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A Practical View of Christianity : Personal Faith as a Call to Political Responsibility

Wilberforce, William {Author} with Kevin Charles Belmonte {Editor}

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ISBN 10: 1565631765 / ISBN 13: 9781565631762
Editorial: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1996
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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"Wilberforce's classic work, A PRACTICAL VIEW OF CHRISTIANITY, is concerned with convincing those who call themselves Christians to pursue 'the real nature and principles of the religion which they profess.' Christianity is not a mere morality to be held in private. Christianity is a revelation from God, bringing new rights and correspondent duties. It is an entire way of life that requires diligence and study and that should affect every aspect of the Christian's public and private life." This book has 288 pages. N° de ref. de la librería 027457

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Título: A Practical View of Christianity : Personal ...

Editorial: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Printing

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The current fascination with "virtue" is attested by the public's consumption of books such as William Bennett's Book of Virtues and Gertrude Himmelfarb's The Demoralization of Society. But the issue of virtues and public life has been around much longer. In fact, in the late 1700s William Wilberforce, a renowned British statesman and counsel to Prime Minister William Pitt, penned what would become one of the most eloquent statements concerning Christian civil responsibility ever written. Its influence extended across the Atlantic and into the following centuries. Among his many contributions to society, Wilberforce is best known for his efforts on behalf of slaves throughout the world, and in a very real sense he laid the ground work for the abolition of slavery in the United States.
This annotated critical reissue of the first edition of Wilberforce's most influential work pays tribute to his legacy and seeks to restore Wilberforce to his rightful place in the cultural memory of the community worldwide. Kevin Belmonte not only preserves for us the text of this literary and cultural gem but he also provides the sources behind Wilberforce's numerous quotations from Latin, literature, and Scripture. An introduction by Charles Colson mirrors the ongoing relevance of Wilberforce's notion of Christian social responsibility.

About the Author:

William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a member of the British Parliament. He was also affiliated with the Clapham Sect, a group of Evangelicals who were active in public life. He was very instrumental in many social justice issues, including the abolition of slavery in England.

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