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strength is not necessarily soul strength, nor denominational religion necessarily the religion of humanity, it is the aim of “The Homilistto minister that which universal 'man requires. It is for man as a citizen of the universe, and not for him as the limb of a sect.

Thirdly: The book has no polemical Theology. The Editor—holding, as he does, with a tenacious grasp, the cardinal doctrines which constitute what is called the “orthodox creed”—has, nevertheless, the deep and ever-deepening conviction, first, that such creed is but a very small portion of the truth that God has revealed, or that man requires ; and that no theological system can fully represent all the contents and suggestions of the great book of God ; and, secondly, that systematic theology is but means to an end. Spiritual morality is that end. Consequently to the heart and life every Biblical thought and idea should be directed. Your systems of divinity the Author will not disparage; but his impression is, that they can no more answer the purpose of the Gospel, than pneumatics can answer the purpose of the atmosphere. In the case of Christianity, as well as the air, the world can live without its scientific truths; but it must have the free flowings of their vital elements. Coleridge has well said, “Too soon did the doctors of the Church forget that the heart—the moral nature-was the beginning and the end, and that truth, knowledge, and insight were comprehended in its expansion.”

The Editor would record his grateful acknowledgments to those free spirits of all churches, who have so earnestly rallied round him, to the many who have encouraged him by their letters, and to those, especially, who have aided him by their valuable contributions. May the “last day” prove that the help rendered has been worthily bestowed; and that “The Homilist" did something towards the spiritual education of humanity, in its endeavors to bring the Bible, through the instrumentality of the pulpit, into a more immediate and practical contact with the every-day life of man !

David THOMAS.

Loughborough Park,

Brixton.

Co Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S.

All the articles in the Volume are written by the Editor, with the exception

of those which have their Author's names attached,

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Biography, the Great (By D. M. W.)
Campaign, on the True
Christ, the Testament of (By John Davies)
Curse of Modern England, Non-Working and Over-Working the
God, the Family of (By J. Gage Pigg, B.A.)
Man as a Thinker, his vanity
Man, his need of Seasons of Devout Solitude
Man, his Worth
Man, the Moral History of the Inner
Peace versus War (By – Knox)
Sceptic, the Honest, and How to Treat Him
Trees Marked for Falling (By H. Allon)

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109 385 537

277

THE GENIUS OF THE GOSPEL.

Caution, Spiritual—“Beware of the Leaven.”

550 Christ, His Acts of Devout Isolation

178 Christ, His Compassion-Feeding of 5000

119 Christ, the Sufferings, Death, and Resurrection of, foretold, and vindicated by Himself

614 Humanity, the Trials of—Burial of John

76 Infidelity-The Saducees and Pharisees

497 Man, his Moral Character

399 Religionists, Traditional

293, 337 Sinner, the Power and Weakness of the—Herod and John the Baptist

13 Soul, an Earnest, in Search of Divine Help-Its Difficulties and Triumphs

441 Storm, the Disciples in the

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Ahab (By Patrick Morrison.)
Calamity, the Great
Christ and Christians, the Connexion between (By T. T.

Waterman, B.A.)

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God, the Nearness of

Gospel, Reasons for Glorying in the
Greatness, Melchisedec, a Type of
Heart of Stone; or, the Soul without Religion (By Evan Lewis,

B.A., F.R.G.S.)

Heaven, Man's First Hour in

Heaven, Paul's Ideal of .

Humanity, Lost, Sought, and Found

Humanity, the Spiritual Cultivation of

Jesus Christ, All, and in All (By P. J. Wright.)

Law and the Gospel

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141

Life, Right Estimate of

Life, the Spirit of a Happy

Life, Quieting Thoughts about

Magistracy, Human

Man and Christianity .

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Man, the Folly of, as a Worker

21

Man, the Condition of, as a Wreck

29

Man, every, has his Hour.

305

Man, his Absolute Dependence upon God

418

Man, the Inner, or Soul Growth

296

Man, Mistaken Notions of his Inability

196

Man, the Needlessness of his Ruin

36

Man, the Offspring of God

461

Man, his Work and Certain Reward (By S. B.)

575

Man, a, or the Divine Ideal of Man Unrealized

633

Mind-Dreaming :

367

Not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth

627

Oath, the Divine, or an Appeal to the Heart. (By J. H. Hughes.) 466

Obedience better than Sacrifice. (By T. D. Jones.)

43

Obedience and Sacrifice. (By William Knox.)

472

Piety, the Transcendent Power of Christian,-Paul and Silas . 198

Preachers, Little, and Great Sermons.—“Go to the Ant.”

300

Promises, the Divinely Assimilating Force of Divine

516

Publican in the Temple. (By James Hughes.)

309

Redeemed, The Great Contrast ; or the Past and Present State

of the

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Religion, On the Use of Externals in .

130

Religion, the Growing Urgency of .

588

Religion, No Neutrality in (By H. C. H.)

569

Remedialism, Moral

136

Resurrection, the, (By E. J. J.).

353

Scape-Goat, the (By J. Robertson, M.A.)

566

Self-helpfulness, Spiritual

474

Self-hood.

414

Servant, the Reward of the Faithful

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Service, the Impossible, a Motive to Religious Decision

185

Sin-Clouds. .

450

Sing, the Memory of Forgiven

47

Sin, Mirrored in Fire

555

Sin, its own Punishment (By J. W. Lance)

344

Truth, opposition to (By J. W. L. M.)

509

Wealth, Moral

99

180

World, the, without a Man

475
World, Seed Time and Harvest of the Moral (By D. E.) 456
World, the, is Yours (By J. Robertson, M.A.)

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