Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor by Francis I. Kyle

Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor

EditorFrancis I. KyleForeword byJames M. Houston

Paperback | June 11, 2008

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"Be uncommon Christians . . . that is, eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday Christians." So James Brainerd Taylor (1801-1829) encouraged others to be, and so he strived to be himself. Of Intense Brightness reveals aspects of Taylor's uncommon Christianity by allowing the Princeton and Yale-educated evangelist to speak for himself. By means of forty-five selected and edited letters and journal entries of Taylor's (written from ages fourteen to twenty-seven), readers will obtain a unique glimpse into the inner workings of an evangelical Protestant spirituality that was, according to nineteenth-century Princeton Seminary professor Samuel Miller, "so uniform, that we had only, as it were, one face, and that of intense brightness to behold."

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I. Francis Kyle III is a youth and college campus minister in Port Angeles, Washington. A graduate of Canada's Prairie Bible College and Toronto Baptist Seminary (M.Div., Th.M.) and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, he is a Doctor of Ministry student at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Kyle is the author of An Uncom...

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Title:Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd TaylorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 9.03 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:June 11, 2008Publisher:UPALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0761839704

ISBN - 13:9780761839705

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword by James M. Houston Part 2 Preface Chapter 3 "Of Intense Brightness": The Life and Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor Chapter 4 Chronology of the Life and Ministry of James Brainerd Taylor Chapter 5 Selections from James Brainerd Taylor's Letters and Journal Entries Part 6 Epilogue by Peter Adam: A Special Word to University and Seminary Students Part 7 Select Bibliography: James Brainerd Taylor Part 8 Recommended Reading: Evangelical Protestant Spirituality Part 9 Index

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Francis Kyle's in-depth research on J.B. Taylor will help current ministry leaders know better how to advance the cause of Christ into the future and increase our vision of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.