The Christian Calling
BY REV. J. LLEWELYN DAVIES, M.A.
RECTOR OF CHRIST CHURCH, ST MARYLEBONE.
PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
This work by Davies (Anglican) has 20 chapters about the Christian Calling (to be a Christian). Some of his chapters are: Peace with God. Peace amongst Men. The Freedom of Sonship. Civil Freedom. The Righteousness of Faith. Rights and Duties. Holiness to the Lord. The Church and the World. Love towards God. Love towards men. The Primary Bonds of Human Life. Riches and the Kingdom of God. The Divine Right to Rule. Cesar and God. Competition and Self-Surrender. Dogma, Sentiment, and Ritual. Church-Going: Its Dangers and Benefits. Supernatural Religion. The Cost of Discipleship. Heaven and the World.
THE first ten Sermons in this volume were preached as a continuous course in All Saints’ Church, Scarborough, in the August and September of this year. It will be observed that they aim at setting forth some leading features of the state of life to which Christians are called, Peace, Liberty, Righteousness, Holiness, and Love, in their twofold aspect, as towards God and as towards men. The desire of the Vicar of All Saints’, the Rev. R. Brown Borthwick, that these Sermons should be printed has led to the publication of the volume, which will be a memorial of Sundays to which I look back with much pleasure and thankfulness. The other Sermons deal chiefly with difficulties which are felt as besetting a life according to the Christian calling at the present time.
I. Peace with God 1
II. Peace amongst Men . 15
III. The Freedom of Sonship 29
IV. Civil Freedom 43
V. The Righteousness of Faith 59
VI. Rights and Duties 74
VII. Holiness to the Lord 89
VIII. The Church and the World 104
IX. Love towards God 119
X. Love towards men 134
XI. The Primary Bonds of Human Life 152
XII. Riches and the Kingdom of God 168
XIII. The Divine Right to Rule 184
XIV. Cesar and God 199
XV. Competition and Self-Surrender 214
XVI. Dogma, Sentiment, and Ritual 231
XVII. Church-Going: Its Dangers and Benefits 248
XVIII. Supernatural Religion 265
XIX. The Cost of Discipleship 280
XX. Heaven and the World 298