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The Living Epistle

$14.95 USD

Coming February 2023

216 pages

Cornelius Tyree labored among his fellow Baptists for over half of a century. In all that time, he never tired of declaring Christianity to be a living, dynamic faith that begins and ends in Christ. In The Living Epistle, Tyree outlines the cause and characteristics of anemic Christianity, its remedy, the remedial effects on humanity, how the remedy might be obtained, and the motives for doing so. “The best commentary on the Bible the world has ever seen,” says Tyree, “is a holy life.”


Cornelius Tyree (1814-1891) was a nineteenth-century American Baptist who contributed much to the faith and practice of Baptists throughout the southern United States. After being raised in Amherst County, Virginia, Tyree attended William and Mary College and Columbia College, where he earned a Doctor of Divinity degree. He pastored congregations throughout Virginia for fifty-two years. Although having written several works on baptism and communion, Tyree is probably best known for the present work, The Living Epistle, or The moral power of a religious life.  

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