Guilelmus Saldenus,Wilhemus A Brakel
The two seventeenth-century essays translated and offered in this book were originally designed to help people of the Dutch Further Reformation derive the greatest benefit from celebrating the Lord's Supper. Guilelmus Saldenuss' The Efficacy of the Lord's Supper concentrates on the joy received in celebrating the sacrament and the sanctified living that it ought to generate. Wilhelmus Brakel's Edifying Discourses instructs believers in preparing their hearts for the celebration, participating in the Supper responsibly, and following up the meal in a spiritually beneficial manner. These contributions are but two examples of a much larger genre of edifying Lord's Supper literature that developed in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century.