|Author:||Swinnock, George, 1627-1673.|
|Title:||The Christian-man's calling: or, A treatise of making religion ones business.: Wherein the nature and necessity of it is discovered. : As also the Christian directed how he may perform it in [brace] religious duties, natural actions, his particular vocation, his family directions, and his own recreations. / By George Swinnock ...|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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The Christian-man's calling: or, A treatise of making religion ones business.: Wherein the nature and necessity of it is discovered. : As also the Christian directed how he may perform it in [brace] religious duties, natural actions, his particular vocation, his family directions, and his own recreations. / By George Swinnock ...
Swinnock, George, 1627-1673.
London: Printed for T.P. and are to be sold by Dorman Newman, at the Kings Arms in the Poultry, next Grocers-Alley, 1662.
There is extant of the same Authors, Two excellent Treatises, in large Octavo, viz.
TO THE Worshipful and his Honored Patron, RICHARD HAMPDEN Of Hampden in Buckinghamshire Esq And to the Honorable Lady LAETITIA HAMPDEN, His Vertuous Consort.
TO THE READER, ESPECIALLY Of the Parish of Great-Kimbel in the County of Bucks.
THE The Contents of the Chapters.
Books Printed for, and sold by Thomas Parkhurst, at the sign of the thre Crowns, over against the great Conduit at the lower end of Cheapside.
A Table of such Scriptures as are occasionally Explained in this following Treatise.
CHAP. I. The Preface and Coherence of the Text.
CHAP. II. The opening of the Text and the Doctrine.
CHAP. III. What Godliness is.
CHAP. IV. What it is for a man to make Religion his busi∣ness, or to exercise himself to Godliness
CHAP. V. Religion is the great end of mans Creation.
CHAP. VI. Religion is a work of the greatest weight. It is Soul-work, it is God-work, it is Eternity∣work.
CHAP. VII. The necessity of maki•g Religion our business both in regard of the opposition a Christian meets with, and the multiplicity of business which lieth upon him.
CHAP. VIII. A Complaint that this Trade is so dead, and the Worlds trade so quick.
CHAP. IX The •omplaint continued that this Calling is so much neglected, when superstition and sin are embraced, and diligently followed.
CHAP. X. An Exhortation to make Godliness our business in the whole course of our lives.
CHAP. XI. How a Christian may make Religion his business in spiritual Performances and religious Actions.
A good wish about religious Duties in general, wherein the former Heads are Epitomized.
CHAP. XII. How a Christian may exercise himself to Godliness in Prayer. And first, of Prayer in general; and of the antecedents to it.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Concomitants of Prayer.
CHAP. XIV. The Subsequent duties after Prayer.
A good Wish about prayer, wherein all the fore∣mentioned particulars are epitomized.
CHAP. XI. How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness in hearing and reading the word, and of pre∣paration for hearing.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Christians duty in hearing.
CHAP. XVII. Of the Christians duty after Hearing.
A good Wish about the word, wherein the former heads are epitomized.
CHAP. XVIII. How a Christian may exercise himself to Godliness in receiving the Lords Supper; and 1. Of the Nature of that Ordinance, and preparation for it.
CHAP. XIX. How a Christian may exercise himself to godliness at the Table.
CHAP. XX. What a Christian ought to do after a Sacrament.
A good Wish about the Lords Supper, wherein the sormer Heads are Epitomized.
CHAP. XXI. How to exercise our selves to godliness on a Lords Day.
CHAP. XXII. Brief Directions for the Sanctification of the Lords day, from morning to night.
A good wish about the Lords day, wherein the for∣mer heads are Epitomized.
A Good Wish to the Lords day.
CHAP. XXIII. How a Christian may exercise himself to Godliness in natural actions. And first in eating and drinking.
CHAP. XXIV. How a Christian may exercise himself to Godliness in his Apparel and Sleep.
A good Wish about Natural actions, wherein the former heads are epitomized.
CHAP. XXV. How a Christian may exercise himself to Godliness, in his Recreations and Pleasures.
A good Wish about Recreations.
CHAP. XXVI. How to exercise our selves to Godliness in our Partiular Callings.
A good Wish about Particular Callings, wherein the former heads are Epitomized.
A good Wish about the Calling of a Minister; wherein the several Properties and Duties of a Consciencious Pastor are Epitomized.
CHAP. XXVII. How a Christian may exercise himself to Godliness in his Family as the governour thereof.
A good Wish about the Government of a Fa∣mily, wherein the former heads are epitomized.
AN Alphabetical Table of the principal Heads contained in this Treatise.