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LIVES

OF

CERTAIN

FATHERS OF THE CHURCH

IN THE

FOURTH CENTURY.

!

LONDON •

RICHARDS, 100, ST. MARTIN'S LANE. OF CERTAIN

FATHERS OF THE CHURCH

In the Fourth Century.

FOR THE

INSTRUCTION OF THE YOUNG.

EDITED BY

THE REV. WM. J. E. BENNETT, M.A.

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PREFACE.

This little volume is intended for the use of young persons. It makes no pretence to depth of learning, or any great degree of research, being principally compiled from various works which are accessible to all.

Two pursuits are involved in it-Religion and Biography, and both of the highest kind. Those who have never thought of either seriously, may here perhaps kindle the torch which shall in after life, by more mature study, light them forward in the deep things of God.

The first of these pursuits-Religion —is, of course, self-evident to be most important. Whosoever he be that reads or thinks at all, must needs both think and read about Religion. Whether he be the most bigoted and perverse of one portion of the Church, or the most latitudinarian of another; whether he resign his

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