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Genuine Belief Leads to Action

by Richard Holden

João Tomé said ...

Is it possible to know the date of this publication? At least if it was published on the XIXth or the XXth century?

Friday, Jun 11, 2021 : 23:59
Martin Arhelger said ...

The preface says: „Though fully 80 years have passed . . .” (that is: since the letters were written for the first time). This fixes the time of publication in the 1950th.


Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 : 01:25
João said ...

Thank you Dr. Martin, even though Richard Holden lived in Lisbon until his death I couldn't find even one of his writings in the Brethren Assemblies in Lisbon. So whoever published this had access to older writings of his.

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 : 02:30
Timothy Stunt said ...

Richard Holden's Six Letters to a mother on church questions was published by W.H. Broom in 1873 and Broom published a 4th edition in 1885, a year before Holden's death in Lisbon in 1886. There is a copy of both these editions in the CBA in Manchester. According to Napoleon Noel's History of the Brethren (Denver,1936), Holden's 'letters to his mother, giving reasons for leaving the Church of England, had in its time a wide circulation and is still [1936] obtainable' from the Erie Bible Truth Depot, French Street, Erie PA. (Noel, i.146) Timothy Stunt

Saturday, Jun 12, 2021 : 03:58

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