Principles of the Interior or Hidden Life

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Designed Particularly For The Consideration Of Those Who Are Seeking Assurance Of Faith And Perfect Love. Abridged by Olive A. Winchester.

CONTENTS

PART I
ON THE INWARD LIFE IN ITS CONNECTION WITH FAITH AND LOVE
Chapter Page
I. Some Marks or Traits of the Hidden Life .. 7
II. Of the Life of Special Signs and Manifestations AS Compared with a Life of Faith .. 13
III. On the Distinction Between Love and Joy .. 23
IV. On the Distinction Between Natural and
Spiritual Joy .......................................................... 28
V. On the Nature and Relations of Emotional Experience .............................................................. 33
PART II
THE LIFE OF FAITH AND LOVE FOLLOWED BY THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE LIFE OF NATURE
I. Remarks on Unrestrained and Inordinate
Desires ........................................................................ 40
II. On the Proper Regulation of the Appetites 43
III. On the Nature and Regulation of the
Propensive Principles ........................................ 47
IV. Remarks on Interior Trials and Desolations 51
V. On the True Idea of Spiritual Liberty......... 56
PART III
ON INWARD DIVINE GUIDANCE
I. Suggestions to Aid in Securing the Guidance
OF the Holy Spirit ........... 63
n. Distinctions Between Impulses and a
Sanctified Judgment ............................................ 68
III. E v id en ces o f B e in g G uided b y t h e H o ly S p i r i t 78
IV. On the State of Inward Recollection.........86
V. On the Inward Utterance, or
the Voice of God in the Soul.............................95
VI. On the Principle of Inward Quietude or Stillness ......................................................... 102

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