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GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. LUKE,
IN THE FORM OF
INTENDED TO ASSIST THE PRACTICE OF DOMESTIC
INSTRUCTION AND DEVOTION.
BY JOHN BIRD SUMNER, D.D.
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
LECTURE 1.-i. 1—7. Short Account of St. Luke. His preface to his history. The
parents of John the Baptist. Their blameless character.
LECTURE II.-i. 8-17. Purpose of John the Baptist's mission, declared by the angel to
his father Zacharias : viz. to turn the heart of the fathers to the children : 2, to turn the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just : 3, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
LECTURE III.-i. 18–38. Zacharias doubts the angel's word, and becomes dumb. The
purpose of God is declared to Mary, that she should become the mother of Jesus, by an immaculate conception.
LECTURE IV.-i. 39-55. Elizabeth blesses Mary. Mary's hymn of thanksgiving and
LECTURE V.-i. 56-80. The Baptist is born, and named John. Zacharias's prophetic hymn, declaring the purpose of his birth.
LECTURE XIII.-ü. 1–13.
LECTURE XXV.-ri. 36-50.
A woman who had been a sinner is pardoned, and her conduct
towards Jesus defended against the imputations of Simon. 130