Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor
- Publish Date: 2008-06-11
- Binding: Paperback
Be uncommon Christians . . . that is, eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday Christians. So James Brainerd Taylor (18011829) 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.