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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Account Options Connexion. William Law. Page - Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed, and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. Page - Do but so live, that your heart may truly rejoice in God, that it may feel itself affected with the praises of God; and then you will find that this state of your heart will neither want a voice nor ear to find a tune for a psalm.

Page You see, my son, this wide and large firmament over our heads, where the sun and moon and all the stars appear in their turns. If you Study how to fill your heart full of the love of God and the love of your neighbour, and then be content to be no deeper a scholar, no finer a gentleman, than these tempers will make you.

Page - The next attempt after happiness carried him into the field ; for two or three years nothing was so happy as hunting ; he entered upon it with all his soul, and leaped more hedges and ditches than had ever been known in so short a time. You never saw him but in a green coat ; he was the envy of all that blow the horn, and always spoke to his dogs in great propriety of language.

Page - Here, therefore, we must fix our charge against this practice. We must blame it, not as having this or that particular evil, but as a general habit that extends itself through our whole spirit, and supports a state of mind that is wholly wrong. Page 68 If you visit Flavia on the Sunday, you will always meet good company ; you will know what is doing in the world, you will hear the last lampoon, be told who wrote it, and who is meant by every name that is in it.

You will hear what plays were acted that week, which is the finest song in the opera, who was intolerable at the last assembly, and what games are most in fashion. Flavia thinks they are atheists Page 68 - If you would know who is rude and ill-natured, who is vain and foppish, who lives too high, and who is in debt: If you would know what is the quarrel at a certain house, or who and who are in love: If you would know how late Belinda comes home at night, what Page 8 - Christianity ; they are not ours unless they be the virtues and tempers of our ordinary life.

So that Christianity is so far from leaving us to live in the common ways of life, conforming to the folly of customs, and gratifying the passions and tempers which the spirit of the world delights in, it is so far from indulging us in any of these things, that all its virtues which it makes necessary to salvation are only so many ways of living above, and contrary to, the world Informations bibliographiques.

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An inquiry into the reason, why the generality of Christians fall so far short of the holiness and devotion of Christianity. Of the great danger and folly of not intending to be as eminent and exemplary as we can, in the practice of all Christian virtues. We can please God in no state or employment of life, but by intending and devoting it all to His honour and glory. Persons that are free from the necessity of labour and employments, are to consider themselves as devoted to God in a higher degree. Containing the great obligations and the great advantages of making a wise and religious use of our estates and fortunes. How the imprudent use of an estate corrupts all the tempers of the mind, and fills the heart with poor and ridiculous passions through the whole course of life represented in the character of Flavia. How the wise and pious use of an estate naturally carrieth us to great perfection in all the virtues of the Christian life; represented in the character of Miranda.

From a professional perspective, William Law's life seemed to be over when he was 28 years old. Son of a prosperous businessman, Law had received an excellent education at Cambridge and had a solid future as a scholar or clergyman ahead of him. Then Queen Anne died without an heir. On the ascension of the German George I to the English throne, Law refused to swear an oath of allegiance. As a "nonjuror," Law was forced to give up his fellowship and was denied further advancement in the Church of England or in any academic institution.

Previously William Law had given his allegiance to the House of Stuart and is sometimes considered a second-generation non-juror an earlier generation of non-jurors included Thomas Ken. Thereafter, Law first continued as a simple priest curate and when that too became impossible without the required oath, Law taught privately, as well as wrote extensively. His personal integrity, as well as his mystic and theological writing greatly influenced the evangelical movement of his day as well as Enlightenment thinkers such as the writer Dr Samuel Johnson and the historian Edward Gibbon. In William Wilberforce — , the politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to stop the slave trade, was deeply touched by reading William Law's book A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life Law was born at Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire , in


Were it not our strict duty to live by reason, to devote all the actions of our lives. Page 4. 4 to God, were it not absolutely necessary to walk before Him in wisdom.


A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Originally published in at the beginning of the Enlightenment, when rational criticism of religious belief was at its peak, William Law's A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life succeeded in inspiring the most cynical men of the Originally published in at the beginning of the Enlightenment, when rational criticism of religious belief was at its peak, William Law's A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life succeeded in inspiring the most cynical men of the age with its arguments in favor of a spiritual life. John Wesley called it one of three books that accounted for his first "explicit resolve to be all devoted to God.

Concerning the nature and extent of Christian devotion. An inquiry into the reason, why the generality of Christians fall so far short of the holiness and devotion of Christianity. Of the great danger and folly, of not intending to be as eminent and exemplary as we can, in the practice of all Christian virtues. We can please God in no state or employment of life, but by intending and devoting it all to His honour and glory. Persons that are free from the necessity of labour and employments, are to consider themselves as devoted to God in a higher degree.

Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

William Law

You've discovered a title that's missing from our library. Can you help donate a copy? When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission. Open Library is a project of the Internet Archive , a c 3 non-profit. This devotional classic, written by William Law, an eloquent religious teacher of the eighteenth century, was designed to prod indifferent Christians into making an honest effort to live up to what they professed to believe. It has been appreciated in every succeeding generation because of its innate vigor and virility. Previews available in: English.

Ebooks by William Law. Online library. A demonstration of the gross and fundamental errors of a late book, called A plain account of the nature and end of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.. A Reply to the Bishop of Bangor's answer to the representation of the committee of convocation : humbly address'd to his Lordship A serious call to a devout and holy life A serious call to a devout and holy life : adapted to the state and condition of all orders of Christians A serious call to a devout and holy life; adapted to the state and condition of all orders of Christians An humble, earnest, and affectionate address to the clergy An humble, earnest, and affectionate address to the clergy : Liberal and mystical writings of William Law Remarks on The fable of the bees [microform] The spirit of prayer, or, The soul rising out of the vanity of time, into the riches of eternity..

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