THE AFFLICTED MANS COMPANION
THE CHURCH S DANGER, AND
THE MINISTER S DUTY ; A SERMON
THE SACRAMENTAL DIRECTORY
A SACRAMENTAL CATECHISM
THE BALM OF GILEAD
TREATISE ON SANCTIFICAN
A FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TESTIMONY
GOSPEL HYMNS IN MEMORY OF
About the Author
John Willison, (1680–3 May 1750) was an evangelical minister of the Church
of Scotland and a writer of Christian literature.
His treatise on the sanctification of the Lord's day was in response to
the policies of James VI and the Episcopalian clergy. It provoked a reply
from James Small, an Episcopalian, which was answered by Willison in his
Letter from a Parochial Bishop to a Prelatical Gentleman. After this, he
wrote a devotional work: A Sacramental Directory. Small replied to his
earlier Letter, upon which Willison published An Apology for the Church of
Scotland. He then moved on to political topics with A Letter to an English
Member of Parliament.
After the ejection of Ebenezer Erskine and his fellow-ministers for
opposition to patronage, Willison attacked their exclusion in a sermon to
the Synod of Angus and Mearns in 1733 (published as "The Church's Danger"