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The Permanent Elements of Religion

The Permanent Elements of Religion

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EIGHT LECTURES

PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVEKSITY OF OXFORD
IN THE YEAR 1887


BY W. BOYD CARPENTER, D.D., D.C.L.,
EIGHT LECTURES

PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVEKSITY OF OXFORD
IN THE YEAR 1887


BY W. BOYD CARPENTER, D.D., D.C.L.,

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THE PERMANENT ELEMENTS OF RELIGION EIGHT LECTURES PREACHED BEFORE THE UNIVEKSITY OF OXFORD IN THE YEAR 1887 BY W. BOYD CARPENTER, D.D., D.C.L., PREFACE. THE publication of these Lectures has been delayed much longer than I hoped or intended. Constant occupation and incessant interruptions must bear the blame of this delay. More than once the proof sheets have been left for months untouched. Various reasons have also rendered the task of preparation for the press unusually difficult. The Lectures, I should explain, are little better than corrected short-hand writer s
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reports. As such I trust that they will be read. Had leisure been at my disposal, I should have re-cast and re- written the whole. The delay, which I otherwise regret, has, however, enabled me to gather some illustrations from works published within the last two years. In addi tion to those whose works I have used, I desire to thank the Dean of Windsor, the Archdeacon of Durham, Canon MacColl, Canon Waugh, arid Mr. Brownlow Maitland, who, in various ways, xii Preface. have given me much personal help. To these I must add the name of Professor Max Miiller, who, besides other kind help, allowed me the privilege of seeing the advance sheets of his Gifford Lectures. No acknowledgment would be com plete which did not speak of the uniform kindness and helpfulness of the authorities at the British Museum, and here my thanks are specially due to Mr. Fortescue and Mr. Bendall.
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I must not make the kindness of these kind friends in any way responsible for the many mistakes and defects which my want of time or of wit may have left in the pages which follow. I am aware of my own feebleness ; but I am more and more convinced that in the path along which I have been stumbling, lies the solution of many of our present-day difficulties. W. B. RIPON. Ripon, Aug., 1889. CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION. LECTUEE I.
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