Grace Abounding: With Other Spiritual Autobiographies

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Grace Abounding (1666) is a classic work of spiritual autobiography--a genre which flourished in Calvinist England as anxiety over the state or destiny of one's soul led to rigorous self-scrutiny and the sharing of holy experiences. This edition sets that book alongside other highly interesting and varied contemporary spiritual autobiographies, making its cultural milieu more meaningful to the modern reader. The search for proof of God's favor, in all its personal and psychological intensity, is offered not only...
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Overview


Grace Abounding (1666) is a classic work of spiritual autobiography--a genre which flourished in Calvinist England as anxiety over the state or destiny of one's soul led to rigorous self-scrutiny and the sharing of holy experiences. This edition sets that book alongside other highly interesting and varied contemporary spiritual autobiographies, making its cultural milieu more meaningful to the modern reader. The search for proof of God's favor, in all its personal and psychological intensity, is offered not only from John Bunyan's perspective, but likewise from those of Richard Norwood, John Crook, Lawrence Clarkson, and Agnes Beaumont. Also featured are an introduction, a bibliography, several explanatory notes, and a useful appendix entitled Radical and Nonconformist Groups in 17th-Century England.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199554980
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/15/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,432,192
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Anita Pacheco is Visiting Lecturer at the University College of Ripon and York St John, York.

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Table of Contents

Includes:
"A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr John Bunyan"
"Confessions" by Richard Norwood
"A Short History of the Life of John Crook"
"The Lost Sheep found" by Lawrence Clarkson
"The Narrative of the Persecution of Agnes Beaumont"
Appendix: Radical and Nonconformist Groups in Seventeenth-century England

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