THIS volume contains the main ideas in each of three courses delivered in Bombay during the second College term, 1916-17. Part 1. gives sermons preached in the Church of the Holy Name, Bombay, in January, 1917. The lectures in Part II. were delivered in the St. Xavier's College Hall during the Christmas term,19I6-17. Part III. summarises the Lenten course preached in the Ch urc.h of the Holy Name during the same year. The audience was in no case entirely Catholic; for the lectures in the Second Part only about half the hearers were Christians.This fact will sufficiently explain the method that had to be adopted. As for the fruit of such lectures, we are constantly told that converts are never made among the educated classes in India; at the same time it cannot but be matter for thanksgiving and encouragement that men should welcome as they do instructions such as these.Perhaps others besides Eastern non-Christians will give them a like welcome.Perhaps, too, those accustomed to daily meditation will find in them material for their purpose. Indeed, if he has given to them in particular some food for thought, something by means of which they may the better know and love Him who alone is worthy of all the human heart can give, the author will be more than satisfied.
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