Fifty Portraits of Religious and Philanthropic Celebrities

Fifty Portraits of Religious and Philanthropic Celebrities

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...merits. The "Record," which is not given to praise the books of Nonconformists, said of it: "As a matter of literary taste, we greatly admire Mr. Raleigh's style. It is not a string of illustrations, and yet it is rich. It is perfectly intelligible, without any affectation of simplicity. And as you read the book you cannot help thinking more of the substance than the manner, with the consciousness, all the while, that you are carried along on the stream of pleasant words." The University of Glasgow followed this literary success by a well-deserved degree of D.D. A second volume on "The Story of Jonah," has not met with the same favour, partly, we think, because the reputation of its predecessor has overshadowed its merits, and partly from the subject, which is not one of the most attractive for these days. Dr. Raleigh has been Chairman of the Congregational Union, and takes a foremost part in all the public affairs of the Body. It is a matter of great thankfulness that at this time when the press is so powerful a rival of the pulpit, a man should be found who thus pleases the literary taste of all classes, and vindicates the right and possibility of evangelical truth finding as chaste an utterance as any secular science. What with Dr. Raleigh at Canonbury, Dr. Parker at the Poultry, Dr. Stoughton at Kensington, Mr. Baldwin Brown at Brixton, and others we could name, Independency has an admirable representation in London in the present day. As identified with the grand truths of the gospel, and faithful to their mission, may such men long continue to abound in all sections of the Christian Church. It is not only for what they themselves are, but for their influence in kindling others to a like activity more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824024
  • 9781236824028