The Christian Century Volume 39, No. 2

The Christian Century Volume 39, No. 2

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...on social service and church unity, and to appeal to their people to make financial contributions to the council. At earlier sessions of the convention it seemed probable that a more favorable action would be taken. In the house of bishops the proposal to unite with the council won by a vote of fifty-seven to thirty-one. But in the house of deputies, after what appeared to be a favorable action by a very small majority, a second vote was taken in which the resolution was defeated by half a vote. This negative action was later concurred in by the house of bishops, and the question was thus deferred for another three years. It was, however, decided that a joint commission should be appointed, consisting of three bishops, three clergymen and three laymen, to make a study of the entire matter and report at the next convention. It can hardly be doubted that this outcome was fortunate for the Federal Council. Entrance of the Episcopal church among the constituent bodies now comprising its membership by so narrow a majority as was at first indicated would have led to constant friction between the two groups in the church, and diminished materially the value of the new relationship. Furthermore it would have resulted in embarrassment to the council in its relations with a hesitant and half-committed religious body. It is not unlikely that another three years of study of the problem, with the labors of a carefully selected commission as a directing agency, will result in more united action, and may find the Episcopal church ready to take its place in the council with entire conviction and enthusiasm. That this great religious body is committed to a sympa'thetic consideration of the proposal is clear from its historic and insistent advocacy...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952111
  • 9781236952110