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ON CATECHISING. By the Same Author.

ON

CATECHISING.

BY

THE HON. AND REV. SAMUEL BEST,

RECTOR OF ABBOTT'S ANN; LATE FELLOW OF KING'S COLLEGE.

LONDON:
JAMES DARLING,
LITTLE QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS.

BROWN, SALISBURY.

M.DCCC.XLIX.

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INTRODUCTION.

In pressing a subject which I believe to be of vital importance at the present moment, on the ministers and teachers of God's heritage, I shall allow my anxious wish to promote the ordinance, to explain my reasons for having first presented them through the medium of a periodical,* ant pass on to such practical considerations as may smooth the way for a return to this laudable practice of the Church. We are apt in the outset to sum up difficulties and objections as a barrier to our consideration of the removal of them. With the view of obviating this dangerous practice of minds more ingenious in making than removing objections, I propose, as an introduction to the subject of Catechising, to offer a few remarks on the manner in which I believe it can be carried out to the satisfaction of the catechist, as well as the benefit of the

* British Magazine.

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