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Vitringa’s “The Spiritual Life” Translated by Charles K. Telfer

Campegius Vitringa's 'The Spiritual Life'Now available for the first time in English is "The Spiritual Life" by the Dutch Post-Reformation author Campeus Vitringa, translated by Charles K. Telfer. Dr. Telfer says "Years ago when I was slogging through the dissertation on Vitringa, I ran across this book (originally intended for college students), and parts of it I found simply thrilling. I was convinced this work needed to be in English, and now, after lots of labor on many peoples' part, here it is."

"Vitringa carefully and profoundly explores the Bible's teaching on the life of God in the soul of the Christian. In a Christ-centered way, he shows the character, origin, and growth of that life. Tefler's translation is particularly clear and readable." 

-W. Robert Godfrey, Westminster Seminary California

Book Description

What does it mean to have spiritual life, and how does a believer achieve it? What are the fruits of this spiritual life, and what are the hindrances and helps for cultivating it? In this classic treatise of Reformed spirituality, Campegius Vitringa provides answers to these questions as he teaches what it means to be made alive in Christ. Translated into English for the first time, The Spiritual Life is accompanied by a helpful biographical sketch of the author and revives the riches of Reformed piety for a new generation of readers.

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