Seeing God


This lively update of Edward's classic "Treatise Concerning Religious Affections" is an analysis of today's spiritual life, with vivid illustrations.
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This lively update of Edward's classic "Treatise Concerning Religious Affections" is an analysis of today's spiritual life, with vivid illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573831925
  • Publisher: Regent College Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,472,162
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Part 1 Introduction 13
1 Spiritual Confusion 15
Part 2 The Affections 27
2 Feelings, Beliefs & the Affections 29
Part 3 Unreliable Signs of True Spirituality 43
3 Unreliable Signs Involving Religious Experience 45
Intense Religious Affections
Many Religious Affections at the Same Time
A Certain Sequence in the Affections
Affections Not Produced by the Self
Scriptures Come Miraculously to Mind
Physical Manifestations of the Affections
4 Unreliable Signs Involving Religious Behavior 56
Much or Eloquent Talk About God and Religion
Frequent and Passionate Praise for God
The Appearance of Love
Zealous or Time-Consuming Devotion to Religious Activities
5 Unreliable Signs Involving Assurance of Salvation 66
Being Convinced That One Is Saved
Others' Being Convinced That Someone Is Saved
Part 4 Reliable Signs of True Spirituality 79
6 Let the Reader Beware 81
7 The First Reliable Sign: A Divine & Supernatural Source 85
8 The Second Reliable Sign: Attraction to God & His Ways for Their Own Sake 98
9 The Third Reliable Sign: Seeing the Beauty of Holiness 107
10 The Fourth Reliable Sign: A New Knowing 120
11 The Fifth Reliable Sign: Deep-Seated Conviction 132
12 The Sixth Reliable Sign: Humility 141
13 The Seventh Reliable Sign: A Change of Nature 157
14 The Eighth Reliable Sign: A Christlike Spirit 165
15 The Ninth Reliable Sign: Fear of God 176
16 The Tenth Reliable Sign: Balance 183
17 The Eleventh Reliable Sign: Hunger for God 195
18 The Twelfth Reliable Sign: Christian Practice (Surrender & Perseverance) 201
19 The Twelfth Reliable Sign: Christian Practice (Suffering & Obedience) 214
20 Are You Overwhelmed? 225
Appendix The Unreliable & Reliable Signs of Grace 232
Study Guide 234
Notes 244
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