Social Christianity; Sermons Delivered In St. James's Hall, London

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byHugh Price Hughes

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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. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. FOR many years I have obstinately resisted the importunity of valued friends who have urged me to publish a volume of sermons. I have not deemed any utterance of mine worthy of permanent record. My too busy life affords no time for theological or literary elaboration. But of late the pressure to publish has greatly increased. Above all, it has come to my knowledge that several young Agnostics have been brought to Christ by reading some of the follow- S ing sermons, which appeared in The Methodist Times. If the Divine Father is pleased to use me thus to bring back to Himself any of my wandering brothers, I dare not consult my own taste or preference any longer. And now that the Rubicon is crossed, I am comforted by the fact that, although the literary form of this volume must bear all the marks of haste inseparable from a very active and varied ministry, the exposition of Christianity which it contains is the slow fruit of a lifetime of observation, reflection, and experience. I am thankful to have this special opportunity of once more expressing an intense conviction that the manhood of Europe has been to a fearful extent alienated from Christianity because our Christianity has been too speculative, too sentimental, too individualistic. In our reaction from mediaeval ecclesiasticism we have gone too far. We have practically neglected the fact that Christ came to save the Nation as well as the Individual, and that it is an essential feature of His mission to reconstruct human society on a basis of Justice and Love. It has been well said that " the power of love as the basis of a State has not yet been tried." But Christ rose from the dead to try it, and to do it. Mr. Frederic Harrison's recent New Year's Address to the Positivist Society was full of...

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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. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. FOR many years I have obstinately resisted the importunity of valued friends who have urged me to publish a volume of s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553206

ISBN - 13:9780217553209

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