Simon Oomius on the Elderly

This contribution connects the issue of spiritual leadership with the religious ideas and ecclesiastical and social environment of a seventeenth-century Dutch preacher, dr. Simon Oomius (1630–1706). Oomius represents the movement known as the Further Reformation (Nadere Reformatie), or Reformed Piet...

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Published in:Church history and religious culture
Main Author: van der Pol, Frank
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2015
In: Church history and religious culture
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Oomius, Simon 1628-1706 / Adult / Pietism
RelBib Classification:KAH Church history 1648-1913; modern history
KBD Benelux countries
KDD Protestant Church
NCC Social ethics
Further subjects:B Dutch Reformed Pietism spiritual leadership theologia ascetica
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:This contribution connects the issue of spiritual leadership with the religious ideas and ecclesiastical and social environment of a seventeenth-century Dutch preacher, dr. Simon Oomius (1630–1706). Oomius represents the movement known as the Further Reformation (Nadere Reformatie), or Reformed Pietism. The focus is on his perception of old age. Through a close reading of his treatise Cierlyke Kroon, this article highlights a specimen of pastoral leadership associated with the seventeenth-century Dutch Reformed theologia ascetica. Seven qualities for his spiritual leadership can be traced: Oomius’s own old age, his spirituality, academic education, use of examples, hermeneutic competence, ability to empathise, and spiritual training.
ISSN:1871-2428
Contains:In: Church history and religious culture
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/18712428-09502004