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FAITH AND FREEDOM

MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
LONDON BOMBAY, CALCUTTA. MADRAS

MELBOURNE

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

NEW YORK, BOSTON.CHICAGO

DALLAS. SAN FRANCISCO

THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, LTD.

TORONTO

BEING CONSTRUCTIVE ESSAYS IN THE
APPLICATION OF MODERNIST PRINCIPLES
TO THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH

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MACMILLAN AND CO.,

AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON

COPYRIGHT

First printed, 1918. Reprinted, 1919.

MAR 23 1928
DD 45
F17

PREFACE

IN August, 1916, the little book called

Faith or Fear ? ” was published under my editorship. It brought kindly letters to its Editor from Clergymen and laymen in many parts of the world, expressing a desire for a more detailed exposition of the way in which those who plead for a re-statement of the faith do in fact state the faith for themselves, and teach it to others. There was evidence that everywhere men were feeling at a loss. Old forms and formularies had for them largely become empty of meaning: yet never was there a greater realisation of the need of vital faith, or a more resolute desire to seek for it.

So at length I decided that I must do what I could, aided as before by others of a like mind, to outline a more adequate answer to the various questions raised by different correspondents and reviewers than was possible in a series of letters to individual men and women.

One of the contributors to “Faith or Fear ? had in the meantime tackled the fundamental question of the nature of Providence in the little volume called “ Providence and Faith," by W. S. Palmer (Macmillan

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