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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... word implying peevishness, censoriousness, conceit, and a measure of hypocrisy, over and above its basic implication of religiously motivated discontent with what was seen as Elizabeth's Laodicean and compromising Church of England.
“His family he endeavoured to make a Church,” wrote Geree, “...labouring that those that were born in it, might be born again to God.“3 In an era in which family life has become brittle even among Christians, with chicken-hearted ...
Sixth, there are lessons to be learned from the Puritans' ideal of church renewal. ... to our twentieth-century minds a concern that is limited to the externals of the church's orthodoxy, order, worship forms, and disciplinary code.
parishes and in the “gathered” churches of congregational type that multiplied in the mid-seventeenth century. ... From the Puritans' ideals and goals for church life, which were unquestionably and abidingly right, and from their ...
The misunderstanding stems from the fact that the Puritans removed music and art from the churches. ... objections to musical instruments in church, John Cotton added that he did not “forbid the private use of any instrument of music.
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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - atduncan - LibraryThing
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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