The Reformed Pastor by R. Baxter

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General Books, 2013 - Počet stran: 68
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... The reformed pastor by R. Baxter Richard Baxter REFORMED PASTOR. BY RICHARD BAXTER. REVISED AND ABRIDGED, BY THE REV. WILLIAM BROWN, M. D. WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY, BY THE REV. DANIEL WILSON, A.M. VICAR OF ISLINGTON. SECOND EDITION. GLASGOW: PRINTED FOR WILLIAM COLLINS; WILLIAM WHYTE & CO. AND WILLIAM OLD7HANT, EDINBURGH; W. f. WAKEMAN; AND WM. CURRY, JUN. & CO. DUBLIN; WHITTAKEH, TREACHER, & ARNOT; HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO. SIMFKIN AND MARSHALL - BALDWIN & CRADOCK; AND HURST, CHANCE, & CO. LONDON. INTRODUCTORY ESSAY. The name of Baxter is too well known, to require any thing to be said, by way of introduction, to such a work as the following. It is one of the best of his invaluable practical treatises. In the whole compass of divinity there is scarcely any thing superior to it, in close, pathetic appeals to the conscience of the minister of Christ, upon the primary duties of his office. The main object is, to press the necessity of his bringing home the truths of the Gospel to every individual of his flock, by affectionate, catechetical instruction. Some account of the work will be found in the Preface to the present edition, from the pen of the excellent writer, who has, with extraordinary success, prepared it for the public eye. The Treatise is now adapted for the clergy of every confession. The passing controversies, the digressions, the long Latin quotations, the local matters, are omitted; but all that is native and vigorous, all that is spiritual and holy, all that is of general use, and belongs to every age, is retained, and placed in a better light. A few phrases and sentiments, indeed, will still be found, which partake of Baxter's particular character, or arise from his habits of thinking on c

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