The Life of God in the Soul of Man; or the Nature and Excellency of the Christian Religion. By Henry Scougal, A.M. Some time Professor Divinity in the University of Aberdeen. To Which is Added, A Sermon Preached at the Author's Funeral. By George Gairden, D.D.

By: SCOUGAL, HENRY.

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"Henry Scougal (1650-1678) Professor of Divinity in King's college, Aberdeen. ""Scougal belonged to the school of Leighton in stressing personal holiness as well as theological learning. He died at the age of twenty-eight... Scougal produced several minor writings, mainly sermons, but above all The Life of God in the Soul of Man (L. 1677). This became a classic of Christian devotional literature, valued by Presbyterians as well as Episcopalians. In part one, Scougal defines true religion as `a union of the soul with God' and `a divine life'... Part two sets forth `the excellency and advantages' of true religion, and part three `the difficulties and duties of the Christian life.'...John Wesley gave a copy of the book to his friend George Whitefield, who later wrote in his journal that `he never knew what true religion was' until he read `that excellent treatise'. Whitefield learned that it did not consist in good works but was `union of the soul with God, and Christ formed in us'. He wrote: `A ray of Divine light was instantaneously darted in upon my soul, and from that moment, but not till then, did I know that I must be a new creature.'""--D.B. Calhoun in Dictionary of Scottish Church History & Theology, pp762-3. Bound full calf with red morocco title label, 7 double gilt fillets divide spine into 6 compartments, 2 x 5mm worm track near top corner of front cover, very small piece broken from top corner of rear cover, rubbed and scuffed just a little, light to medium foxing--heavier on endpapers, light dampstain bottom margin and top corner margin of last 40pp, 2 starts--but they are tight, otherwise clean and nice copy. Collation: 1-186. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, [iii]-xi Preface, [xii]-xxiii Preface by Bishop Burnet, (1) blank, [25]-127 Life of God, (1) blank, [129]-211 Funeral Sermon, (1) blank, [213]-215 Contents (p. 215 mis-numbered 115), (1) blank. American Imprints 1829-40377. OCLC locates 9 libraries with this edition."

Title: The Life of God in the Soul of Man; or the Nature and Excellency of the Christian Religion. By Henry Scougal, A.M. Some time Professor Divinity in the University of Aberdeen. To Which is Added, A Sermon Preached at the Author's Funeral. By George Gairden, D.D.

Author: SCOUGAL, HENRY.

Categories: 19th Century Books, Bindings-Leather, Calvinism, Devotional Literature, Christian Life, Presbyterianism, Theology,,

Publisher: Stonington [CT]:, Printed and Published by W. Storer, Jun.: 1829 1829

Type: Book

Size: 19th Century Books,|Bindings-Leather,|Leather Bin

Item Number: 17876

Keywords: 19th Century Books, Bindings-Leather, Calvinism, Devotional Literature, Christian Life, Presbyterianism, Theology,