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(without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... Christians with the unique and awful peril of the wealthy. They
are exposed to many temptations which never trouble the poor, and
as a matter of fact the wealthiest classes of English society are
at this moment the most immoral and the most miserable. There are
many delightful exceptions. Such men as the late Lord Shaftesbury
and the late Lord Cairns amply proved that representatives both of
our most ancient and of our most modern aristocracy, may be among
the most devout and the most Christian of mankind. There can be no
question that when wealth, rank, leisure, and influence are thus
associated with intense devotion to Christ, such men are the true
"aristocracy" of the country. But no one who knows London can deny
that there is more vice west of Temple Bar than east of Temple Bar.
The centres of West End pleasure are much more corrupt and degraded
than places of amusement in the East End. The spiritual needs of
the privileged classes are greater and more awful than the needs of
any other section of the community. In the same way the educated
ought to be the objects of Christian compassion and effort, quite
as much as those who are uneducated. There is a great deal in the
influence of modern culture which tends to destroy the hopes and
blight the lives of young men and young women. Many of the most
highly educated of our time are miserable and hopeless. None need
the consolations and the ennobling enlightenment of the true Gospel
more than they. St Paul recognises his direct obligation to every
class of the community. It was his duty to do what he could for
all. This astounding declaration is made quite quietly as though it
were not absolutely unprecedented, and almost incomprehensible. It
becomes yet more amazing when we realise who made it--St. Paul. By
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||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
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