- Published as part of the Evangelical Family Library
Arguing that Christianity is not just morality, but a revelation from God, Wilberforce challenges us to realize that following Christ brings us new rights, but also new duties that should affect every aspect of life. After looking at how finding Christ changed his life, the author confronts the 18th century Bristish Christians around him by contrasting their actions and beliefs with what the Bible says. While published in 1797, "A Practical View" is still relevant for anyone professing to be Christian today. Some sample chapters include
- Corruption of Human Nature
- On the Prevailing Inadequate Conceptions Concerning the Nature and the Strictness of Practical Christianity
- Practical Hints to Various Descriptions of Person
About the Author
William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a British writer, politician and philanthropist. A year after becoming a member of Parliament for Yorkshire, Wilberforce had a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, leading to changing his entire lifestyle. For twenty-six years he fought the British slave trade until the Slave Trade Act of 1807. Even after he retired from Parliament because of health issues, he campaigned for absolute abolition of slavery, leading to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire. Wilberforce died three days after hearing the Act passed, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.