Richard Sibbes T-Shirt | PURITAN Collection

Richard Sibbes T-Shirt | PURITAN Collection

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Richard Sibbes was born in 1577 in the village of Tostock, Suffolk. He loved books as a child, even though his father, who was reportedly a “good, sound-hearted Christian,” was not happy about it. Being a wheelwright, he bought his son tools to take up the trade himself; but his interest in books won out, and at age 18 Sibbes entered St. John’s College.

In 1603, a year after graduating with his Masters, Sibbes was born again under the preaching of Paul Baynes, his “father in the gospel.” Five years later, Sibbes himself entered into the preaching ministry.

From 1608 until his death, Sibbes would hold preaching positions at numerous locations throughout England, most notably at Gray’s Inn in London and Holy Trinity in Cambridge. He also served as master of St. Catharine’s College for a season.

Sibbes’ noteworthy preaching–his most lasting legacy–appealed to Christians across the denominational spectrum and gave him a wide influence. He also maintained a large and diverse network of friends, including a number of politicians and fellow ministers (as seen in the fact that he authored at least 13 introductions for works written by other Puritans).

After a full and fruitful ministry, Sibbes passed away on July 5, 1635.

"Sibbes was known by many as 'the heavenly Doctor,' due to his godly preaching and heavenly manner of life. A contemporary said of him, 'Heaven was in him, before he was in heaven.' Maurice Roberts describes Sibbes’s theology as 'the fuel of some great combustion engine, always passing into flame and so being converted into energy thereby to serve God and, even more, to enjoy and relish God with the soul.'”

- from "To God’s Glory: Lessons on Puritanism" by Joel R. Beeke and Nicholas J. Thompson

• Printed on Bella + Canvas tees
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

Size guide

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Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30