of England during the Elizabethan era. Although not entirely accepting of the Church of England’s ecclesiastical practices, Perkins conformed to many of the policies and procedures imposed by the Elizabethan Settlement. He did remain, however, sympathetic to the non-conformist puritans and even faced disciplinary action for his support.
In Christian Economy, Perkins set forth how a household ought to be ordered according to God’s word. This classic text will prove helpful for fathers, mothers, children, and churches as they consider how to glorify God in the home.
This edition is not a facsimile, but a newly typeset version of the seventeenth century translation.