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THE ENGLISH SERMON'

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Readings from the works of great preachers from 1500 to the present day
11-Henry Parry Liddon 's sermon, ' Five Minutes after Death.' preached at St. Paul's Cathedral on December 14, 1879
Read by Pierre Lefevre
In the summer of 1876 Dr. E. W. Benson. the future Primate, wrote:
' I have been hearing Liddon at St. Paul's — very beautiful and very eloquent, yet the art part of it does not seem so unattainable. But he unites many charms His beautiful look and penetrating voice are powerful over one, and then his reasoning Is very persuasive. He does not make leaps. and dismiss one with allusions, or assume that one knows anything. He tells it all from the beginning to end. and seems to assume nothing. But all his physical and intellectual structure Is quite swallowed up in spiritual earnestness, and he is different to other preachers, in that one feels this preaching in itself is a self-sacrifice to him—not a vanity or a gain. I do not mean that one feels others' preaching to be these, but with him one is conscious that it is the opposite '

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Read By: Pierre Lefevre

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