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 seventh volume of Howe’s Whole Works contains The Principles of the Oracles of God, a collection of over 50 lectures
that address the major doctrines of Christianity, including the Trinity, the nature of God,
the creation and fall of humankind, and the Incarnation and atonement. Howe’s education
at the University of Cambridge gave his theology decidedly Platonic influences.