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The Works Of George Swinnock

Volume 1: The Christian Man's Calling

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Weight 1.82 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 x 5.75 x 1.5 in
page-count

528

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1672 (actually 1868)

Banner Pub Date

Oct 30, 1992

topic

Spiritual Growth, Prayer

binding

Cloth-bound

isbn

9780851516370

Endorsement

His work comes ‘from one both of a good head and heart’. — THOMAS MANTON

‘George Swinnock had the gift of illustration largely developed, as his works prove…they served his purpose, and made his teaching attractive…there remains “a rare amount of sanctified wit and wisdom”.’ — C.H. SPURGEON

Book Description

George Swinnock is one of the easiest of the Puritan authors to read. Long out of print, this republication of his works will be welcomed by all who have an interest in and love for Puritan literature.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

  THE CHRISTIAN MAN’S CALLING – Part I, 1
  THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY, 3
  To THE READER, especially to the Parish of Great- Kimbal in the County of Bucks, 11
I The preface and coherence of the text, 23
II The opening of the text and the doctrine, 27
III What godliness is, 30
IV What it is for a man to make religion his business, or to exercise himself to godliness, 36
V Religion is the great end of man’s creation, 46
VI Religion is a work of the greatest weight It is soul­-work, it is God-work, it is eternity-work, 50
VII The necessity of making religion our business, both in regard of the opposition a Christian meets with, and the multiplicity of business which lieth upon him, 59
VIII A complaint that this trade is so dead, and the world’s trade so quick, 66
IX The complaint continued, that this calling is so much neglected, when superstition and sin are embraced and diligently followed, 72
X An exhortation to make God our business in the whole course of our lives, 79
XI How a Christian may make religion his business in spiritual performances and religious actions, 87
  A good wish about religious duties in general, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 104
XII How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in prayer And first, of prayer in general, and of the antecedents to it, 105
XIII Of the concomitants of prayer, 120
XIV The subsequent duties after prayer, 133
  A good wish about prayer, VI herein all the fore­mentioned particulars are epitomised, 137
XV How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in hearing and reading the word, and of preparation for hearing, 140
XVI Of the Christian’s duty in hearing, 156
XVII Of the Christian’s duty after hearing, 162
  A good wish about the word, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 170
XVIII How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in receiving the Lord’s supper; and 1 Of the nature of that ordinance, and preparation for it, 172
XIX How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness at the table, 192
XX ‘What a Christian ought to do after’ a sacrament, 212
  A good wish about the Lord’s supper, wherein the former heads’ are epitomised, 218
XXI How to exercise ourselves to godliness on a Lord’s-day, 222
XXII Brief directions for the sanctification of the Lord’s­ day from morning to night, 249
  A good wish about the Lord’s day, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 255
  A good wish to the Lord’s-day, 258
XXIII How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in natural actions And first, in eating and drinking, 260
XXIV How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in his apparel and sleep, 277
  A good wish about natural actions, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 285
XXV How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness, in his recreations and pleasures, 288
XXVI How to exercise ourselves to godliness in our particu­lar callings, 300
  A good wish about particular callings, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 316
  A good wish about the calling of a minister, wherein the several properties and duties of a conscientious minister are epitomised, 319
XXVII How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in his family as the governor thereof, 329
  A good wish about the government of a family, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 356
  THE CHRISTIAN MAN’S CALLING-Part II 363
  THE EPISTLE, DEDICATORY, 365
  THE PREFACE AND EPISTLE TO THE READER, wherein the right Christian is characterised, out of the general heads in the three parts of the Christian man’s calling, 373
  Exercise thyself unto godliness, 391
I How Christians may exercise themselves to godliness in the relations of parents, 394
  Motives, 397
  A good wish about the duty of a parent, wherein the former heads are epitomised, 428
II How Christians may make religion their business, and exercise themselves to godliness in the relation of children, 437
  A good wish to the duties of a son or daughter in relation to their father and mother, 458
III How Christians may exercise themselves to godliness in the relation of husbands and wives; and, first, Of the duties which concern them both in common And a good wish from a pious pair, 464
  A good wish of a Christian couple, wherein are epitomised the mutual duties of husband and wife, 481
IV How Christians may exercise themselves to godliness in the relation of husbands, with a good wish about the husband’s duty, 487
  A good wish about a husband’s duty, wherein the former particulars are epitomised, 497
V How a Christian may exercise herself to godliness in the relation of a wife, with a good wish about the duty of a wife, 503
  A good wish about the duties of a wife, wherein the former particulars are epitomised, 522

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