Walking with God through Nature: An Examination of John Flavel’s Behavioural Instructions on Matters Related to Christian Piety

dc.contributor.authorVan Straten, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-27T03:32:02Z
dc.date.available2016-07-27T03:32:02Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-26
dc.description.abstractJohn Flavel was a Reformed Puritan of the seventeenth-century who wrote a series of devotional guides that offered instructions drawn from Christian mystical traditions on how to improve religious activities as a means of ecstatically encountering God. Evaluating the efficacy of these instructions from a scientifically-based behavioural perspective, this study has found that Flavel’s techniques were likely helpful to his readers in facilitating socially normative ecstatic experiences through ordinary Christian practice. Furthermore, discovering that Flavel promoted the use of these techniques for engaging with ecological materials in the wilderness and country-side, this essay proposes that Flavel introduced his readers to effectual manners that could help them ecstatically encounter God during the practice of meditational nature-based walks.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/14673
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMTS Research Essayen
dc.subjectJohn Flavelen
dc.subjectChristianen
dc.subjectMysticalen
dc.subjectPietyen
dc.subjectPuritanen
dc.subjectHistoryen
dc.subjectDevotionen
dc.subjectRitualen
dc.subjectSpiritualityen
dc.subjectWildernessen
dc.subjectPrayeren
dc.subjectMeditationen
dc.titleWalking with God through Nature: An Examination of John Flavel’s Behavioural Instructions on Matters Related to Christian Pietyen
dc.typethesisen
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