Excerpt from The Infinite Affection It is a great pleasure to be given the opportunity of writing for the publishers an introduction - so far as the British public is concerned - to a new volume by one of the most rising preachers and thinkers in the Congregational ministry in the United States. For several years past, many English congregations have had the privilege of listening, during the summer months, to Dr. Macfarland's stimulating utterances; and the great body of friends and admirers which his pulpit gifts have won him in this country make it altogether appropriate that this latest of his spiritual messages should be placed before English readers. Still youthful in years, Dr. Macfarland combines, in an exceptional degree, the erudition of the trained scholar with the devotional temper of the Christian prophet, and adds to this the broad, free outlook of the typical modern in theology. 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.