William Law Bibliography

Practical Treatise Upon Christian Perfection 1726
Upon the death of Queen Anne in 1714, Law became a Nonjuror a cleric who refused to swear allegiance to the new monarch, George I. As a result, he was dismissed from his fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and became a tutor to the sons of friends. By 1727 he was in residence with the family of Edward Gibbon at Putney as tutor to his son Edward, father of the historian. After 1740 he lived in retirement at King’s Cliffe.
The Absolute Unlawfulness of Stage-Entertainment Fully Demonstrated 1726
A tract to which John Dennis offered an effective rejoinder in The Stage Defended.
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life 1728
Law’s most popular work which became a classic. It presented the Christian ideal of the ascetic life in terms of self-denial, humility and self-control. The book deeply influence the Evangelical Revival.

Law also wrote The Spirit of Prayer (1749), The Spirit of Love (1752) and The Way to Divine Knowledge (1752).
Considerations on the State of the World, with Regard to the Theory of Religion 1745
The Way to Divine Knowledge 1752