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Jane Marcet

THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST

DELINEATED, IN

TWO ESSAYS

ON OUR LORD'S OWN ACCOUNT OF

HIS PERSON

AND OF THE NATURE OF

HIS KINGDOM,

AND ON

THE CONSTITUTION, POWERS, AND MINISTRY

OF

A CHRISTIAN CHURCH,

AS APPOINTED BY HIMSELF.

BY RICHARD WHATELY, D.D.

ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.

Πάσα φυτεία ήν ουκ έφύτευσεν ο πατήρ μου ο ουράνιος εκριζωθήσεται.

MATT. xv. 13.

AZ 22 67

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:
B. FELLOWES, LUDGATE STREET.

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TO THE CANDIDATES WHO RECEIVED

ORDINATION

AT CHRIST CHURCH, DUBLIN, NOVEMBER, MDCCC XL.

TO THE LORD BISHOP OF MEATH, WHOSE

CONSECRATION

TOOK PLACE IN THE SAME CHURCH, DECEMBER, MDCCC XL.

AND TO THE BISHOPS AND CLERGY OF THE PROVINCE OF DUBLIN,

WHO ATTENDED THE TRIENNIAL

VISITATION

HELD IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, MDCCC XLI.

This Volume,

CONTAINING THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DISCOURSES DELIVERED

ON THOSE OCCASIONS, RESPECTIVELY,

IS INSCRIBED,

WITH EARNEST WISHES FOR THEIR PRESENT AND ETERNAL WELFARE,

BY THEIR SINCERE FRIEND AND FELLOW LABOURER,

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

The following Essays contain the substance of some Discourses not originally designed for the Press, but which I was strongly urged to publish by several of the persons to whom the Volume is inscribed.

I have endeavoured to throw the materials into a form more suited for private perusal than that of the Discourses originally delivered I fear, however, that in consequence of frequent interruptions during the preparation of the work for the Press, some defects may be found in the arrangement and comparative development of the several topics, and other such imper

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In the earlier part of the first Essay, I have been much indebted to a valuable Work which, for several years, I have been in the habit of recommending to divinity-students, “ Wilson on the Interpretation of the New Testament,” (published by Parker, West Strand.] In the first edition this notice, though referred to in a foot-note to 86, (as if inserted) was accidentally omitted in this place.

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