JEREMIAH BURROUGHS (1599-1646) was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He then ministered to two congregations in East Anglia before leaving to minister to the English church at Rotterdam in 1637. On his return to England in 1642 he quickly became known as one of the most popular London preachers. Burroughs was one of the delegates to the Westminster Assembly. He and four others objected to the form of church government agreed on by the majority. Peaceable by temperament, he grieved at the divisions which inevitably follwed their objections.
Burroughs' book, The rare jewel of Christian contentment, was published in 1648, two years after his death. It is published in full by the Banner of Truth