William Fenner

William Fenner

William Fenner (1600-1640) was an English Puritan divine. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of B.A. in 1618, and that of M.A. in the following year. In 1622 he was incorporated a member of Oxford University. He also took holy orders, and is believed to have been for a time chaplain to the Earl of Warwick, and to have ministered at Sedgley, Staffordshire, where “his labours were greatly blessed.” He was forced to leave this cure on account of his religious principles about 1626–7, and travelled about for some months, preaching from place to place, and Benjamin Brook states that he was consulted as a casuist, and admired by some of the nobility.

In 1627 he proceeded B.D., and two years later was presented to the living of Rochford, Essex, where he was until his death in 1640. Fenner was appreciated as a preacher, one of his sermons being quoted by Edward Williams, and his writings enjoyed popularity for some time, as plain in manner while zealous in tone. [More via Wikipedia]

The Works of William Fenner

The Soul’s Looking Glass
Edited by Edmund Calamy.

Riches of Grace

A Treatise of Affections (or, The Soul’s Pulse)

Christ’s Alarm to Drowsy Saints

A Divine Message to the Elect Souls
A collection of eight sermons.

The Sacrifice of the Faithful (or, A Treatise Showing the Nature, Property and Efficacy of Zealous Prayer)

The Spiritual Man’s Directory

Practical Divinity (or, Gospel Light Shining Forth in Several Choice Sermons)

Hidden Manna (or, the Mystery of Saving Grace)

The Danger of Deferred Repentance Discovered

Four Profitable Treatises Very Useful For Christian Practice