The Lamps of the Temple

The Lamps of the Temple : Crayon Sketches of the Men of the Modern Pulpit (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Lamps of the Temple: Crayon Sketches of the Men of the Modern Pulpit But, while speaking thus respectfully of the pulpit of the present age, we may also say, that we do not distri bute our praise equally over all the pulpit teachers for some, indeed, we can feel but a small measure of respect. The whole of the worth of the pulpit is jeoparded by the conduct of men, who strangely forget the character of modern intelligence, and the width and depth of modern information; the supercilious sneer, the currish, barking, dogmatic tone of some, is known to us; men there are, who fancy that their being set apart to a sacred office is a diploma and warranty for the treat ment of all persons not in the ministry with insolence and disrespect. Then we have elegant lackadaisical ness, - oh, how many a head more remarkable for the hair upon it, than for the brains within it! How few have found their way to the pulpit from an irrepressible and earnest calling, as it was denominated of old! How few have felt the glorious agonising determination to Speak the words of truth to their fellow-men at all hazards! How few have been impelled by yearnings of supernatural import, by sympathies of awful depth! Is it too much to say, that vanity, that idleness, that the idea of a life of literary elegance, have frequently more to do with the selection of the pulpit for a profession, than the convictions of the littleness of Time, and the vastness of Eternity? 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 | 610 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 803g
  • English
  • 12 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243204612
  • 9780243204618