This list is by no means exhaustive, but here is an attempt at a bibliography on the secondary literature for Gill:

Articles and Essays

Broome, John R. Dr. John Gill. Harpenden, Hertfordshire: Gospel Standard Trust Publications, 1991.

Brush, John W. “John Gill’s Doctrine of the Church.” In Baptist Concepts of the Church, ed. Winthrop Still Hudson, 53-70. Philadelphia: Judson Press, 1959.

George, Timothy. “John Gill”. In Baptist Theologians, ed. Dockery, David S. Nashville, Tennessee: Broadman Press, 1990.

Gribben, Crawford. “John Gill and Puritan Eschatology.” Evangelical Quarterly 73, no. 4 (October 2001): 311-326.

Harrison, Graham. John Gill and His Teaching. London: Evangelical Library, 1971.

Haykin, Michael. “”Resisting Evil:” Civil Retaliation, Non-Resistance, and the Interpretation of Matthew 5:39a Among Eighteenth Century Baptists.” Baptist Quarterly 36, no. 5 (January 1996): 212-227.

Howson, Barry. “The Eschatology of the Calvinistic Baptist John Gill (1697-1771) Examined and Compared.” Eusebia 5 (Autumn 2005): 33-66.

Manley, Kenneth R. “Making of and Evangelical Baptist Leader: John Rippon’s Early Years, 1751-1773.” Baptist Quarterly 26, no. 6 (April 1976): 254-74.

Muller, Richard. “The Spirit and the Covenant: John Gill’s Critique of the Pactum Salutis.” Foundations 24 (1981): 4-14.

Oliver, Robert. “John Gill: Orthodox Dissenter.” The Strict Baptist Historical Society Bulletin 23 (1996): 3-18.

Philpot, James C. Reviews. London, England: Frederick Kirby, 1901.

Robinson, Olin C. “Legacy of John Gill.” Baptist Quarterly 24, no. 3 (July 1971): 111-25.

Sell, Alan P. F. “John Gill and the Cause of God and Truth.” Review of John Gill and the Cause of God and Truth, by George M. Ella. Evangelical Quarterly 71 (January 1999): 81-82.

________. “The Life and Thought of John Gill, 1697-1771: A Tercentenial Appreciation.” Review of The Life and Thought of John Gill, 1697-1771: A Tercentennial Appreciation, Baptist Quarterly 38, no. 4 (October 1999): 203-04.

Watson, John H. “Baptists and the Bible.” Foundations 16, no. 3 (July-September 1973): 239-54.

White, B. R. “John Gill in London, 1719-1729: A Biographical Fragment.” The Baptist Quarterly 22 (1967-68): 72-91.

Williams, Eric. “John Gill (1697-1771): Some Bi-Century Thoughts, Especially on His Work on The Song of Solomon.” The Evangelical Library Bulletin 47 (Autumn 1971): 2-7.

Books and Essay Collections:

Bush, L. Rush, and Thomas Nettles. Baptists and the Bible. Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1980.

Ella, George M. John Gill and Justification from Eternity: a Tercentenary Appreciation. Eggleston Co. Durham, England: Go Publications, 1998.

________. John Gill and the Cause of God and Truth. Eggleston, England: Go Publications, 1995.

Naylor, Peter. Picking Up a Pin for the Lord: English Particular Baptists from 1688 to the Early Nineteenth Century, London: Grace Publications, 1992.

Nettles, Tom J. By His Grace and For His Glory: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Doctrines of Grace in Baptist Life. Lake Charles, Louisiana: Cor Meum Tibi, 2002.

________. “Baptists and Scripture.” In Inerrancy and the Church. Edited by John D. Hannah. Chicago, Illinois: Moody Press, 1984.

Oliver, Robert, Richard Muller, Stanley Fowler, Raymond Ortlund, Thomas Ascol, Tom Nettles, Curt Daniel, Gregory Wills, Sharon James, and Timothy George. The Life and Thought of John Gill (1697-1771): A Tercentennial Appreciation. Edited by Michael A. G. Haykin. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill, 1997.

Oliver, Robert. History of the English Calvinistic Baptists: 1771-1892. Cambridge, UK: Banner of Truth, 2006.

Rippon, John. A Brief Memoir of the Life and Writings of the Late Rev. John Gill. London: Bennett, 1838.

Theses and Dissertations

Ascol, Thomas. “The Doctrine of Grace: A Critical Analysis of Federalism in the Theologies of John Gill and Andrew Fuller.” Ph.D. diss., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, 1989.

Daniel, Curt. “Hyper-Calvinism and John Gill.” Ph.D. diss. University of Edinburgh, 1983.

Park, Hong-Gyu. “Grace and Nature in the Theology of John Gill (1697–1771).” Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Aberdeen, 2001.

Reed, Edwin Allen. “A Historical Study of Three Baptist Doctrines of Atonement as Seen in the Writings of John Smyth and Thomas Helwys, John Gill and Andrew Fuller.” Unpublished ThM Thesis, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1965.

Seymour, Robert E. John Gill, Baptist Theologian. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Library, 1954.

Please feel free to let us know of any other sources by mentioning them in the comments section.




  1. […] Bibliography Posted by: Jerad File | February 24, 2009 […]

  2. Hi, it would be very helpful if you could list the standard editions of Gill’s own work, who it was/is published by and where to acquire it. In particular, who published that fine-looking set of the expositions in the header photo?

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