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A26951 The life of faith in three parts, the first is a sermon on Heb. 11, 1, formerly preached before His Majesty, and published by his command, with another added for the fuller application : the second is instructions for confirming believers in the Christian faith : the third is directions how to live by faith, or how to exercise it upon all occasions / by Richard Baxter. Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691. 1670 (1670) Wing B1301; ESTC R5103 494,148 660

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