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Holy Living and Dying: With Prayers Containing the Whole Duty of a Christian

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Based on work originally published in 1650 and 1651, this book combines Jeremy Taylor's two most famous writings: *The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living* and *The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying.*

These books are owner's manuals for the soul, describing for readers how to attain virtue, avoid vice, and live a proper Christian life. The book is divided into sections based

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Paperback, 548 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Cosimo Classics (first published 2004)
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Barry
Sep 10, 2012 Barry rated it it was amazing
Anglican clergyman and devotional writer Jeremy Taylor was one of the most influential of the “Caroline Divines,” and chaplain to Charles I. Later, during the Civil War, he was a chaplain in the Royalist army. The successes of Cromwell’s forces brought about Taylor’s imprisonment and, after Cromwell’s victory, Taylor spent several years in forced retirement as chaplain to the family of Lord Carberry in Wales. It was during this time that his most influential works were written, especially Holy L ...more
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Jan 13, 2012 Jeremy marked it as gave-up  ·  review of another edition
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My favorite book on the life of the Christ follower was written in the 1600's. This is not it. I can't handle works that are primarily a relentless bulleted list of things to do and how to do them. One half of this book is recognized as a pinnacle of English prose, but I couldn't get to it. Obviously the broader literary and theological world is astronomically more intelligent and better read than I am, but I can't keep reading this.
Thom Dunn
This is literally a How-To manual, how to arrange things around the death-bed of a Christian.
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