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Samuel Johnson's Christian Reading



Samuel Johnson's Christian Reading

'The Life of Samuel Johnson' By James Boswell

'A Serious Call To A Devout And Holy Life' By William Law

'Christian Leaders Of The 18th Century' By J. C. Ryle (Chapter 3 George Whitefield and his Ministry pg. 30)

'The Anatomy Of Melancholy' By Robert Burton

"He much commended Law's Serious Call, which he said was the finest piece of hortatory theology in any language. . . " pg. 324 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' By James Boswell

"Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise" pg, 323 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' (cf. page 500 "Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy is a valuable work")

"Johnson himself was, in a dignified manner, A Methodist. . ." pg. 241 'The Life of Samuel Johnson' [Penguin Classics Edition]
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