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Author Name    HOOK

Title   Letter to His Parishioners on the Use of the Athanasian Creed.

Location Published   19TH-ENG-OXFORD-TALBOYS

Book Number   17449

HOOK, WALTER FARQUHAR. Letter to His Parishioners on the Use of the Athanasian Creed. By Walter Farquhar Hook, D.D. Vicar of Leeds. Fourth Edition. A Bulwark of the Apostles' Creed. Luther. De Trib. Symbol. Tom. vii.p.138. [woodcut printer's device] Oxford: D.A. Talboys; and 113 Fleet Street, London. M. Robinson, J. Cross, T. Harrison, Mason, and Scott, Leeds; H.C. Langbridge, Birmingham. [This Edition is printed solely for distribution, and sold at Four shillings the Dozen.] Octavo, 13.2 x 20.3cm Disbound pamphlet, side-stitched, a few foxing spots on first and last two leaves, otherwise contents clean. Pagination: (1) title, (1) Lyra Apostolica, [3]-28pp. Pages 4-25 are set in three parallel columns of creed, notes & scripture references. Walter Farquhar Hook 1798-1875, Dean of Chichester. He was educated at Winchester and Christ Church, Oxford; then was curate at Wippingham; incumbent of Holy Trinity, Coventry, 1828-7; "vicar of Leeds 1837-59, built new parish church (1841) and many others, with schools and parsonage houses; obtained act of parliament for subdivision of parish (1844); ...dean of Chichester, 1859-75.--Concise Dictionary of National Biography, p.638. Hook concludes his pamphlet: "God grant that if there shall be any unhappy sceptic present when next this Creed is rehearsed, he may be startled at the strong, the very strong expressions therein used, and be led to search the Scriptures to see whether these things be so. If he do so with an honest and sincere mind, together with prayer, we shall not fear the result."--p28

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