Discourses of Suffering

PERSONS, Robert.



A later edition of The first booke of the Christian exercise appertayning to resolution (1582), by Robert Persons (sometimes Parsons). Originally conceived as a three-volume work, the second two volumes were never actually written. Later on, this work came to be known as The “Christian Directory” and was also commonly referred to as “The Book of Resolution”.

This work consists of two parts, the first dealing with all the reasons why (Catholic) Christians should resolve to keep their faith, and the second dealing with the obstacles that might lie in their way.

A Protestant edition of this work was produced by Edmund Bunny (sometimes Buny, q.v.). Persons’ angry reaction to Bunny’s edition is included in this volume.

British Library, digitised by Google Books.