A serious call to a devout and holy life by William Law

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Published by Dover Publications in Mineola, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Anglican authors,
  • Early works to 1800,
  • Christian life

Edition Notes

Previously published: London : Macmillan and Co., 1898.

Book details

StatementWilliam Law ; with a preface and notes by J. H. Overton
ContributionsOverton, John Henry, 1835-1903
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBV4501.3 .L39 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25393610M
ISBN 10048649800X
ISBN 109780486498003
LC Control Number2012026601

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