The Christian Union Quarterly Volume 10

The Christian Union Quarterly Volume 10

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...wrong methods of approach, recognition of other episcopal churches and non-episcopal churches, unity without uniformity, need of reconciliation, etc. This is only a scant and imperfect survey of the book.. Dr. Headlam speaks at times with astonishing frankness and so true to the facts that he awakens confidence and holds it to the close of the volume. He has dropped seed thoughts, like Newman, who made possible the Modernist movement in the Roman Catholic Church, a fact which many perhaps would deny, and like Augustine, who sowed the seeds which made possible both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. The Oxford professor has so presented his thought that to the free and thoughtful it shows that forms of Church government, not even episcopacy, are of such vital consequence as to keep the Church apart, and opens the way to the removal of one of the age long contentions of the Church. He, however, holds to episcopacy as the organ of unity. He does not prove that it is such an organ. He afiirms it with a devotion that indicates his reverence for this ancient order of Church government, although he likewise afiirms that no one of the rival systems of Church polity which prevail at the present time--Episcopacy, Papacy, Presbyterianism or Congregationalism--can find any direct support in the Bible, nor is it possible to trace the process and stages of the development of episcopal ordination. He says, "The only practical policy for reunion will be based on the mutual recognition of orders. We know what our feelings are in the Church of England; we will certainly have nothing to do with the Church of Rome unless Rome is prepared to recognize our orders. It is exactly the same with the Eastern Church. If they were to come to us and say more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236797604
  • 9781236797605