Free Online Bible Library | Peter Smart

We also have classes for: provides a comprehensive biblical education from world-class professors
to encourage spiritual growth in the church, for free.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce


Peter Smart

1569-1652. Puritan divine. Educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, he was ordained in 1595 and became master of Durham Grammar School in 1598 and, later, prebend of Durham Cathedral. Under the rule of the High Church bishop Neile (1617-27) he absented himself from the services and in 1628 published a sermon directed against John Cosin (a fellow prebend) and the “ritualistic” services. He was suspended and fined, and his sermon was burned. Refusing to pay the fine, he was imprisoned in 1631 and remained in custody until released by the Long Parliament in 1641. His further publications—e.g., Catalogue of Superstitious Innovations (1642) and A Short Treatise of Altars (1643)-reveal that imprisonment had not changed his views, which were similar to those of the sermon, The Vanity and Downfall of Popish Ceremonies (1628). After receiving several sequestered benefices, he died at Baxter Wood, near Durham.

Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,300 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.