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Synopsis: Thomas Watson is one of the most famous Puritan preachers in history, and his writings during the 17th century are still read across the world today. He was a prodigious writer whose works include All Things for Good (originally published as A Divine Cordial), The Ten Commandments, and more.
The Art of Divine Contentment is a study of one of Paul's letters to the Philistines, and the notion that being discontent is a sin. As part of the answer, Watson suggests, "The way for a man to be contented is not by raising his estate higher, but by bringing his heart lower."
About the Author: Thomas Watson (c. 1620 – 1686) was an English, Nonconformist, Puritan preacher and author. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. In 1646 he commenced a sixteen-year pastorate at St. Stephen's, Walbrook. He showed strong Presbyterian views during the civil war, with, however, an attachment to the king, and in 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II of England. He was released on 30 June 1652, and was formally reinstated as vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as a preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for Nonconformity. Notwithstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston, Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28 July 1686. -Wikipedia
Title: The Art of Divine Contentment
Publisher: Soli Deo Gloria Pubns
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Soli Deo Gloria Pubns, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1573580325
Book Description Soli Deo Gloria Pubns, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021573580325