A Short History of the Christian Church

A Short History of the Christian Church : Six Sermons Preached in St. Paul's Church, Newburyport, Mass (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Short History of the Christian Church: Six Sermons Preached in St. Paul's Church, Newburyport, Mass It shall be my endeavour to tell a plain unvarnished tale, to indulge in no theories, to avoid speculations, to withhold no fact Of importance to the story, so far as truth may be rec onciled with brevity. I shall not shrink from laying bare the deformity that has marred the record Of some who were chil dren of the Church. There will be pages I shall be sorry to read but none that I shall be afraid to Open. We shall look upon phases of Christian History when lethargy seemed to have laid hold upon the very life of the Church. We Shall trace the origin of sect and division, in no Spirit of Conten tious pride or bigotry; but taking shame and sorrow to our selves where they are due, for the occasion that gave them excuse. We shall come, I trust, to a more perfect understand ing of the work the Christian Church still has to do, and a more intelligent use of that part of the Creed wherein we say, I believe in the Holy Catholic Church. 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.
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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • English
  • 17 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 024325461X
  • 9780243254613