The Case of Conscience Solved, Or, the Catholic Claims Proven to Be Compatible with the Coronation Oath. in a Letter from a Divine in the Country to His Friend in Town. with a Supplement in Answer to Considerations on the Coronation Oath,

The Case of Conscience Solved, Or, the Catholic Claims Proven to Be Compatible with the Coronation Oath. in a Letter from a Divine in the Country to His Friend in Town. with a Supplement in Answer to Considerations on the Coronation Oath,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ... sovereign power is a better security than " the wisdom of all his counsellors in matters of " religion;" " that the King may be full as com" petent a judge of this particular subject as the " whole of his council;" (p. 26.) nay, that " even " he may be more competent than any subject in. his dominions" (p. 27.); finally, that " whoever '_' sits upon the British Throne, will always be able " to judge for himself in these affairs of the Church, " and discharge his duty of guardian to it, not only " with a good conscience, but with a good under" standing also" (il2id.) All this information, and a great deal more of the same sort, your fertile imagination derives from the single circumstance of the aforesaid Parliament having made a slight verbal alteration for ascertaining the meaning of the Coronation Oath. Such extravagancies are better confuted by being simply proposed, than by being argued upon. I shall, however, make one remark. You describe the patriots of the revolution, 1 1 _ u I _ as thus enlarging the royal power In the most im. portant article of religion, at the very moment when they were circu_mscribing and curtailing it in every other other particular! You exhibit them as blindly confiding that important concern to the conscience of eachsucceeding King, independently of Parliament, immediately after they had chased away James II. and altered the succession for his attempts to subvert it! Having advanced thus far, you find yourself suddenly stopped, embarrassed by the recollection of Tbs Tuleration Act, which took place almost immediately after the formation of the Coronation Oath, and which you inform us was in...show more

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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236873114
  • 9781236873118