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THE CHURCH

AND

ITS SOCIAL MISSION

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AUTHOR OF ‘life: IS IT worth living?” “the ExPANsion of the
christian life, Etc. Etc. o

rt LLIAM BLACK wooD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON
MCM II

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THIS volume contains six lectures which, in ac-
cordance with the requirements of the Baird
Trust, were delivered in Glasgow, in the early
months of last year. The lectures, however, are
not reproduced in lecture form. They have been
divided into chapters; and, in carrying out this
division, some rearrangements and modifications
of the original plan have been made necessary.
In chapters xiii. and xv., the author has inserted
parts of the course that he had designed, which,
for want of time, he was obliged to omit from
the lectures.
The chief interest of the present day is a social
interest. Over questions relating to the further-
ance of wellbeing, and to the improvement of the
conditions of life, the most active and influential
thought is exercised. Thus, with regard to the
arts and the sciences, it is felt that, whilst know-
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