Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

Unusual words 01 Precipitancy


Precipitancy refers to an action or thought marked by impulsiveness or rash haste.


When Francis Bacon 1561-1626 seeks to explain the story of Memnon or a youth too forward he speaks of it being explained by "the fatal precipitancy of youth".
The saying "Precipitancy creates prodigality" can be neatly paraphrased as "haste makes waste".
I came across the word in a sermon on James 2:13 by Benjamin Beddome.

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