A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Packer surveys the lives and. 1. AQUEST FOR GODLINESS. The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life (Excerpt of chapter 8) by J. I. Packer. J. I. Packer’s introduction to a reprint of. Dr. Packer masterfully uncovers the hidden treasures of Puritan life and thought. With crystalline clarity he reveals the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life.

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Paperbackpages. For the Puritans there was no “disjunction between sacred and secular. It is a book that needs to be carefully read and thought through.

Warren Snippet view – In an introductory chapter, Packer explains why we need the Puritans; his reason is clear and unmistakable.

A Quest for Godliness

It is equally important to understand why we should make it a priority to study them. No eBook available Crossway Amazon. In A Quest for Godlinessthe esteemed author of Knowing God and a dozen other books goeliness with his readers the rich world of Puritanism that has been so influential in his own life. The introduction or first article describes the devotion and love that drove them to go into rural England where solid leadership was scarce due to counter-Reformation purges and ignorance dominated the churches.

In a time of failing vision and decaying godliiness, this powerful portrait of Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls us to radical commitment and action when both are desperately needed. When was the Puritan era? Mar 30, Joshua Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: The remainder of the book is devoted to exploring five different aspects of these godly people.


Rather, it is a collection of essays on the Puritans previously written by Packer that have been tied together by a some introductory chapters and an identifiable theme. This encouraging and instructive overview of the English Puritans of the 16th and 17th centuries highlights how they belonged to the heritage of the early Reformers and to those who have come after them who love Jesus Christ and the gospel of his saving and transforming grace.

It is a passionate call to what they called “experimental religion” – a faith that is thoroughly biblical, doctrinally rich, and passionate.

A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life – J. I. Packer – Google Books

He gives the historical context, tells where the different authors differed in opinion with direct quotations, and summarizes the general opinion. Warfield believe Bible biblical C.

Trivia About A Quest for Godli He has a whole chapter on Jonathan Edwards and revival. The Puritans were saints of great stature, showing the comparative stuntedness of fir believers in the modern West.

Larsen No preview available – I heartily recommend this book. And truly, I might. Critique These books were both excellent, however, I would highly admonish all to read A Quest for Godliness. And God will only prosper our study if we continually exercise ourselves to live by what we learn.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in studying Puritan theology and their way of thinking. He also mentions many of the lesser known giants of Puritanism. Lacker are hundreds of quotations from the best of the Puritan writings and delicious nuggets of truth throughout.

When it comes to understanding the Puritans as a group, one will never regret turning to J.

The Puritans as Interpreters of Scripture. They were giants of the faith, sometimes deeply flawed, but with a clear vision of the glory of God and an intense dedication to its pursuit. May 04, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Their understanding of God and His ways with man has largely formed his own spirituality and theological outlook. He offers a close look at such subjects as the Godpiness view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, todliness, social action, and the family.


I was surprised that it was not edited to flow better. Dec 25, Chris Wray rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although it is wonderful to have Puritan resources at our fingertips and in abundance, it is equally important to understand why we should make it a priority to study them. Packer Crossway- Religion – pages 9 Reviews https: What one word describes what the Puritans can give us?

Sep 03, Jake rated it really liked it Shelves: John Owen, Richard Baxter, etc. For all those who think they were stuffy Christians who just told people what not to do, should read this book.

Then our knowledge will deepen and expand; but otherwise it will run out i Packer does a great job godlinrss explaining how the Puritans viewed life, and how they lived it.

Sometimes I was afraid that Packer verged on looking up to them too much, but I can certainly see why he is tempted to do so. I’m hopeful as I dive into the Puritans that this book has given me a lens through which to view them!