Edward Burton

History of the Christian Church

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Edward Burton
   - History of the Christian Church

Excerpt from History of the Christian Church: From the Ascension of Jesus Christ, to the Conversion of Constantine

Dr. Burton's History is one of the excellent works recently "published under the direction of the Committee of General Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge." Its able and lamented author, among the last acts of his life, had furnished the entire manuscript for the press; and it was within a few weeks only of publication, when it pleased God to call him from his various and successful labours to his rest. The brief Memoir, which precedes the History, and which is taken from the collected edition of his works, beautifully sketches the outline of his industrious and honourable life. The Editor fervently hopes that the example which it presents, of entire devotion to the glory of God and to the best interests of man, may not be lost, especially upon his younger brethren of the Clergy.

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