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Trouble of Mind and the Disease of Melancholy

Trouble of Mind and the Disease of Melancholy

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The Puritans have been described even by secular observers as "physicians of the soul." They understood that both body and soul need healing from time to time, and they wisely treated body problems with physical solutions, and soul problems with spiritual solutions. The spiritual malady of depression (melancholy or "low spiritual frames") is wisely dealt with by the Puritans on both levels, as it can have both physical and spiritual causes Timothy Rogers (1658-1728) himself suffered deep melancholy and was out of the pastoral ministry for eight years. Yet he does not allow his experience to become the standard for all others; rather, as a true Puritan, he makes the Word of God his unchanging standard. He skillfully provides guidance in regaining a sense of God's favor in the midst of adverse and trying circumstances.

- Publisher The Puritans have been described even by secular observers as "physicians of the soul." They understood that both body and soul need healing from time to time, and they wisely treated body problems with body solutions, and soul problems with soul solutions.^^Often believers are afflicted with "low spiritual frames" (melancholy) or suffer from such deep physical problems that depression is the natural result. In attempting to deal with these issues, there are two extremes. The first takes a Freudian approach and seeks to assess blame on some third party. The second is a more religious approach that says all soul problems are the result of sin. But the Puritans knew that neither of these is correct in such a simplistic formula.^^Timothy Rogers himself suffered from spiritual depression as well as physical depression. He was so affected by these that he was out of the pastoral ministry for eight years before he felt that he could return and be useful once again to the people of God. That makes this book unique-Rogers was able to speak firsthand to both sides of the matter. Yet he does not allow his experience to become the standard for all others. Rather, as a true Puritan, he makes the Word of God his unchanging standard. Rogers deals not only with spiritual and physical depression, but also with the sense of a loss of God's favor and how to find it again in the most adverse and trying circumstances.^

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The Puritans have been described even by secular observers as "physicians of the soul." They understood that both body and soul need healing from time to time, and they wisely treated body problems with physical solutions, and soul problems with spiritual solutions. The spiritual malady of depression (melancholy or "low spiritual frames") is wisely dealt with by the Puritans on both levels, as it can have both physical and spiritual causes Timothy Rogers (1658-1728) himself suffered deep melancholy and was out of the pastoral ministry for eight years. Yet he does not allow his experience to become the standard for all others; rather, as a true Puritan, he makes the Word of God his unchanging standard. He skillfully provides guidance in regaining a sense of God's favor in the midst of adverse and trying circumstances.
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The Puritans have been described even by secular observers as "physicians of the soul." They understood that both body and soul need healing from time to time, and they wisely treated body problems with body solutions, and soul problems with soul solutions.^^Often believers are afflicted with "low spiritual frames" (melancholy) or suffer from such deep physical problems that depression is the natural result. In attempting to deal with these issues, there are two extremes. The first takes a Freudian approach and seeks to assess blame on some third party. The second is a more religious approach that says all soul problems are the result of sin. But the Puritans knew that neither of these is correct in such a simplistic formula.^^Timothy Rogers himself suffered from spiritual depression as well as physical depression. He was so affected by these that he was out of the pastoral ministry for eight years before he felt that he could return and be useful once again to the people of God. That makes this book unique-Rogers was able to speak firsthand to both sides of the matter. Yet he does not allow his experience to become the standard for all others. Rather, as a true Puritan, he makes the Word of God his unchanging standard. Rogers deals not only with spiritual and physical depression, but also with the sense of a loss of God's favor and how to find it again in the most adverse and trying circumstances.^
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31 Chapters
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  • Catalogue Code 190390
  • Product Code 1573581208
  • EAN 9781573581202
  • Pages 441
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Soli Deo Gloria Publications
  • Publication Date Nov 2002
  • Sales Rank #32673
  • Dimensions 227 x 150 x 32 mm
  • Weight 0.644kg

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