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ST. PAUL'S

EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS:

NEWLY TRANSLATED,

AND EXPLAINED FROM A MISSIONARY POINT OF VIEW.

BY THE

RIGHT REV. J. W. COLENSO, D.D.,

BISHOP OF NATAL.

NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

443 & 445 BROADWAY.

1863.

THEOLOGICAL LIBRARY CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

A 74.751

Alay 1979

TO THE HONOURABLE

THE SECRETARY FOR NATIVE AFFAIRS

TO THE NATAL GOVERNMENT,

THEOPHILUS SHEPSTONE, Esq.

MY DEAR FRIEND

This book contains the substance of many conversations, which I have had with you from time to time, upon the subject of teaching the truths of Christianity to the natives of this colony, and those of other heathen countries. The teaching of the great Apostle to the Gentiles is here applied to some questions, which daily arise in Missionary labours among the heathen, more directly than is usual with those commentators, who have not been engaged personally in such work, but have written from a very different point of view, in the midst of a state of advanced civilisation and settled Christianity. Hence they have usually passed by altogether, or only touched very lightly upon, many points, which are of great importance to Missionaries, but which seemed to be of no immediate practical interest for themselves or their readers.

The views, which I have here advanced, are the results of seven years of Missionary experience, as well

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