The works of James Melville

A Spiritvall Propine of Pastour to his people -- A poem for the practise of pietie in devotion, faith and repentance: intitvld, a morning vision -- A frvitful and comfortable exhortatioun anent death -- The manner of the sicknesse and departure, of Iean d'Albret -- The black Bastel, or a lament...

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Main Author: Melville, James 1556-1614
Contributors: Atkinson, David W. 1948- (herausgeberin, Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Bern Berlin Peter Lang [2019]
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Melville, James 1556-1614 / Theology
Further subjects:B Commentary
B Church of Scotland Doctrines
B Reformed Church Doctrines
B Spring
B Melville, James Sir 1535 or 1536-1617
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Summary:A Spiritvall Propine of Pastour to his people -- A poem for the practise of pietie in devotion, faith and repentance: intitvld, a morning vision -- A frvitful and comfortable exhortatioun anent death -- The manner of the sicknesse and departure, of Iean d'Albret -- The black Bastel, or a lamentation in name of the Kirk of Scotland -- A preservative from apostacie or the song of Moses -- The wandering sheepe or Davids tragique fall -- The reliefe of the longing soule, or the Song of songs -- Short poems -- The zodiac of Lyff.
"James Melville has been largely ignored as a significant figure in the life of the Scottish Church in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. While his Diary and Autobiography is often referenced as an important account of the Scottish Kirk, the rest of his writing remains unavailable to modern scholars. The result is that we are without an important resource for understanding the spiritual dynamics of the Scottish Church, as well as the devotional life of the ordinary believer. Melville deserves to be recognized as a self-conscious writer, who drew on all manner of sources, even as he developed a distinct voice positioning him as an important religious writer of the Reformation. Melville's understanding of his role as a pastor of the Church--and of his ultimate responsibility for saving souls--gives his writing a power that signals his own deeply held faith, which in turn inspires so much of his poetry and prose. It is hoped that this edition will encourage others to give Melville the kind of scholarly attention that sheds light on his contribution to Scottish history, religion, and literature"--
ISBN:1433161311