The King in His Beauty: The Piety of Samuel Rutherford – Profiles in Reformed Spirituality

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“The King in His Beauty” introduces readers to the life and writings of Samuel Rutherford (1600–1661). Matthew Vogan’s biographical introduction traces the significant events of this Scottish theologian’s life and guides readers through his writings, focusing on his distinctive insight into Christian experience. In forty-three excerpts drawn from Rutherford’s letters, major treatises, catechism, and sermons, readers will discover the depth of Rutherford’s compassion, piety, and theological wisdom, all rooted in his unwavering love for Christ.

Table of Contents:

  1. Believing the Scriptures
  2. The Messenger of the Covenant
  3. Lost Sheep
  4. Sorrow for Sin
  5. Unsearchable Grace
  6. The Soul Trouble of the Redeemer
  7. The Mystery of Christ’s Soul Trouble
  8. The Beloved Withdraws
  9. Confession of Sin
  10. The Hand of the Beloved at the Door of the Heart
  11. Spiritual Lethargy
  12. The Rose of Sharon
  13. Sorrowing for an Absent Christ
  14. Looking toward Zion
  15. Impression of Grace May be Stronger Afterwards
  16. The Fragrance of Grace
  17. The God-Man
  18. Christ the Son of David
  19. Numbering Our Days
  20. Wondering at Christ
  21. The Signs of a New Heart
  22. The Prince of Life Lays Down His Own Life
  23. Christ’s Dove
  24. The Ways and Dealings of the King of Kings to a Soul
  25. Christ’s Joy
  26. Mysteries in Christ
  27. The Danger of Seeking Material Things
  28. Testing Ourselves
  29. Covenant Love Between God and His People
  30. Christ Cannot be Hid
  31. Hearing of the Lord Jesus Christ
  32. Return to Your First Husband
  33. Zion’s Lament
  34. Life Which Cannot Be Lost
  35. Christ’s Goodwill for the Suffering Church
  36. The False Glory of the World
  37. I Have Overcome the World
  38. The Hope of Glory
  39. All Things for Good
  40. Christ and His People in the Wilderness
  41. Altogether Lovely
  42. Suffering with Christ
  43. Christian Directions

About the Author 

Matthew Vogan lives in Inverness, Scotland, with his wife, Janet, and son, Joseph. He is a ruling elder in the Inverness congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland and author of various articles for a number of periodicals. He works in local government as a project manager.

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Weight 72121.9 g
Dimensions 175 × 114 × 10 mm

Rutherford, Samuel, (Author), Vogan, Matthew, (Editor)

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Reformation Heritage Books (2011), 200 pages

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