MURRAY, Iain H.
Title: Puritan Hope : A Study in Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy. FirstEdition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Banner of Truth Trust, London, 1971,
Seller ID: 112694
MURRAY, Iain H. The Puritan Hope : A Study in Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy. (London) : The Banner of Truth Trust, (1971). First Edition.Pp (6),vii-xxv,(3),3-301,(1), frontispiece + 4 pp plates. Text illustratio ns. Index. 8vo, reddish-brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Views on thefuture prospects of the Christian Church in history have differed drastica lly during the various periods of her life since Pentecost. In certain erasof darkness and chaos Christians have anticipated no future save that to b e ushered in by the imminent Second Advent of Christ, while at other times conviction has gripped the Church that the gospel in which she believes is yet to be a world-transforming power. It was owing to the Puritans that thelatter outlook became dominant in British Christianity for over two hundre d years. How this occurred and how widespread was the influence of their hope is the subject of this volume. After tracing some of the salient features of the Puritan revival age, the author goes on to show how their witness reverberated through the succeeding centuries." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. 1. Revival Christianity: England. 2. Revival Christianity: Scotland. 3. Unfulfilled prophecy: the development of hope. 4. Apostolic testimony: the basis of hope. 5. The hope and Puritan piety. 6. The Eighteenth-Century awakening: the hope revived. 7. World missions: the hope spreading. 8. The hope and Scotland's missionaries. 9. The eclipse of hope. 10. Christ's second coming: the best hope. 11. The prospect in history: Christ our hope. Appendices : John Howe on The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit; C. H. SpurgeorCs Views on Prophecy. Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00