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strength is not necessarily soul strength, nor denominational religion necessarily the religion of humanity, it is the aim of "The Homilist' to 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!

Loughborough Park,

Brixton.

DAVID THOMAS.

CONTENTS.

All the articles in the Volume are written by the Editor, with the exception
of those which have their Author's names attached.

Biography, the Great (By D. M. W.)
Campaign, on the True

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HOMILIES.

Christ, the Testament of (By John Davies)

Curse of Modern England, Non-Working and Over-Working the

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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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GENIUS OF THE GOSPEL.

Caution, Spiritual-"Beware of the Leaven."
Christ, His Acts of Devout Isolation

Christ, His Compassion-Feeding of 5000.

Christ, the Sufferings, Death, and Resurrection of, foretold, and
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Humanity, the Trials of-Burial of John
Infidelity-The Saducees and Pharisees
Man, his Moral Character

Religionists, Traditional

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Sinner, the Power and Weakness of the-Herod and John the
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Soul, an Earnest, in Search of Divine Help-Its Difficulties and

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Ahab (By Patrick Morrison.)

Calamity, the Great

Christ and Christians, the Connexion between (By T. T.
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Christ, His Sufferings, or the Basis of Evangelism

Christ, the Connexion of His Death upon the Cross with the
Establishment and Prosperity of His Kingdom (By H.C.H.)
Christ, the Mental Sadness of

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Christian, his Spirit Life (By W. Knox.)
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Conscience, Aspects of a Guilty-Judas.

Conversation on the Holy Mount, the Theme of (By Patrick

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Church-Book, the Heavenly (By W. D.)

Church Certificate, Phebe's, or, The Member Worth Recom-
mending from one Church to another

Conversion, the Philippian Jailor

Creator, the, and the Sin of His Creature, Man.

Cross, the Woman at the

Day, Thy

Father, the Great, and His Great Gift (By J. P. R.,
Fellowship with Christ-Erasmus.

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God, Moses' Sight of

God in Nature (By E. J. J.)
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Col.

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