By "Practical Religion," Ryle did not mean "a religion which works" for whoever practices it. He meant a religion which set those who professed it free to work - not so that they might be saved but because they were. That religion was, for him, Christianity alone, and it was his conviction that there was "no system of religious teaching, by whatever name it may be called . . . . which produces one quarter of the effect on human nature that is produced by the old, despised system of doctrine which is commonly called Evangelical."
Practical Religion deals with "the daily duties, dangers, experience and privileges of all who profess and call themselves true Christians." It will throw light on what every believer ought to be, to do and to expect.
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