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What Are the Best Preservatives Against Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow? by Richard Baxter

What Are the Best Preservatives Against Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow? by Richard Baxter

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Puritan Richard Baxter explains many of the reasons that one develops a melancholy or depressed frame of mind. He pays particular attention to when sorrow becomes unhealthy and what are the warning signs. He explains causes such as diseases of the body, sinful discontents, guilt of sin and mistakes in thinking. He explains cures of melancholy and gives many of his own counsels. He explores the topic of taking care of a melancholy person. This puritan sermon is from the "Morning Exercise at Cripplegate" series. This edition includes an outline of the sermon and a biographical sketch of Richard Baxter. The sermon is also called “The Cure of Melancholy and Overmuch Sorrow.”

Paperback 8X5.25, 112 pages, ISBN 9781946145505

Richard Baxter (1615–1691) was born at Rowton in Shropshire, England. He had little formal education but studied on his own. He spent most of his ministry at St. Mary and All Saints Church at Kidderminster. He was a leader of the Nonconformists at the Savoy Conference. He spent time in jail for his puritan views. He was a prodigious writer. His most famous works are “Call to the Unconverted,” “The Saints Everlasting Rest” and “The Reformed Pastor.”


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