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A quest for godliness : the Puritan vision of the Christian life / J.I. Packer.

By: Packer, J. I. (James Innell) [author.]Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, [1990]Copyright date: ©1990Description: 367 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781433515811 (paperback)Subject(s): Puritans -- England | Puritans -- New England | Christian life -- History -- 16th century | Christian life -- History -- 17th centuryOnline resources: Amazon.com about this book. | GoodReads.com about this book.
Contents:
Why we need the Puritans -- Puritanism as a movement of revival -- The practical writings of the English Puritans -- John Owen on communication from God -- The Puritans as interpreters of Scripture -- The Puritan conscience -- 'Saved by his precious blood' : an introduction to John Owen's The death of death in the death of Christ -- The doctrine of justification in development and decline among the Puritans -- The Puritan view of preaching the gospel -- The witness of the Spirit in Puritan thought -- The spirituality of John Owen -- John Owen on spiritual gifts -- The Puritans and the Lord's Day -- The Puritan approach to worship -- Marriage and family in Puritan thought -- Puritan preaching -- Puritan evangelism -- Jonathan Edwards and revival.
Summary: A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Packer surveys the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards. He examines the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. The Puritans' faith, Packer argues, stands in marked contrast with the superficiality of modern western Christianity. In a time of failing vision and decaying values, this powerful portrait of the Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls us to radical commitment and action, both desperately needed today. Beautifully written, A Quest for Godliness is a moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought. Here is J. I. Packer at his very best.--BookDepository.com
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Adult Non Fiction Holland Park Library Room 1 285.9 pac que 2010 c1 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 2709

Reprinted with new cover 2010 --Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-359) and index.

Why we need the Puritans -- Puritanism as a movement of revival -- The practical writings of the English Puritans -- John Owen on communication from God -- The Puritans as interpreters of Scripture -- The Puritan conscience -- 'Saved by his precious blood' : an introduction to John Owen's The death of death in the death of Christ -- The doctrine of justification in development and decline among the Puritans -- The Puritan view of preaching the gospel -- The witness of the Spirit in Puritan thought -- The spirituality of John Owen -- John Owen on spiritual gifts -- The Puritans and the Lord's Day -- The Puritan approach to worship -- Marriage and family in Puritan thought -- Puritan preaching -- Puritan evangelism -- Jonathan Edwards and revival.

A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Packer surveys the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards. He examines the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. The Puritans' faith, Packer argues, stands in marked contrast with the superficiality of modern western Christianity. In a time of failing vision and decaying values, this powerful portrait of the Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls us to radical commitment and action, both desperately needed today. Beautifully written, A Quest for Godliness is a moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought. Here is J. I. Packer at his very best.--BookDepository.com

[Copy purchased from Reformers Bookshop] added to GBC Library Holland Park 28 March 2021.

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