William Gurnall

williamgurnallWilliam Gurnall (1617–1679) was an English author and clergyman born at King’s Lynn, Norfolk. He was educated at the free grammar school of his native town, and in 1631 was nominated to the Lynn scholarship in Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1635 and MA in 1639. He was made rector of Lavenham in Suffolk in 1644; and before he received that appointment he seems to have officiated, perhaps as curate, at Sudbury.

At the Restoration he signed the declaration required by the Act of Uniformity 1662, and on this account he was the subject of a libelous attack, published in 1665, entitled “Covenant-Renouncers Desperate Apostates.” [More via Wikipedia]

The Works of William Gurnall:

The Christian in Complete Armour. (848 pages) -popular-
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Ephesians 6:10-18. The subtitle of the book is: The saint’s war against the Devil, wherein a discovery is made of that grand enemy of God and his people, in his policies, power, seat of his empire, wickedness, and chief design he hath against the saints; a magazine opened, from whence the Christian is furnished with spiritual arms for the battle, helped on with his armour, and taught the use of his weapon; together with the happy issue of the whole war. A man’s book if ever there was one!Ed.

The Christian’s Labour and Reward. (181 pages)
[pdf via Digital Puritan]
A funeral sermon for Lady Mary Vere, based on 1 Corinthians 15:58.

The Magistrate’s Portraiture, Drawn from the Word. (46 pages)
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A sermon on Isaiah 1:26.


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