The fifteen sermons, four of which have never been published before, reflect a life dedicated to experiencing and understanding spiritual truth. Chosen to represent a typical cycle of Edwards’ preaching, the sermons address a wide range of occasions, situations, and states, corporate as well as personal. The book also contains an introduction that discusses Edwards’ contribution to the sermon as a literary form, places his sermons within their social and cultural contexts, and considers his theological aims as a way of familiarizing the reader with the "order of salvation" as Edwards conceived of it. Together, the sermons and the editors’ introduction offer a rounded picture of Edwards the preacher, the sermon writer, and the pastoral theologian.
Unswerving in his purpose after being converted to Christ, Brainerd endured many disappointments and hardships in order to take the gospel to the American Indians.
The Life and Diary of David Brainerd is a challenging insight into the life of a man greatly used by God, one whose writings can be read with great spiritual benefit.
1. All True Grace in the Heart Summed up in Charity, or Love
2. Charity or Love, More Excellent Than Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit
3. All That Can be Done or Suffered in Vain Without Charity, or Love
4. Charity Meek in Bearing Evil and Injuries
5. Charity Cheerful and Free in Doing Good
6. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of an Envious Spirit
7. The Spirit of Charity an Humble Spirit
8. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Selfish Spirit
9. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of an Angry or Wrathful Spirit
10. The Spirit of Charity the Opposite of a Censorious Spirit
11. All True Grace in the Heart Tends to Holy Practice in the Life
12. Charity Willing to Undergo All Sufferings for Christ
13. All the Christian Graces Connected and Mutually Dependent
14. Charity, or True Grace, Not to be Overthrown by Opposition
15. The Holy Spirit Forever to be Communicated to the Saints, in Charity, or Love
16. Heaven, A World of Love
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Accompanying this landmark document are sermons by nine other influential Puritans of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, among them Thomas Shepard's "The Parable of the Ten Virgins," Cotton Mather's "An Hortatory and Necessary Address," John Cotton's "The Way of Life," as well as sermons by John Winthrop, Increase Mather, Jonathan Mayhew, Thomas Hooker, Peter Bulkeley, and Samuel Willard.
Enlightening and thought-provoking, the volume will serve as primary source material in many American history and literature courses.
This Digital Puritan edition includes a biographical preface by Gerald Mick. Scripture references (in the English Standard Version®) are hyperlinked and embedded into the book. No internet connection is required.
No one was better equipped to report on the affairs of the Plymouth community than William Bradford. Revered for his patience, wisdom, and courage, Bradford was elected to the office of governor in 1621, and he continued to serve in that position for more than three decades. His memoirs of the colony remained virtually unknown until the nineteenth century. Lost during the American Revolution, they were discovered years later in London and published after a protracted legal battle. The current edition rendered into modern English and with an introduction by Harold Paget, remains among the most readable books from seventeenth-century America.
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Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."
A Baedeker of American culture for Old World readers, the book painted a vivid portrait of the young country, not only detailing seafaring life in New England and plantation culture in the South, but also providing incisive vignettes of the hardships of frontier living and the perilous unrest that existed between fanatical patriots and back-country loyalists. For many Europeans, his essays offered first major impressions of American landscapes, people, institutions, and the problems that stood in the way of making one nation out of diverse former colonies.
One of the best-known early accounts of life in eighteenth-century America, Letters from an American Farmer is essential reading for students of colonial history and a must-have for Americana enthusiasts.
Introduction Containing Explanations of Terms and General Positions
Chapter I. Wherein Is Considered, What Reason Teaches Concerning This Affair.
Section I. Some things observed in general, which reason dictates
Section II. Some further observations concerning those things which reason leads us to suppose God aimed at in the creation of the world
Section III. Wherein it is considered how, on the supposition of God’s making the aforementioned things his last end, he manifests a supreme and ultimate regard to himself in all his works
Section IV. Some objections considered, which may be made against the reasonableness of what has been said of God making himself his last end.
Chapter II. Wherein If It Is Inquired, What Is To Be Learned From Holy Scriptures, Concerning God’s Last End In The Creation Of The World
Section I. The Scriptures represent God as making himself his own last end in the creation of the world
Section II. Wherein some positions are advanced concerning a just method of arguing in this affair, from what we find in the Holy Scriptures
Section III. Particular texts of Scripture, that show that God’s glory is an ultimate end of the creation
Section IV. Places of Scripture that lead us to suppose, that God created the world for his name, to make his perfections known; and that he made it for his praise.
Section V. Places of Scripture from whence it may be argued, that communication of good to the creature, was one thing which God had in view, as an ultimate end of the creation of the world.
Section VI. Wherein is considered what is meant by the glory of God and the name of God in Scripture, when spoken of as God’s end in his works
Section VII. Showing that the ultimate End of the Creation of the World is but one, and what that one end is.
An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766, and his life afterward as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. A spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment, and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics, and economics, The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value.
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