Like Kevin Mattson's Creating a Democratic Public and Michael McGerr's A Fierce Discontent, Burnstein's Next to Godliness
considers the implications of the Progressive era for our own; it more closely resembles the former in attempting to scrape off the grime of time and to reclaim reformers' idealism.
But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness
, it was a holy and pious thought.
They pray in hope that God might create a way that they might be able to live with godliness
A Christian-based project that believes cleanliness is next to godliness
is practising what it preaches on the streets of Middlesbrough.
His most famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," is a no-holds-barred blast against anyone who failed to measure up to Edwards' standards for godliness
and Christian morality.
Throughout his tenure, he worked relentlessly to balance his vision of godliness
with the social, political, and religious realities of the larger society of his day.
When Ashcroft and his enemies both begin their days with displays of their godliness
, do we feel safer after they rise from their devotions?
A "former OxyContin abuser" interviewed by ABC in March 2002 said the drug gave him "an immediate warm feeling, feeling of well-being, almost--I don't want to say godliness
, but a feeling there's nothing I can't handle.
Few readers of this magazine are likely to argue with the proposition that few things compare with the enjoyment of an ice cold draft beer, sewed in an establishment that lives by the axioms "freshness first" and "cleanliness is next to godliness
cleanliness `tis next to godliness
" nice lens: godliness
is next to last just as "second to none" could mean the lowest, "next to nothing"
The republican challenge was to take over royalist forms to present a national hero suited to leadership because of his godliness
rather than his birth, a godliness
amply demonstrated by his special election and providential rise to power against a monarchy that had claimed to represent the national Church.
Substituting for Peter Boal in the title role, Nilas Martins failed to convey Apollo's godliness
, either in his playfulness at the start or his nobility at the conclusion.
They accepted fully the dictum of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, that cleanliness was next to godliness
Some of these writers thought selling so close to godliness
that they believed several leading Biblical figures were in the trade.
If it is true, as John Wesley preached, that "cleanliness is next to Godliness
," the heavenly prospects of us well-laundered Americans should look as bright as our shirt collars - or our gym socks, gardening pants, or any of the earthly garb we toss into our state-of-the-art washing machines and douse with high-powered detergents, chlorine bleaches and rub-on laundry boosters.