The author argues that mysticism is not confined to Christianity, but the relation between the soul and Christ is a distinctive mystical experience; and it is specific in this sense, that this relation works out in a certain practice of life and certain development of character. It is this concrete effect of a true Christian mysticism which forms the subject of this book.
Robert Forman Horton (18 September 1855 - 1934), British Nonconformist divine, was born in London.
In 1880, Horton accepted an invitation to become pastor of the Lyndhurst Road Congregational Church, Hampstead, and subsequently took a very prominent part in church and denominational work. This included establishing a mission hall for the Hampstead church in Kentish Town, known as Lyndhurst Hall.
Horton delivered the Lyman Beecher lectures at Yale in 1893. In 1898, he was chairman of the London Congregational Union, and in 1903 he was chair of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. In 1909, he took a prominent part in the 75th anniversary celebration of Hartford Theological Seminary.
His numerous publications spanned theological, critical, historical, biographical and devotional subjects.
Forward Book I The Rule of Life Chapter I. The rule of life Chapter II. Imitation Christi Chapter III. The Example Chapter IV. For Others Chapter V. The Choice of a Calling Chapter VI. The world of Business Chapter VII. Professions Chapter VIII. The Clerical Profession Chapter IX. The Profession of Amusement Chapter X. Art Chapter XI. Illness Chapter XII. Book II The Christian Decalogue The Christian Decalogue Chapter XIII. Extending the Kingdom of Heaven Chapter XIV. All Nations Dear to God Chapter XV. Forgiveness of Injuries Chapter XVI. 'Go Thou and Do Likewise' Chapter XVII. The Esteem of the Poor Chapter XVIII. Honesty Chapter XIX. The Sacredness of Child Life Chapter XX. Christ and Health Chapter XXI. Christ and Peace Chapter XXII. Talents Chapter XXIII. Book II The Method The Method Chapter XXIV. Meditation Chapter XXV. Auto Suggestion Chapter XXVI. Chapter XXVII. Association Chapter XXVIII. Mysticism Chapter XXIX. The Evangelic Virtues Chapter XXX. Conclusions Index