Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism

Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610974554
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 04/11/2012
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Tom Schwanda is Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Foreword J. I. Packer ix

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Introduction to Puritan Mysticism 1

Chapter 2 Biblical and Theological Foundations of Spiritual Marriage 35

Chapter 3 Contemplative Biography of Isaac Ambrose 75

Chapter 4 Isaac Ambrose's Spiritual Practices and Contemplative Experiences 122

Chapter 5 The Rhetoric of Ravishment: The Language of Delight and Enjoyment 163

Chapter 6 Resistance and Retrieval 197

Conclusion 241

Chronology of Isaac Ambrose 247

Appendix 250

Bibliography 251

General Index 285

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