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 Unique Prime Ministers

1. David Lloyd-George The only Welsh PM (ie Welsh speaking Welshman though born in England)
2. Benjamin Disraeli The only [ethnically] Jewish PM (though Callaghan and Cameron had some Jewish ancestry)
3. Andrew Bonar Law The only PM born outside the British Isles (in Canada. There were three Irish ones Shelburne, Palmerston and Wellington)
4. Spencer Perceval The only PM to be assassinated
5. Winston Churchill The only PM to win the Nobel Prize for literature (1953)
6. Alec Douglas-Home The only PM to have played first class cricket
7. Margaret Thatcher The only PM to be married to a divorcee
8. The Duke of Devonshire The shortest-lived PM (8 May 1720 - 2 October 1764).
9. Lord Grey The PM who fathered the most children (16 legitimate, one illegitimate)
10. Henry Pelham, who was succeeded on his death in 1754 by the Duke of Newcastle. The only brothers to hold the office

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