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A short method of prayer & other writings

Author: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
Publisher: Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, ©2005.
Series: Hendrickson Christian classics.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
ISBN: 1565639413 9781565639416
OCLC Number: 62276422
Description: xiii, 160 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A short and easy method of prayer (Preface to the 1907 Allenson edition --
The author's preface to the original edition --
1. The universal call to prayer --
2. The method of prayer --
3. The first degree of prayer --
4. The second degree of prayer --
5. Of spiritual aridity --
6. Of self-surrender --
7. Of sufferings --
8. Of mysteries --
9. Of virtue --
10. Of mortification --
11. Of conversion --
12. Of the presence of God --
13. Of rest before God --
14. Of inward silence --
15. Of confession and self-examination --
16. Of reading and vocal prayer --
17. Of petitions --
18. Of defects or infirmities --
19. Of distractions and temptations --
20. Of self-annihilation --
21. The noble results of this species of prayer --
22. Of internal acts --
23. To pastors and teachers --
24. Of the way to attain divine union) --
Spiritual torrents (Introduction to the Allenson 1908 edition --
pt. I. (1. The different ways in which souls are led to seek after God --
2. Of the first way, which is active and meditative --
3. Of the second way, which is the passive way of light --
4. Of the third way, which is the passive way of faith, and of its first degree --
5. Imperfections of this first degree --
6. Second degree of the passive way of faith --
7. Commencement of the third degree of the passive way of faith --
8. Third degree of the passive way of faith, in its consummation --
9. Fourth degree of the passive way of faith, which is the commencement of the divine life) --
pt. II. 1. More particular description of several characteristics of the resurrection life --
2. Stability, experience, elevation, and extreme purity of the abandoned soul --
3. Perfect union or deiformity --
4. Actions and sufferings of those in a state of union with God)).
Series Title: Hendrickson Christian classics.
Other Titles: Short method of prayer and other writings
Responsibility: Madam Guyon ; [preface by Patricia Klein].

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