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.

10 UK PMs who served with no wife


1. Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington 16 February 1742 – 2 July 1743 Never married
2. William Pitt the Younger 19 December 1783 – 14 March 1801 and 10 May 1804 – 23 January 1806 Never married
3. Arthur Balfour 11 July 1902 – 5 December 1905 Never married
4. Edward Heath 19 June 1970 – 4 March 1974 Never married
5. The Duke of Devonshire 16 November 1756 – 25 June 1757 Widower
6. William Cavendish, The Duke of Portland 31 March 1807 – 4 October 1809 Widower
7. William Lamb, The Viscount Melbourne18 April 1835 – 30 August 1841 Widower
8. The Earl of Rosebery 5 March 1894 – 22 June 1895 Widower
9. Bonar Law 23 October 1922 – 20 May 1923 Widower
10. Ramsay MacDonald 22 January 1924 – 4 November 1924 and 5 June 1929 – 7 June 1935 Widower

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