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serious call to a devout and holy life.

William Law

serious call to a devout and holy life.

Adapted to the state and condition of all orders of Christians.

by William Law

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Published by Printed for William Innys in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian life

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy William Law.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[2], vi, 499, [5] p. ;
    Number of Pages499
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17796609M
    OCLC/WorldCa9030074

    About A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Originally published at the beginning of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, a time when rationalist criticism of religious belief was perhas 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. 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. A Serious Call to a Devout & Holy Life () by William Format: Paperback.

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A serious call to a devout and holy life: adapted to the state and condition of all orders of Christians by William Law; 44 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Christian life., Christian life, Anglican authors, Early works to.

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law proclaims that God does not merely forgive our disobedience, He calls us to obedience and to a life completely centered in Him. Law exposes pious hypocrisy and the corruption of the Church.

His writing is fresh and sharp, as he vividly illustrates the holy Christian life as one lived totally for God.5/5(2).Editions for A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Hardcover published in A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.

William LAW ( - ) This is one of the greatest devotional books of the Christian faith, inspiring thousands to a closer walk with their Lord. John Wesley was a close associate of Mr.

Law and was influenced by this very book to some of his great work in England, and America too.