Church and State Review

Church and State Review

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...and its four branches, the best means of recovering the alienated classes to the Church. In this, though not confined to this, the deficiency complained of was very striking. The remarks of the speakers, though just and true, were rather suited to an ordinary vestry than to a Congress composed of leading men from all parties in the Church. In a meeting" of this kind one naturally looked for the enunciation of some broad comprehensive principles, rather than suggestions and repetitions of details. In an assembly comprising within it men of various shades of opinion, it was very desirable that men of thought should throw the results of their minds into a common stock, from which each might take home with him some principles and new ideas which he might work out, or, at least, test their applicability, in his own sphere; and which, if not capable of complete adoption, would serve and help to correct and enlarge his previous views of action. We are aware of the difficulties that stood in the way of this, especially those connected with the limit placed to the number of speakers, and the time to be allowed to each. It was also deemed expedient, doubtless, to invite to address the meeting some who were not competent to contribute much to the general fund of knowledge, suggestive thought, or experience; and this naturally involved the exclusion of others who might have added materially to all or some of these desiderata. This difficulty must occur more or less in each successive Congress; but we hope that the President will exercise his good tact in adjusting it. The subjects on which papers will be read, to be followed by discussion, we observe are nine, exclusive of four for sectional reading and discussion, and of Church Architecture and Music...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635116
  • 9781236635112