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Church History discuss Joseph Hall (1574-1656) in the The Church forums; Anyone (VirginiaHuguenot?) have any information on this man and/or on his book Contemplations ? Thanks....

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    bookslover is offline. Puritanboard Postgraduate
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    Joseph Hall (1574-1656)

    Anyone (VirginiaHuguenot?) have any information on this man and/or on his book Contemplations?

    Thanks.
    Richard Zuelch
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster, CA
    www.reiterations.wordpress.com

    I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43.25)

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    Joseph Hall, was directly involved in the Smectymnuus controversy as a defender of episcopacy by divine right, but was Puritan-minded in other areas. He wrote The Divine Art of Meditation and Joel Beeke's essay on Puritan meditation quotes him extensively. His Contemplations were praised by Charles Spurgeon and George Whitefield, among others, and are available online here. More of his works are available online here. There is a biographical sketch of him in Meet the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson as well.
    Andrew

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    Thanks for the info. I'm interested because, last Lord's Day, I stumbled across a copy of Hall's Contemplations in our church's library. Now, I've got to read it!
    Richard Zuelch
    Westminster Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster, CA
    www.reiterations.wordpress.com

    I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43.25)

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