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Puritan on Social Action - by Michael Phillips
The Puritan View of Life - Part 10 of 14
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Galatians 6:10
May 19, 2002 pm - Social Action Today, with the Lord's help, we'll continue our study of the Puritan view of life. The book we're using to guide us was written by Leland Ryken, professor of English at Wheaton College. The title is Worldly Saints: The Puritans as They Really Were. If you're interested in the Puritans, but feel intimidated trying to read them, this book is a very good place to start. I highly recommend it! The Puritans, remember, were Reformed Christians who lived in England and America and flourished from about 1550 to 1750. Some of the names you recognize: John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, and maybe Richard Baxter, Thomas Watson, or Cotton Mather. These men didn't see eye-to-eye on every issue, of course, but they held a consistent world-view, based on the sovereignty of God over every part of life-devotional and church life-yes-but also life at home, at work, at school, and the neighborhood. The Puritans were not perfect. Next month, Lord willing, we'll look at some of their faults. But they thought longer and harder about things than we do. They shouldn't be followed blindly, of course, but they're worth listening to. The Puritans are good teachers-not infallible-but good. We do ... More >>>


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