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THE IRISH CHURCH.
RICHARD SINCLAIR BROOKE, D.D.,
LATE RECTOR OF WYTON, HUNTS,
Author of “ Christ in Shadow," being Twelve Sermons on Isaiah L. ; Poems ;
and “ The Story of Parson Annaly."
[The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.]
“The third to be noticed of the great powers on the mass of religious thought and feeling, is that which I have made bold to term the PROTESTANT EVANGELICAL.”_" It is evident that we have here the very heart of the great Christian tradition.”—“It has framed large communities ; it has formed Christian nations ; it has sustained an experience of ten generations of men.”—“It has to a great extent made good its ground in the world of Christian fact.”—“Open to criticism it is, but it is one great factor of the Christian system as it now exists ; it is eminently outspoken, and tells of its own weaknesses as freely as of its victories or merits. It rallies millions and scores of millions to its standard, and while it entirely harmonises with the movement of modern civilization, it exhibits its seal in the work of all works-namely, in uniting the human soul to Christ.”—From the “Courses of Religious Thought,” by the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P., in the Contemporary Review for June, 1876.