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NEW READINGS

OF OLD PARABLES.

NEW READINGS

OF

OLD PARABLES.

BY THE REV.

CHARLES ANDERSON, M.A.

VICAR OF ST. JOHN'S, LIMEHOUSE,

AUTHOR OF "THE CURATE OF SHYRE," ETC.

"The old order changeth, yielding place to new."

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PREFACE.

THE endeavour of this little book is to read the Parables of Jesus by the aid of the thought and reason of the present day, ignoring as far as possible the mass of mystical interpretation which centuries of church controversy have accumulated. Thus it is hoped that these beautiful stories may be seen to acquire a new and deeper force, and a more direct application to our present needs. It is the conviction of the writer that the true danger to religious belief lies, not in scientific enquiry, but in a too great readiness to sacrifice the claims of a living present to those of a dead past.

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