Law, William

William Law (1686–1761) was born at Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, England. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and went on teaching there. He lost his teaching position when he could not take the required oath of allegiance to George I. He began to tutor privately in the Edward Gibbon household. He was a consultant to the Wesley brothers and William Wilberforce. In 1740, he moved to his father’s house where he wrote and was a tutor to his friends. His writings influenced Thomas Scott, George Whitefield and Henry Venn. His major work was A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.


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