Shedding Light on Revival and Emotion
In the wake of recent revival movements, Christians need Jonathan Edwards' classic Religious Affections more than ever. Edwards, the central figure in New England's first Great Awakening, offers here his most detailed description of the signsfalse and trueof revival, while highlighting the role truly balanced emotions play within the Christian life. An engaging introductory essay by Charles Colson details the impact of Religious Affections on his own life and its implications for today's church.
Dr. James Houston, editor of the CLASSICS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION, is a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality. He came to North America from England in 1968 to lead Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, a worldwide center of spiritual formation.
THE CLASSICS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION meet the growing hunger of many Christians for a deeper understanding and application of faith. The series presents easy-to-read translations and paraphrases of some of the greatest Christian works of all time.
Each book includes a helpful study guide for individual or group use.
Table of Contents
|The Nature of the Affections; Their Importance in Religion||15|
|No Certain Signs That Religious Affections Are Gracious||32|
|The Distinguishing Signs of Truly Gracious Affections||65|
|Gracious Affections Arise from Divine Operations||68|
|Truly Holy Affections Founded on Loveliness of Divine Things||95|
|Gracious Affections Arise from Spiritual Enlightenment||102|
|Gracious Affections Attended by Reasonable Conviction||115|
|Gracious Affections Attended by Evangelical Humiliation||126|
|Gracious Affections Attended by a Change of Nature||140|
|Gracious Affections Soften the Heart, Bring Tenderness||150|
|Gracious Affections Have Their Fruit in Christian Practice||162|