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A serious call to a devout and holy life

adapted to all orders of Christians

by William Law

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Published by Ticknor in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian life.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby William Law.
    ContributionsMalcolm, Howard, 1799-1879.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4500 .L3 1835
    The Physical Object
    Pagination336 p. ;
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6343393M
    LC Control Number36025703
    OCLC/WorldCa6609075

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A SERIOUS CALL TO A DEVOUT AND HOLY LIFE CHAPTER I Concerning the nature and extent of Christian devotion. DEVOTION is neither private nor public prayer; but prayers, whether private or public, are particular parts or instances of devotion.

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