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The Spiritual Life (Vitringa)

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What does it mean to have spiritual life, and how does a believer achieve it? What are the fruits of this spiritual life, and what are the hindrances and helps for cultivating it? In this classic treatise of Reformed spirituality, Campegius Vitringa provides answers to these questions as he teaches what it means to be made alive in Christ. Translated into English for the first time, The Spiritual Life is accompanied by a helpful biographical sketch of the author and revives the riches of Reformed piety for a new generation of readers.

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About the Author

Campegius Vitringa(1659-1722) was professor of oriental languages, theology, and church history at Franeker University from 1680 until his death in 1722

Translator and Editor

Charles K. Telfer is professor of biblical languages at Westminster Seminary California


"Readers thirsting for sage counsel on growing in greater conformity to Christ can profit immensely from this work. Charles Tefler has done the church a great service by translating this wonderful book." 

-J. V. Fesko, Westminster Seminary California

"Vitringa carefully and profoundly explores the Bible's teaching on the life of God in the soul of the Christian. In a Christ-centered way, he shows the character, origin, and growth of that life. Tefler's translation is particularly clear and readable." 

-W. Robert Godfrey, Westminster Seminary California

"This short book reminds us that theology is not merely the science of God but the truth that accords with godliness." 

-Ryan M. McGraw, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary