A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life ; The Spirit of Love

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Paulist Press, 1978 - Religion - 526 pages
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see page 156 in reference to How God converts the Human soul "Let is be supposed a person destitute of knowledge find some where you can print this out.. the verison I have is pdf

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Page 59 - But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full ! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

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William Law was one of the great clerics and educators of the Church of England. He was educated at Cambridge, eventually taking a teaching position there in addition to being ordained in the Church of England. The best known and most popular of the books he wrote was "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.

P.G. Stanwood, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of British Columbia, is the former president of the John Donne Society of America, with a special interest in Renaissance poetry and its continuing influence on contemporary writing. His books and editions include "John Donne and the Theology of Language" and also "Selected Prose of Christina Rosetti". Many of his essays are collected in "The Sempiternal Season: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Devotional Writing", including "Time and Liturgy in Donne, Crashaw, and T.S. Eliot. " A wide-ranging study on "The Structure of Wit" (with Lee M. Johnson) appeared in "The Wit of Seventeenth-Century Poetry" (Columbia, MO, 1995).

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