William Cowper: The Man of God's StampISBN: 9781894400091
William Cowper was an eighteenth-century Evangelical poet and translator, reowned for his celebrated gifts and genius. He is considered one of the most skillful poets and hymn-writers that England has ever produced.
Although highly-acclaimed for his poetry in literary and religious circles, the difficult life and deep faith of Cowperhave frequently been misunderstood and misinterpreted. In this volume, Dr. George Ella takes a fresh look at the poet and shows how God's stamp thoroughliy penetrated Cowper's verse. From the themes, inspiration and theology of his poetry, Dr.Ella shows how that stamp extended throughout Cowper's entire life and even his periods of depression.
With his scholarly analysis and theological understanding of Cowper, Dr. Ella paints a beautiful portrait of the man, his God and the depths of Cowper's literacy gifts. This book will make you want to read more of Cowper's poetry and learn more of Cowper's God!
Dr. George M. Ella was born in England and as a teenager moved to Sweden to continue his training as a forestry apprentice. After his conversion, he returned to England to study theology. While a student at the London Bible College, he attended the worship services of the well-known Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Upon graduation at London and Hull Universities, he worked as a schoolteacher and evangelist among the Lapps. For the last thirty years, Dr. Ella has lived in Germany near the Dutch border. His career has included work as a senior civil servant, university examiner, editor, and writer of curricula on library management, religion and retailing for the federal state's commercial colleges. After adding various degrees in modern languages, business, education, history, psychology and library science, he gained a doctorate in English literature. Dr. Ella has written a number of books, including biographies of James Hervey, John Gill, William Huntington and Augustus Toplady. His magnum opus is an exhaustive biography of the poet William Cowper entitled Poet of Paradise. Dr. Ella is married to Erika and has two sons, Mark and Robin.
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