The Soul’s Humiliation
The humbling of the pride of man’s heart is a deep subject. Most of those who profess Christ today know nothing of it. Divines of old thought it a necessity that a man be driven out of self before he came to Christ; or, that a sinner must be humbled before he could be saved.
In this work Thomas Hooker lays out the case for the necessity of the humbling of the soul and the abasing of a man’s pride before salvation can take place.
“And He shall save the humble person.” (Job 22:29)
The Soul’s Humiliation is Volume 3 in The Works of Thomas Hooker series. Other volumes by Hooker include:
- The Soul’s Preparation for Christ, Book 1
- The Christian’s Two Chief Lessons, Book 2
- The Application of Redemption, Book 4
- The Soul’s Implantation, Book 5
About the Author
Thomas Hooker (1586 – 1647) had a prominent ministry on both sides of the Atlantic. Born in England, he died in Connecticut, after becoming a prominent British-American colonial clergyman. Some have called Hooker “the father of Connecticut.
At the Church of St. Mary (Chelmsford, Essex) he was a Puritan who delivered passionate expositions of Scriptures, calls to conversion and a godly life. The Church of England put him on trial in 1629, after which he fled to Holland then to America, where he became a member of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. After sitting for a time under the ministry of John Cotton, he was called into the ministry of a church in Hartford, Connecticut, where he served until the end of his life.