After the 1662 Act of Uniformity, which required all clergy to adhere to the doctrines
and liturgies prescribed to them by the British Parliament, John Howe stepped down
from his pastorate. In secret, however, he continued to preach to members of his former
congregation in their private homes. This sixth volume of Howe’s Whole Works contains over thirty sermons, seventeen of them devoted to the love of God and one’s
neighbor as written about in 1 John. Like many of his contemporaries, Howe combined
depth of thought with earnestness of faith and conviction.