J. I. Packer's chapters on Jonathan Edwards's theology of revival, the Puritan idea of communion with God, and the Puritan conscience serve as highlights of the second volume of Puritan Papers. Equally important are D. JVIartyn Lloyd-Jones's chapters on true and false knowledge and "Puritan Perplexities: Lessons from 1640—1662."
Biographical chapters feature, in addition to Edwards, Philip Doddridge, John Knox, William Perkins, Thomas Boston, and John Owen. Themes developed in these sixteen papers include:
- Communion with God
- Christian Joy
- Divine Intercession
"Furnishes insight into the rich heritage of Puritan thought. In the shallowness, pragmatism, and confusion of much current evangelicalism, the depth, conviction, and steadiness of the Puritans can again help renew the churches."
—W. Robert Godfrey
"An invaluable resource for those who love Puritanism."