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PASTORAL THEOLOGY;

OR,

THE THEORY OF THE EVANGELICAL MINISTRY.

By A. VINET.

TRANSLATED AND EDITED

By THOMAS H. SKINNER, D.D.,
PROFESSOR OT PASTORAL THEOLOGY IN THE UNION THEOLOGICAL

SEMINARY OF NEW YORK.

WITH NOTES, AND AN ADDITIONAL CHAPTER, BY THE TRANSLATOR.

«Εγώ είμι ο ποιμήν ο καλός.”

SECOND EDITION,

NEW YORK:
IVISON & PHINNEY, 321 BROADWAY.

CHICAGO: 8. C. GRIGGS & CO., 111 LAKE ST.
BUFFALO: PHINNEY & Co. CINCINNATI: MOORE, WILSTACH, KEYS & 00.
PHILADELPHIA : SOWER & BARNES. DETROIT : MORSE & BELLECK.

NEWBURGH: T. 9. QUACKENBUSH. AUBURN: SEYYOUR & CO.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand

eight hundred and fifty. three, by

HARPER & BROTHERS,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District

of New York.

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We began to read this work for our own advantage; but soon received an impression of its excellence, which led us to wish that it might have the free circulation which a faithful translation and an American edition would secure to it. A further acquaintanco with it deepened this impression, until at length this translation became almost a natural result.

The work of translation is generally thought to be irksome; but, in the present case, the communion which it has occasioned with the beautiful, earnest, and holy spirit of the author, has changed labor into the highest pleasure. The minute attention which must be given to every sentence and word in translating has this advantage, that it obliges us to perceive every delicate shade of thought and feeling which the author expresses; and as there have been very few as pure, as discriminating, as imaginative, as spiritual minds as that of M. Vinet, it could not but be that in a treatise on a subject which he had so thoroughly studied, and which was so congenial to his character

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