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English Works by Richard Bernard

BERNARD produced around 30 works in English in his life time and they are listed here. His interests are chiefly pastoral.
1. A Large Catechisme Following The Order Of The Common Authorized Catechisme Published For The Use Of his Christian friends and welwillers, the inhabitants of Worsopp, Gainsborough, and Epworth 1602 (Also 1607, 1612)
2. The Faithfull Shepheard The Shepheards Faithfulnesse: Wherein Is For The Matter Largely, But For The the maner, in few words, set forth the excellencie and necessitie of the ministerie; a ministers properties and dutie; his entrance into this function and charge; etc 1607 (see below)
3. A double catechisme one more large following the order of the common authorized catechisme, and an exposition thereof: now this second time published: the other shorter for the weaker sort: both set forth for the benefit of Christian friends and wel-willers. 1607.
4. Christian Advertisements And Counsels Of Peace Also Disswasions From The Separatists Schisme, Commonly called Brownisme 1608 (Also The Separatists Schisme? - not extant)
5. The Sinners Safetie, If Heere Hee Looke For Assurance 1609
6. The Faithfull Shepheard Amended And Enlarged: With The Shepeards Practise In Preaching Annexed Thereto 1609 (see below)
7. Contemplative Pictures With Wholesome Precepts. The First Part: Of God. Of The Diuell. Of Goodnesse. Of badnesse. Of heaven: of Hell. 1610
8. Plain evidences: The Church of England apostolical, the separation schismatical 1610
[Josuahs Godly Resolution In Conference With Caleb, Touching Houshold Gouernement For Well Ordering A Family: A two-fold catechisme: one short, the other more large; both for instruction. In the end, certaine rules, for guiding to a holy conversation. 1612 (Also 1629) - the same as previous catechisms?]
9. Two Twinnes: Or Two Parts Of One Portion Of Scripture. I. Is Of Catechising. II. Of The Ministers Maintenance 1613
10. Davids Musick: Or Psalmes Of That Royall Prophet, Once The Sweete Singer Of That Israel Unfolded Logically 1616
11. A Staffe of Comforth to Stay the Weake 1616
12. A Weekes Worke, And A Worke For Every Weeke 1616 (Also 1628 and 1650? (A Weekes Worke Containing Rules And Directions How To Walke In The Wayes Of Godliness Both To God And to Men) )
13. Key Of Knowledge For The Opening Of The Secret Mysteries Of St Johns Mysticall Revelation 1617
14. The Fabulous Foundation Of The Popedom: Or A Familiar Conference Between Two Friends to the truth Philalethes, and Orthologus 1619
15. The Good Mans Grace. Or His Stay In All Distresse 1621
16. The Seaven Golden Candlestickes 1621
[The faithfull shepeard wholy in a manner transposed, and made anew, and very much inlarged both with precepts and examples, to further young diuines in the studie of diuinitie With the sheperds practise in the end 1621]
17. Looke Beyond Luther, Or, An Answere To That Question, So Often And So Insultingly Proposed By Our adversaries, asking us; where this our religion was before Luthers time? Etc 1623 (Also 1624)
18. The Isle Of Man, Or, The Legall Proceeding In Man-Shire Against Sinne Wherein, By Way Of A Continued allegorie, the chiefe malefactors disturbing both Church and Common-wealth, are detected, etc 1626 (Also 1627, 1628, 1629, 1630, 1640, 1632, 1634, 1635, 1648, 1658, 1659, 1668, 1674, 1677, 1683, 1719, 1778, etc.)
19. Rhemes Against Rome 1626
20. A Guide To Grand-Jury Men Divided Into Two Bookes: In The First, Is The Authors Best Advice To Them what to doe, before they bring in a billa vera in cases of witchcraft, etc 1627 (Also 1629, 30)
21. Ruth's Recompense, 1628
22. The Bible-Battells. Or The Sacred Art Military For The Rightly Wageing Of Warre According To Holy Writ 1629
[The Common Catechisme With A Commentary Thereupon, By Questions And Answers, Following The Verie wordes, as they lie in their order without alteration and Good Christian, Looke to thy Creede 1630 (Also 1631, 1632, 1635, 1640)]
23. Christian See To Thy Conscience Or A Treatise Of The Nature, The Kinds And Manifold Differences Of Conscience 1631
24. The Ready Way to Good Works 1635
25. The article of Christ's descension into hell 1641
26. The Anatomie Of The Service Book, Dedicated To The High Court Of Parliament Wherein Is Remonstrated the unlawfulnesse of it, etc (by Dwalphintramis) 1641
27. A Threefold Treatise Of The Sabbath Distinctly Divided Into The Patriarchall, Mosaicall, Christian Sabbath: for the better clearing and manifestation, etc 1641
28. The Bibles Abstract And Epitome The Capitall Heads, Examples, Sentences, And Precepts Of All The Principall matters in theologie: collected together for the most part alphabetically, etc (Pro Richardo Barnardo) 1642
29. An Epistle Directed To All Justices Of Peace In England And Wales 1642
30. Certaine Positions Seriously To Bee Considered Of Shewing The Danger Of Doing Any Thing In And About the worship of God that hath not warrant from his written word 1644
31. Thesaurus Biblicus, Seu, Promptuarium Sacrum Whereunto Are Added All The Marginal Readings With The words of the text, etc (with William Retchford) 1661 (Also 1664)
Collected editions of his works in Latin and English appeared in 1598 (?), 1607, 1614, 1629 and 1641. Bernard's very first published work was a translation of the Latin poet Terence, which went into at least six editions.

2 comments:

Clarissa said...

Good words.

Elliot said...

He also wrote 'A Short View of the Praelaticall Church of England...Together with a Short Draught of Church Government' (1641). The tract attacked prelacy and proposed that a presbyterian system be engrafted into the structure of the Church of England.

We know it was written by Bernard because it was republished in 1661 with The Anatomie of the Common Prayer Book and both were stated to be written by 'John Barnard, sometimes minister of Batcomb in Somersetshire' - John Barnard, was of course a pseudonym of Richard Bernard, being his father's name.