A Community Church: The Story of a Minister's Experience which Led Him from the Church Militant to the Church Democratic

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Houghton Mifflin, 1919 - 387 pages
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Page 10 - HE drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in ! EDWIN MARKHAM The Man with the Hoe Written after seeing Milled ivorld-famous painting of a brutalized toiler.
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