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THE

CREED OF CHRISTENDOM;

ITS

FOUNDATIONS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE.

LONDON: PRINTED BY

WOODFALL

AND KINDER, ANGEL COURT, SKINNER STREET,

THE

CREED OF CHRISTENDOM; ;

ITS

FOUNDATIONS AND SUPERSTRUCTURE.

BY

WILLIAM RATHBONE GREG.

« THE PRAYER OF AJAX WAS FOR LIGHT."

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
TRÜBNER AND CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW.

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“I should, perhaps, be a happier, at all events a more useful, man, if my mind were otherwise constituted. But so it is: and even with regard to Christianity itself, like certain plants, I crecp towards the light, even though it draw me away

I from the more nourishing warınth. Yea, I should do so, even if the ligut made its way through a rent in the wall of the Temple."-COLERIDGE.

“Perplex'd in faith, but pure in deeds,

At last he beat his music out;

There lives more faith in honest doubt,
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
“ He fought his doubts and gather'd strength;

He would not make his judgment blind ;

He faced the spectres of the mind, And laid them: thus he came at length “To find a stronger faith his own;

And Power was with him in the night,

Which makes the darkness and the light,
And dwells not in the light alone,

“But in the darkness and the cloud."

TENNYSOX.

“No inquirer can fix a direct and clear-sighted gaze towards Truth, who is casting side glances all the while on the prospects of his soul.”—MARTINEAU.

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