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The Existence and Attributes of God, Vol. 7b of 50 Greatest Chr Classics

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Stephen Charnock (1628–1680) was a Cambridge graduate, Presbyterian clergyman, Puritan theologian, and chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Virtually none of his writings were published until after his death.

"The Existence and Attributes of God" is remembered as Puritan's definitive contribution to theology proper. Charnock's meditations on God's character include:

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Hardcover, 452 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Sovereign Grace Publishers (first published November 1st 1979)
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Michaelpatrick Keena
Apr 20, 2008 Michaelpatrick Keena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who understand John 17:3
Recommended to Michaelpatrick by: Ron Aronold
While taking classes at Golden Gate Seminary, Southern Californina, my Systematic Theology professor complained that Charnock's Existence and Attributes of God was just too much information. How in the world can there be too much written about God? With all the books written about Him, we have yet to scratch the serface of the topic. Sorry prof, my hat's off to Mr. Charnock and his classic work. Remember, we are going to spend eternity getting to know Him!
Deva Williamson
Jan 29, 2013 Deva Williamson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aside from The Bible, this book is the most moving of all that I have read. The pictures painted and the beautiful language to describe our Creator is nothing short of awesome! I recommend this book to all who choose to live this life by faith and not sight, while we eagerly await the day of redemption.
Darby Hughes
Jan 08, 2017 Darby Hughes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
I read most of volume 1 (of 2), but just couldn't continue. I love Puritan works, I've read dozens, and even another by Charnock. Part of it, I know, is a historical difference between the way we approach subjects compared to the Puritans, but to me this was "death by details." I was overwhelmed by repetition and over-adressed points. Charnock seems to have set the goal to say everything that could possibly be said about the subject.

The doctrine itself was biblically sound, apart from some outda
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James Mcentire
I have the two volume set in one volume. I actually have only read the first volume and finished that up over a year ago. But I needed to move on to other more relevant material. Maybe I can get to the second volume at a later date.
Sydney
I couldn't stand reading this book. I'm sure Charnock probably had some good things to say, but I can't get past his thoughts on atheists. He's clearly not a man who struggled work doubt - bully for him. But I think it's ridiculous to talk down to those who do struggle.
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Shelves: religion, non-fiction
See Meet the Puritans (pp. 144-45).
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Stephen Charnock (1628–1680), Puritan divine, was an English Puritan Presbyterian clergyman born at the St Katherine Cree parish of London.

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