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HOMILETICAL AND PASTORAL

THEOLOGY

For the Work of the Ministry

A MANUAL OF HOMILETICAL AND

PASTORAL THEOLOGY

BY

WILLIAM GARDEN BLAIKIE, D.D., LL.D.

PROFESSOR OF APOLOGETICS, AND OF ECCLESIASTICAL AND PASTORAL THEOLOGY
NEW COLLEGE, EDINBURGH

STRAHAN AND CO.

56 LUDGATE HILL LONDON

404

PRINTED BY T. AND A. CONSTABLE, PRINTERS TO HER MAJESTY, AT THE EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS.

PREFACE.

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THE chief part of this book has been delivered by the author to the students of the New College, Edinburgh, in his course of Ecclesiastical and Pastoral Theology. It is now published because he believes that when used as a text-book it may be more useful to them and also because, so far as he is aware, no book covering the whole field of homiletical and pastoral theology has appeared in this country, at least for many years. In the United States such works have lately been very abundant; and it is somewhat singular that though both preaching and pastoral work are prosecuted among us with unusual earnestness, no complete book on the subject should have been issued in Scotland.

The critical reader will be pleased to remark that though the subject of the Church is treated in the author's class, both theoretically and practically, the

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