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AN EXTENSIVE INQUIRY.

PRINTED BY L. B. SEELEY, WESTON GREEN, THAMES DITTON.

S.H. 1825

AN EXTENSIVE INQUIRY

INTO THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS,

WHAT IT IS TO PREACH CHRIST:

AND

WHAT IS THE BEST MODE

OF PREACHING HIM.

BY RICHARD LLOYD, M.A.
RECTOR OF ST. DUNSTAN'S IN THE WEST, LONDON ;

AND OF MIDHURST, SUSSEX.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED BY L. B. SEELEY AND SON, FLEET STREET ;
C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE;

AND HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY.

MDCCCXXV.

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PREFACE.

In the present volume I have, without any mental reservation, stated my deliberate views upon various subjects of vital importance, and have qualified these statements by a due regard to the modifications, of which the Christian system is susceptible without any infraction of its sacred and inviolable character. In the mode of expressing my sentiments, I have not been anxious to consult the morbid feelings of those persons, who will at once prejudicate a work, if they happen to find in it phrases that have been perverted to sectarian purposes ; though not aware that I have adopted any such phraseology, I feel at the same time no disposition to defer to these little and unmanly prejudices, as the interminable consequences of such objections not only vitiate, but even annihilate the principle upon which they are founded :--and it becomes us to be jealous of

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