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To

PLAIN QUESTIONS

For

American Churchmen

Being an expansion of the Church Catechism for the use of

Clergy, Parents and Teachers

By

REV. CHARLES SCADDING

Grade "A" Handbook

NEW YORK
THOMAS WHITTAKER

2 & 3 Bible House

COPYRIGHT 1901

BY CHARLES SCADDING

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PREFACE.

The general plan of this handbook is simply the expansion of the Church Catechism. It is an attempt to outline, through the medium of questions and answers, after the manner of the well-known St. Sulpice method, the truths held by the Church, in the hope that it may be useful to the clergy, Sunday-school teachers, parents, Bible-classes, and candidates for Confirmation.

This handbook does not claim to be comprehensive, or to treat the various parts adequately, but aims to be definite and constructive on the distinctive Church tenets which are vital and fundamental, thus outlining the framework of "the Faith once for all delivered to the Saints." The covering of this framework will ordinarily fall to each one as the work of his own religious life, and for this purpose the book is interleaved, thereby giving the clergy and teachers the opportunity to add such other questions and answers, or notes, as they may desire.

A list of books quoted or referred to is appended, and to the writers of these books I would acknowledge my indebtedness. I am particularly grateful to the Rev. A. W. Little, L.H.D., for his kind criticism and advice.

It is in the conviction that it is of supreme importance that a Churchman should be able to give a reason for the Faith which he holds that this little book has been compiled, and the author trusts that no doctrine inconsistent with the Faith of the Holy Catholic Church will be found in what he has set down.

“Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the Lord.”

C. S. CHICAGO, ILL., ADVENT, 1901.

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