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Author: Naylor, James, 1617?-1660.
Title: A discovery of the first wisdom from beneath, and the second wisdom from above. Or, The difference betwixt the two seeds, the one after the flesh, the other after the spirit.: With the true worship of God after the spirit, and the false worship of the world, who lives in outward forms, useth customes and traditions, not knowing the onely true God that dwelleth in his saints, and rules by his spirit of power, which causeth them to differ from the world, and those that have the form of godlinesse, and want the power thereof. ... Written by a servant of the Lord, whom the world scornfully nicknameth, and calleth a Quaker, who is prisoner for the testimony of the truth at Applebie in Westmorland, whose name is James Nayler.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A discovery of the first wisdom from beneath, and the second wisdom from above. Or, The difference betwixt the two seeds, the one after the flesh, the other after the spirit.: With the true worship of God after the spirit, and the false worship of the world, who lives in outward forms, useth customes and traditions, not knowing the onely true God that dwelleth in his saints, and rules by his spirit of power, which causeth them to differ from the world, and those that have the form of godlinesse, and want the power thereof. ... Written by a servant of the Lord, whom the world scornfully nicknameth, and calleth a Quaker, who is prisoner for the testimony of the truth at Applebie in Westmorland, whose name is James Nayler.
Naylor, James, 1617?-1660.

London: Printed for Giles Calvert, at the Black Spread-Eagle at the West end of Pauls, 1653.
Subject terms:
Society of Friends -- Doctrines
Mind and body
Wisdom -- Religious aspects
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A89835.0001.001

Contents
title page
A Discovery of the first Wisdom from beneath, and the second Wisdom from above, or, The difference betwixt the two eeds, the one after the flesh, the other after the Spirit.
I. The Wisdom from beneath which leadeth into bondage, and the Wisdom from above which leadeth up into per∣fect libertie, where there is freedom and Communion with the Father and the Son.
II. All labouring and striving by forms, customes, and tra∣ditions, comes short of that worship in Spirit and in Truth. The wayes the two men walk in, viz. the Spiri∣tuall and the carnall, the difference betwixt them, and how you may know them by their fruits.
III. How the subtiltie of the Serpent workes in the Children of disobedience; and how he rages where he sees the image of the Prince of Peace appear, to smother and strangle the holy Child Jesus.
IV. A Caution to all who shall be found persecutors, persecu∣ting the righteous, not suffering that Spirit to speak, which boldly and impartially speaks without slavishness, being carried up above, fears not him who can kill the Body, and can do no more, but fears God.
V. A call to the world, to repentance, and the cursed condi∣tion that men lie in, professing much but practising just nothing but pride, wantonness, covetousness, and yet cover themselves with large professions, and call themselves Saints, wo, wo to all them who profess the truth, and live in unrightness and that turne the grace of God into wantonness.
VI. The cursed condition of conceited ones, who are wise in their own eyes.