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UNITARIAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL SOCIETY

BOSTON, 25 BEACON STREET; CHICAGO, 175 DEARBORN STREET

1907

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PREFACE.

More and more the value of an intelligent knowledge of the Bible is appreciated. The old system of proceeding, chapter by chapter, through the Old and New Testaments, giving equal time to small and great subjects, is happily passing away. The lessons in this book are intended to show where the emphasis should fall. Of course there are many other passages that might be fitly chosen for treatment; but there were certain limits imposed on the course, which are indicated in the prefatory leaflet, to which I refer those who wish to know more fully why these particular selections were made.

The best use of these lessons will be found in a method of teaching which draws attention to the three aspects, historical, literary, religious. In this way the pupils will gain acquaintance with the life and spirit of the Hebrew people, will appreciate the classic worth of these selections, and, still better, be brought face to face with the deep religious and spiritual significance of the various passages.

EDWARD A. HORTON.

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