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An Enquiry After Happiness by Richard Lucas, D.D.


SECTION II - Of the Several Parts of Perfection*, Illumination, Liberty, and Zeal

Illumination is The Perfection of the Understanding, Liberty of the Will and Zeal of the Affections. I am now to treat of these three Things, as so many essential parts of religious Perfection. To these three I add Humility: For this must begin and complete religious Perfection; it must accompany the Christian In every Stage of his spiritual Progress; it must crown all his Actions, and add Beauty and Excellence, Grace and Lustre to all his other virtues.

* I doubt whether this Division be thoroughly agreeable, either to scripture or experience


SECTION III - Of the Impediments of Perfection