William Cowper: The Man of God’s Stamp
By George M. Ella
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!