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IN ITS SEVERAL PARTS

AND STAGES.

BY

THE REV. J. LEIF CHILD, D. D.

London:
WARD AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW:

KELLY, VIGO, STREET, REGENT STREET.

1852.

100.X.94

LONDON :

PRINTED BY S. ODELL, 18, PRINCES STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARB.

“In general, those ministers seem the most useful who possess most of the spirit of love, and who bring religious truth to bear on the affections and consciences, rather than on the reasoning faculties or the fears of their auditors. They who endeavour to win men to piety by dint of a rigid, exclusive dogmatism, or by a demonstration of the intellectual correctness of christian principles, apart from all gentle influences which speak to the heart, and melt its obduracy ; and also dilate on a round of performances, not resting on a substratum of faith and love; act with little more wisdom than if they wasted their efforts in attempts to rear an inverted pyramid."

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