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Aug 13, 2002
| ISBN 9780375725630
Feb 16, 2011
| ISBN 9780307780720
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Aug 13, 2002 | ISBN 9780375725630
Feb 16, 2011 | ISBN 9780307780720
Originally published at the beginning of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment—a powerful, inspiring book that examines what it means to lead a Christian life that still speaks to our time. 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. More than simply articulating a set of rules to live by, Law’s book examines what it means to lead a Christian life and criticizes the perversion of Christian tenents by the Establishment—whether secular or spiritual—whose real aim is temporal power. With a preface by the Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr., whose own direct engagement in social causes still finds inspiration in Law’s argument, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is a book that can still speak to our time.
WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, JR. was born in 1924, but his young life of wealth and comfort was suddenly rearranged by the death of his father in 1933. A series of moves led mother and children first to California and then… More about William Law
“If Mr. Law finds a spark of piety in a reader’s mind, he will soon kindle it into a flame.” —Edward Gibbon
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