Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America

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This thought-provoking study examines an apparent paradox in the history of American Protestant evangelical religion. Fervent believers who devoted themselves completely to the challenges of making a Christian life, who longed to know God's rapturous love, all too often languished in despair, feeling forsaken by God. Indeed, some individuals became obsessed by guilt, terror of damnation, and the idea that they had committed an unpardonable sin. Ironically, those most devoted to fostering the soul's maturation seemingly ...

Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195083019

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