William Law: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

William Law: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

by William Law

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William Law: A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law

In "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life," William Law attacks pious hypocrisy and the corruption of the church. The prose in Law's work is fresh and vivid, as he illustrates the holy Christian life as one lived wholly for God. Law's thoughts on prayer, personal holiness and service to the poor will resonate with many contemporary readers. John and Charles Wesley were not the only to have benefited from Law's work. Many have credited this book as the one that revolutionized their spiritual life. Law exhorts Christians to offer all aspects of one's life and work as holy to God - work, finances, relationships, worship, prayer, etc. He reminds us of the Christian virtues of love, humility, peace, simplicity and conforming ourselves to God's will. A work that should not be forgotten or neglected by modern Christians, "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life" is a well written resource about living a life devoted to God. This book, which was on John Wesley's bookshelf, is a true classic in the realm of Christian literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451529845
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/04/2010
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

William Law (1686-1761), English cleric and theological writer, was born at Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire. The first of Law's controversial works was "Three Letters to the Bishop of Bangor" (1717), which were considered by friend and foe alike as one of the most powerful contributions to the Bangorian controversy on the high church side. Law's next controversial work was Remarks on Mandeville's Fable of the Bees (1723), in which he vindicates morality on the highest grounds; for pure style, caustic wit and lucid argument this work is remarkable; it was enthusiastically praised by John Sterling, and republished by F. D. Maurice. Law's Case of Reason (1732), in answer to Tindal's Christianity as old as the Creation is to a great extent an anticipation of Bishop Butler's famous argument in the Analogy. In this work Law shows himself at least the equal of the ablest champion of Deism. His Letters to a Lady inclined to enter the Church of Rome are excellent specimens of the attitude of a high Anglican towards Romanism. His controversial writings have not received due recognition, partly because they were opposed to the drift of his times, partly because of his success in other fields.

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