A man of strong conviction and faith, William Wilberforce shook England’s contented Christians from their spiritual slumber with the publication of A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians. After recounting his own finding of Christ and the impact it made in his life, Wilberforce’s book confronts his fellow countrymen as “nominal” Christians, complacent in being Christian in name only. By accepting the Christian creed, but failing to live the Christian life, the spiritual foundation of English society was rotting away at its core. Wilberforce’s influential book challenged readers to center their life, both public and private, on Christ’s redeeming work and teachings.
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One of the most impressive books, on the subject of religion, that have appeared within our memory.
—The British Critic
. . . . a fine piece of literature that both warns us of religious nominalism and inspires us to greater depths of God-honoring conduct.
William Wilberforce (1759–1833) was a British politician, philanthropist, and writer. He was a prominent figure in the abolitionist movement of England. Wilberforce served in the Parliament from 1780–1825, but a conversion to Christianity in 1785 would forever change his personal and political life. For eighteen years Wilberforce fought to abolish slavery in England, where it was finally banned in 1807.