Sermons : Upon Faith, Hope and Love, Together with Horae Homileticae (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Sermons: Upon Faith, Hope and Love, Together With Horae Homileticae Speech, which is thought, can still arouse thought, and motives which move the will can be brought to bear again and again on the mind to impel it to act, then sermons are not spent forces, but they gather up and conserve spiritual power for use. The very beginnings of the German language and literature were in the translations and homilies which Charlemagne caused to be made by the Church for the people. The sermons of the great English divines such as Wycliff, Latimer, Taylor, South, Hall, Robertson, Newman, and Liddon, if they were expunged from English literature, would cause an irreparable loss. Sermons occupy, it may be a small, but a high place in the house of literature, like the chapel through whose windows a celestial light shines. Sermons, even the hum blest of them, speak to the ever-recurring wants and hopes of man, and to that which is divine in him. They have in them a breath of eternal life. Every true preacher has a new intuition of re ligion and Christianity. A sermon which is fit to be heard is fit to be read. The lightning may not strike in the same place, but from the same cloud may come forth electric power. A sincere word of God honestly spoken is never lost, and does not return entirely void to Him who sent it. By way of introduction, I would speak brieﬂy of a beloved teacher who was a representative of the. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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.
- Paperback | 412 pages
- 152 x 229 x 21mm | 549g
- 21 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 13 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white