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Suffering and Sovereignty: John Flavel and the Puritans on Afflictive Providence

Paperback|Dec 2012
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"John Flavel wrote extensively on the subject of human suffering and how it relates to divine sovereignty. He himself experienced great suffering through the deaths of three wives and a son and continual persecution from state officials. Because many of...


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"John Flavel wrote extensively on the subject of human suffering and how it relates to divine sovereignty. He himself experienced great suffering through the deaths of three wives and a son and continual persecution from state officials. Because many of his writings deal directly with the theme of suffering and because of his own experience with it, Flavel is a significant resource for understanding a Puritan theology of human suffering and divine sovereignty.
In this book, Brian H. Cosby examines Flavel's teachings on suffering and how that theology translated into practical application for suffering believers. Serious consideration is given to issues related to the origin and nature of suffering, how it relates to divine sovereignty, God's purpose for it, how people were encouraged to respond to it, and the benefits of comfort and consolation such understandings produce in believers. Cosby ably gathers these elements together so as to present a Puritan theology of suffering drawn fr


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 373917
  • Product Code 9781601781970
  • ISBN 1601781970
  • EAN 9781601781970
  • Pages 176
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Reformation Heritage Books
  • Publication Date Dec 2012
  • Sales Rank 82653
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.220kg

Brian Cosby

Brian H. Cosby (Ph.D., Australian College of Theology) is Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and is the author of several books including Rebels Rescued: A Student's Guide to Reformed Theology. A

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