General History Of The Christian Religion And Church (volume 5); From The German Of Dr. Augustus…

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byAugust Neander

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... On me, after the death of my much loved teacher and paternal friend, was devolved the task of preparing for the press the last greater work of the lamented Neander, the sixth volume of his church history. Having discharged this no less honorable than arduous duty, I now think it due to the respected reader that I should give some brief account of the method according to which I have proceeded. In the abstract, two possible ways indeed presented themselves in which this volume might be prepared for the public eye: either to follow out the subject, in accordance with the plan and preparatory labors of Neander, down to the point of time he originally proposed to himself--the commencement of the Reformation -- or to publish it in the fragmentary shape in which it was left. Pious regard to the style of a work peculiarly original in its kind, and the design of Neander, expressed shortly before his death, of publishing a part of the materials here presented as the first division of the sixth volume, equally forbade the former of these methods. And yet in adopting the latter plan, liberty was still left to the editor of executing his task in very different ways. He might, perhaps, consider himself justified, in the case of fragments of this sort, in giving them a finer polish by applying the last finishing hand. But the undersigned has felt bound to abstain even from this. It has been his endeavor to present the work of Neander with the least possible curtailment, and with the least possible additions of his own; and it has been his wish rather to be found too faithfully exact, or if you please slavish, than arbitrary, in the labors he has bestowed. Nevertheless, in hundreds of places he has altered thu text, and in a still greater numb...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1872. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... On me, after the death of my much loved teacher and paternal friend, was devolved the task of preparing for the press the last greate...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.49 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217479456

ISBN - 13:9780217479455

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