Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were
Zondervan Academic, 28 սեպ, 2010 թ. - 300 էջ
"Ryken's Worldly Saints offers a fine introduction to seventeenth-century Puritanism in its English and American contexts. The work is rich in quotations from Puritan worthies and is ideally suited to general readers who have not delved widely into Puritan literature. It will also be a source of information and inspiration to those who seek a clearer understanding of the Puritan roots of American Christianity." -Harry Stout, Yale University "...the typical Puritans were not wild men, fierce and freaky, religious fanatics and social extremists, but sober, conscientious, and cultured citizens, persons of principle, determined and disciplined excelling in the domestic virtues, and with no obvious shortcomings save a tendency to run to words when saying anything important, whether to God or to a man. At last the record has been put straight." -J.I. Packer, Regent College "Worldly Saints provides a revealing treasury of primary and secondary evidence for understanding the Puritans, who they were, what they believed, and how they acted. This is a book of value and interest for scholars and students, clergy and laity alike." -Roland Mushat Frye, University of Pennsylvania "A very persuasive...most interesting book...stuffed with quotations from Puritan sources, almost to the point of making it a mini-anthology." -Publishers Weekly "With Worldly Saints, Christians of all persuasions have a tool that provides ready access to the vast treasures of Puritan thought." -Christianity Today "Ryken writes with a vigor and enthusiasm that makes delightful reading-never a dull moment." -Fides et Historia "Worldly Saints provides a valuable picture of Puritan life and values. It should be useful for general readers as well as for students of history and literature." -Christianity and Literature
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“Man is a rational creature, and apt to be moved in a reasoning way,” wrote Richard Baxter.30 “The believer is the most reasonable man in the world,” wrote Samuel Rutherford; “he who doth all by faith, doth all by the light of sound ...
Samuel Ward's college diary consists of a cataloging of his failings, and his self- accusations include such offenses as these: going “to bed without prayer,” falling asleep without his last thought being about God, “unwillingness to ...
52 Samuel Willard wrote, “Nor indeed do I know of anything which doth more threaten the undermining of true Christianity...than the putting of moral virtues into legal dress.”53 In short, distrust of outward appearances was one of the ...
Samuel Willard's comments on the gift of salvation sound the keynote: There are no other conditions required...but acceptance of this gift, and acknowledgement of the kindness of the bestower. Faith is the hand that receiveth it.
... the idea of self- fulfillment than duty, which they regarded both as a responsibility of the covenant and a condition of life within any social unit. As Samuel Willard wrote, “It is certain that from all the relations that men bear ...
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Misconceptions can often grow wider and more insidious as history passes. This is true of modern evangelicalism’s understanding of the Puritans and the heritage which today’s Christians have inherited ... Read full review
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Great introduction to the Puritans. Read full review
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