Ussher was a highly regarded scholar and a fearless preacher. These nineteen sermons deal with crucial issues of the soul, the devastating effects of sin, the purpose of the law, the satisfaction of Christ, the humiliation of Christ, peace with God, and the place of torment among others.
James Ussher was born in Dublin, Ireland on January 4, 1581, where at the age of thirteen he began studying at Trinity College in Dublin. By that young age he had already read Augustine’s Meditations and various works by William Perkins. He graduated in 1597 and received his Master’s degree in 1601, and he subsequently became a preacher and teacher in controversies related to Roman Catholicism. He died in 1656 at the age of seventy-five and was given a state funeral in Westminster Abbey.