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The Devout Life

Martin IsraelNeil Broadbent

The Devout Life

Martin IsraelNeil Broadbent

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William Law was born in Northamptonshire and educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge of which he became a fellow in 1711. On the accession of George I Law refused the oath of allegiance, was deprived of his fellowship and became a Nonjuror. His classic work, A Serious Call To a Devout and Holy Life, is one of the most influential post-reformation spiritual books. Later in life he became influenced by the writings of Jakob Boehme, the German Protestant mystic and this development of his spirituality estranged many of his former disciples. William Law was schooled as a puritan, but through the influence of the mystical tradition emerged from a shell of exclusiveness to an over-arching love and comprehensiveness.

- Publisher William Law's classic puritanical work A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is one of the most influential post-reformation spiritual books. However, he was later influenced by German Protestant mysticism, estranging many of his former disciples.In this engaging book, Israel and Broadbent examine William Law's place in Christian mysticism through some of his most illuminating writings. Great care has been taken to ensure that their original meaning remains unaltered and to show the continuing relevance of the wisdom and teaching of Law as he emerged from a shell of exclusiveness to an over-arching love.

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About "The Devout Life"

William Law was born in Northamptonshire and educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge of which he became a fellow in 1711. On the accession of George I Law refused the oath of allegiance, was deprived of his fellowship and became a Nonjuror. His classic work, A Serious Call To a Devout and Holy Life, is one of the most influential post-reformation spiritual books. Later in life he became influenced by the writings of Jakob Boehme, the German Protestant mystic and this development of his spirituality estranged many of his former disciples. William Law was schooled as a puritan, but through the influence of the mystical tradition emerged from a shell of exclusiveness to an over-arching love and comprehensiveness.
- Publisher

William Law's classic puritanical work A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is one of the most influential post-reformation spiritual books. However, he was later influenced by German Protestant mysticism, estranging many of his former disciples.In this engaging book, Israel and Broadbent examine William Law's place in Christian mysticism through some of his most illuminating writings. Great care has been taken to ensure that their original meaning remains unaltered and to show the continuing relevance of the wisdom and teaching of Law as he emerged from a shell of exclusiveness to an over-arching love.
- Publisher

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Martin Israel

Martin Israel, a doctor and pathologist, taught at the University of London at the Royal College of Surgeons, and is a priest in the Church of England.

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  • Catalogue Code 174461
  • Product Code 0264675320
  • EAN 9780264675329
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Mowbrays
  • Publication Date Oct 2001
  • Dimensions 216 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.219kg

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