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Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2

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Author: Theodore Parker
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 100,348 / 288 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.2
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 646
Added to site: 2010.12.18
mnybks.net#: 29943
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Essays
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have more influence as a man, but less as a clergyman. Ministers lament a prevalent disbelief of their venerable doctrines; that there is a concealed skepticism in regard to them, often not concealed. This, also, is a well-founded complaint; the well-known dogmas of theology were never in worse repute; there was never so large a portion of the community in New England who were doubtful of the Trinity, of eternal damnation, of total depravity, of the atonement, of the Godhead of Jesus, of the miracles of the New Testament, and of the truth of every word of the Bible. A complaint is made, that the rites and forms which are sometimes called "the ordinances of religion," are neglected; that few men join the church, and though the old hedge is broken down before the altar, yet the number of communicants diminishes, and it is no longer able-headed men, the leaders of society, who come; that the ordinances seem haggard and ghastly to young men, who cannot feed their hungry souls on such a thin pittance of spiritual

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