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A PRACTICAL

TREATISE

UPON
[ CHRISTIAN
PERFECTION.

By WILLIAM LAW, A. M.

The THIRD EDITION.

Not as though I had already attained, either were

already perfect. Phil. iii. 12.

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LONDON:
Printed for W. INNYs and R. MANBY, at the

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THE

CON TEN T S.

The INTRODUCTION.

| C H A P. I. THE nature and design of Christianity, that its fole end is to deliver us from the misery and dif order of this present state, and raise us to a blissful enjoyment of the divine nature Page 9

CHA P. II. Christianity requires a change of nature, a new life perfectly devoted to God

CHA P. III. Christianity requireth a renunciation of the world, and . all worldly tempers

CH A P. IV. A continuation of the same subject

60 CH A P. V. A farther continuation of the same fubje&t

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CH A P. VI. Christianity calleth all men to a state of self-denial and mortification

- Page 102 CHA P. VII... Some farther confiderations upon the reasonablenefa of selfdenial

127 CH A P. VIII. The subject of self-denial farther continued 154

CH A P. IX. Of the necesity of divine grace, and the several duties to which it calleth all Christians

. C H A P. A. The necessity of divine grace, obligeth all Christians to

a constant purity, and holiness of conversation ;
wherein is fewn, the great danger, and great impiety
of reading vain and impertinent books . 197

C H A P. XI. .
A farther confideration of that purity and holiness of

conversation, to which the necesity of divine grace
calleth all Christians; wherein is fewn, that the
entertainment of the fage, is a corrupt and finful eno
tertainment, contrary to the whole nature of Christian
piety, and constantly to be avoided by all sincere Chri-
stians

224 CH A P. XII. Christians are called to a constant state of prayer and devotion

CH A P. XIII. All Christians are required to imitate the life and example of Jefus Chrift

284 CHA P. XIV. An exhortation to Christian Perfe&tion 907

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W HRISTIAN Perfection will perhaps

seem to the common reader to imply some state of life which every one need

not aspire after ; that it is made up of KC

Y such strictnesses, retirements, and parti.

cularities of devotion, as are neither necessary, nor practicable by the generality of Christians.

But I must answer for myself, that I know of only one common Christianity, which is to be the common means of salvation to all men.

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