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William Law

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Born in 1924, William Sloane Coffin, Jr.'s young life of wealth and comfort was suddenly rearranged by the death of his father in 1933. A series of moves led mother and children first to California and then to Europe. As a boy, Coffin's first ambition was to be a concert pianist. In Paris he was able to study with Nadia Boulanger and later in Geneva met Ignacy Paderewski.
When World War II erupted, the family returned to the United States, and Coffin attended Phillips Academy in Andover, graduating into an army uniform. As an officer he used his linguistic skills in intelligence... Read More

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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Written by William Law


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

Written by William Law


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $14.95

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

“If Mr. Law finds a spark of piety in a reader's mind, he will soon kindle it into a flame.” —Edward Gibbon

Originally published a the beginning of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, a time when rationalist criticism of religious belief was perhaps at its peak, William Law’s A Serious Call... Read more >
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