John Scott

The History of the Church of Christ, Vol. 1


John Scott
   - The History of the Church of Christ, Vol. 1

Excerpt from The History of the Church of Christ, Vol. 1: Intended as a Continuation of the Work of the Rev. Joseph Milner and the Very Rev. Isaac Milner

The Church History, composed by the two distinguished brothers, Joseph and Isaac Milner, appears to be daily advancing in general estimation; while by those, who cordially concur with its authors in the principles which pervade it, it is regarded as one of the most important theological works of the age. And this estimate is formed of it, not so much by speculative persons, merely from reflection on the nature of its con tents, as by practical men, from the actual observation of its effects, in bringing to a serious sense of religion those who were heretofore lost in the vain pursuits of the world, and in instructing, establishing, and edifying sincere Christians.

To all who thus regard the work, it has been a subject of deep regret that it should have stopped short in the midst of a most interesting period, without any additional part having been published during the last seventeen years. That, after the death of the latter of its two authors, it should not have readily found a continuator, cannot be matter of surprise.

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