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.

Brief Lives

Dying young is a subject we have touched on here before. Abebooks often interesting avid reader site has a good piece here on the subject. It begins "What do the names Jimi Hendrix, Sylvia Plath, and Terry Fox have in common?" and mentions Stuart Sutcliffe, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin et al. No mention of Andrew Gray, David Brainerd, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Jim Eliot et al, of course.
(See died young tag).

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