The Evil and Danger of Neglecting the Souls of Men
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By Philip Doddridge | Foreword by Michael A.G. Haykin
Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), pastor of a Congregationalist church in Castle Hill, Northampton, is most remembered today as a hymn-writer and author of the spiritual classic The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul (1745). However, Doddridge was also a leading figure in biblical education, both for pastors and children, a founder of the Sunday school movement, and a pivotal character in revival and religious reform. He served as an evangelical link between such religious leaders as Isaac Watts (1674-1748) and George Whitefield (1714-1770). The Evil and Danger of Neglecting the Souls of Men is a sermon which distills Doddridge’s care and concern for the role of the pastor, particularly, and the church, in general, in stewarding revival and evangelism. Church leaders would do well to read and take to heart the convictions bound in this volume.