This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...describe a peculiar phase of his mental and spiritual experience, which has been termed Guyonism. He seemed at one time to be inclined to embrace the mystical tenets of Thomas a Kempis, Ffenelon, and Madame Guyon, and it was feared that he was leaning toward those monkish austerities which belong peculiarly to the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...describe a peculiar phase of his mental and spiritual experience, which has been termed Guyonism. He seemed at one time to be inclined to embrace the mystical tenets of Thomas a Kempis, Ffenelon, and Madame Guyon, and it was feared that he was leaning toward those monkish austerities which belong peculiarly to the spirit of the Roman Church. Certainly there are passages here and there in his writings which point in this direction. And yet, often in these extracts it can be discerned with what cautious and stealthy steps he trod the perilous pathway leading toward monastic asceticism. On the occasion of sending a gift of money to his sister in America, he writes: "But I give it on the express condition that you appropriate part of it to purchase for yourself the life of Lady Guyon... and I hope you will read it diligently, and endeavor to emulate that most excellent saint so far as she was right." Again, he wrote to a fellow-missionary: "As to the other matter, the land of Beulah lies beyond the valley of the shadow of death. Many Christians spend all their days in a continual bustle, doing good. They are too busy to find either the valley or Beulah. 'Virtues they have, but are full of the life and attractions of nature, and (303) unacquainted with the paths of mortification and death. Let us die as soon as possible, and by whatever process God shall appoint. And when we are dead to the world, and nature, and self, we shall begin to live to God." Again, to the missionaries at Maulmain he wrote: "Particularly I would exhort brother Bennett to remeni' ber, among other things, the example of the Abbe' de Paris, who, after having tried various modes of self-denial, in order to subdue his spirit, and gain the victory over the world, at le...
Fair in NO jacket. 601pp; green cover with gilt lettering on spine; b/w frontis with tissue guard; x-library (church) with usual markings; free front & back endpages missing, hence "fair" rating of condition, else good; front hinge is cracked but holding.
Good. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Brown boards with gilt lettering; frontis portrait plate of A. Judson. Boards with moderate wear & edges frayed; interior hinges cracked exposed; light soiling to the pages. Adoniram Judson, Jr. (1788-1850) was an American Congregationalist and later Baptist missionary, who served in Burma for almost forty years. At the age of 25, Adoniram Judson became the first Protestant missionary sent from North America to preach in Burma. His mission and work with Luther Rice led to the formation of the first Baptist association in America to support missionaries.
FAIR to GOOD. Textblock appears clean except for blotches to rear pages. Binding sound but lightly shaken. Moderate wear to extremities with spine head worn through. Owner's name. 1883. Cloth hardcover. No DJ. 601pp.
Good. No Jacket. Ex Libris. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Brown cloth boards are scuffed and rubbed, black numerals on front. Pages are clean, text has no markings, binding is sound. Prior owner name boldly on fep, and ink notation.
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