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The Science of Correspondency
Charles Augustus Tulk
Edited by Charles Pooley
James Speirs, 36 Bloomsbury Street, London
Too much to say that the system of morals herein inculcated, which are those of the New Church, when properly understood, stands unequalled, since its principles are founded on the unerring law of Divine order. It is a system which searches the utmost depths of the human heart, and reveals to the mental perception the secret springs of its action. At the same time it furnishes the only means for acquiring newness of life, namely, by absolute obedience to the Divine precepts, spiritually discerned.
As reference is frequently made to the "Lord's Prayer," I have added its spiritual exposition by Mr. Tulk in order that the reader may see its fulness, beauty, and perfection, and the consistency of its interpretation with the doctrines taught in this work.
As it is impossible in the short space of a preface to do full justice to the rich endowments of the author, it is with deference I submit this volume to the candid consideration of Church readers, assured that there will be found in its pages a faithful elucidation of those Divine Truths which in their aggregate constitute the Lord's Church in man—the Church of the New Jerusalem. And should I succeed in inspiring a more general desire to become acquainted with the spiritual sense of the letter of Scripture, my labour will not have been in vain.
THE SCIENCE OF CORRESPONDENCY