Excerpt from The Age and the Church: Being a Study of the Age, and of the Adaptation of the Church to Its Needs This breadth of view, this comprehensiveness both in respect to the age at large and the church, was necessary in order to give an idea of our times and of what is demanded of religion. 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.