An Inaugural Address

An Inaugural Address : Delivered Before the Newton Theological Institution, June 28, 1854 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from An Inaugural Address: Delivered Before the Newton Theological Institution, June 28, 1854 Without pausing to justify this proposition by further argument, we add, in the second place, that a correct view of Christianity itself must underlie and pervade every good history of the Church. This normal idea will give unity, coherence, meaning and interest to details otherwise impertinent and wearisome. It will effectually prevent the intrusion of thoughts or facts alien to the subject, and like the force of attraction, will seize and hold with the strongest grasp that which possesses the greatest affinity to it. Wisely to choose his materials constitutes half the merit of an able historian. Evenwhere all the facts Spread out before his mind appear self-consistent and reliable, a selection must be made; many must be examined, but few admitted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
  • English
  • 2 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024327646X
  • 9780243276462