Life of God in the Soul of Man [Henry Scougal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic. Henry Scougal ( – ) was a godly young Scotch Puritan who produced a number of works in his brief life while a pastor and professor of divinity at King’s. From an early age, Henry Scougal displayed considerable intellectual gifts – a prodigious memory, and aptness for languages and a taste for books, the content .

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This work was almost universally praised by the leaders of the Great Awakeningincluding George Whitefieldwho said he never really understood what true religion was until he had digested Scougal’s treatise.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Ordained inScougal was appointed minister of the parish of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, and as such held the position of precentor in the cathedral of Aberdeen.

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Henry Scougal (1650-1678)

Only 5 left in stock more on the way. In addition to his literary scugal, Henry Scougal was also noted for his piety and his clear grasp of scripture, aided in turn by his proficiency in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, and some of henfy cognate oriental languages. Please try your request again later. In Scougal entered King’s CollegeUniversity of Aberdeenand, after graduation, was promoted to the office of professor of philosophy.

By Henry Scougal Jun 14, The Works of Henry Scougal. He thus encourages the dependence upon divine assistance, and the contemplation of scripture in developing a Godly life. The life of God in the soul of man. Let us often withdraw our thoughts from this earth, this scene of misery, and folly, and sin, and raise them towards that more vast and glorious world, whose innocent and blessed inhabitants solace themselves eternally in the divine presence, and know no other passions, but an unmixed joy and an unbounded love.

Three years later, he was prevailed upon to become minister of a small rural parish in Aberdeenshire, but he remained there only a year, before, on unanimous vote of the Synod, he was called back to be Professor of Divinity at Kings.

Views Read Edit View history. Although Scougal himself died eighteen months after its publication, his book went through nine major editions between and From his youth, Scougal spent his free hours in reading, meditation and prayer.

He who loveth mean and sordid things doth thereby become base and vile, but a noble and well-placed affection doth advance and improve the spirit into a conformity with the perfections which it loves. Of the Importance and Difficulty of the Ministerial Function.


Containing the Life of God in the Soul of Man. Available to ship in days. Scougal’s library, built upon the collection he inherited from his father, was very extensive and included both philosophical works and the writings of the mystics. High to Low Avg. With a preface by G. Perhaps the most remarkable testimony to its influence is the fact that Whitefield Lecky, Hist.

That There are but a Small Number Saved. The Life of God svougal the Soul of Man: Whitefield Sccougal Pleased to Say Apr 25, InScougal was ordained and appointed minister of a church 20 miles from Aberdeenwhere he served for one year before returning to take the office of professor of divinity at King’s College, where he taught for five years.

He made two trips to England and this may explain his connection with the Cambridge Platonists, whose works were quoted extensively in his lectures on ethics, and whose thought also shifts the focus of attention from the Puritan emphasis on theology to a broader philosophical interest in religion.

Or the Nature and Excellency of the Christian Religion: Henry Scougal Scottish Puritan. Or, the Nature and Excellency of the Christian Religion.