Excerpt from Lectures on Baptist History The introduction of Christianity into our world has been recognized by a modern French writer, who has discoursed upon society and philosophy, as being the greatest moral revolution recorded in the annals of our race. Such estimate is the more remarkable, as coming from a scholar who is regarded as doubting the existence of a God, and who cant therefore be charged as biased by religious prejudice in favor of the faith which he discerns to have been, and ackwledges frankly to have been, thus signally potent. M. Vacherot - for it is to him that we refer - has in glowing utterances presaged and depicted the future spread of democracy. Writing in the days of Napoleon III., he presented to France and to Europe our own people as the truest republic then on the face of the globe, and very distinctly does he attribute the prosperity, and even the very possibility of the existence, of free institutions amongst us to the influence of the Bible upon our nation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.