28 SEPTEMBER 1867, Page 14



SIR, —May I ask for a line or two in the paper which I value so much to suggest the crying need there is for a new, great, and truly sound book on the Inspiration question from the pen of a liberal Churchman ? There are many great and good scholars in the liberal ranks. Which of them will do the work ? They throw out magnificently suggestive hints in books and in the Spectator ; but these only make one long for something more complete. Those who are watching Christ's earthly kingdom with eyes full of hope for the next twenty years see that this question must come to the front, nay, has already come. The two great, violent, persecuting parties in the Church try to suppress it, and shut their eyes resolutely to the danger their craft is in, but nothing can keep back either it, or that great practical question, "What is Gospel faith ?" which, I am rejoiced to see, liberal Churchmen are fully alive to. Sir, there is hope for the Church in England ; all moderate, sober men must be thankful to see the way things are going.—I am, Sir, &c.,

Walton-on-the-Hill, near Liveipool, &pt. 25, 1867. T. W. S.