Spiritual Desertion (Classics of Reformed Spirituality)
Voetius, Gisbertus; Hoornbeeck, Johannes
“I am delighted that the Dutch Reformed Translation Society is at last making the material available in the English language. It is a landmark feature of our Reformed heritage, and its is rich food for the soul in this or any other age.”See All
“Many will surely welcome this new access to the Dutch authors whose strong writings put faith and certainty into the generations of their fellow countrymen. By their closeness to Scripture and their concern for heart and head (heat and light), they remain of enduring value.”See All
Iain H. Murray
author of The Puritan Hope
First published in 1646, Spiritual Desertion offers comfort and consolation to believers whose circumstances cause them to wonder if God has abandoned them. Further Reformation leaders Gisbertus Voetius and Johannes Hoornbeeck demonstrate that the anxiety of doubting believers is proof that God has not abandoned them; rather, it is evidence of the work of the Spirit in their hearts.
Published May 2012
About the Author Gisbertus Voetius
(1589-1676), who taught at the University of Utrecht for forty-two years, was a prolific author and vocal leader of the Dutch Second Reformation. Johannes Hoornbeeck (1617-1666), a student of Voetius, also taught at the University of Utrecht.
Translated by John Vriend & Harry Boonstra.
Edited by M. Eugene Osterhaven.