Eclectic and Congregational Review Volume 7

Eclectic and Congregational Review Volume 7

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...upon 'the advocacy of the Voluntary Principle on religious grounds ' only.' It may be asked, Have these gentlemen renounced their former principles, abandoned their former friends, or assumed for any party purposes a novel character P We believe no such thing; on the contrary, they are acting in perfect harmony with all their former declarations, and in unison with all their former associates. There is more than one road to the metropolis, and more than one method by which the same great end may be accomplished. They are no less voluntaries than they were, and no other in principle than they were--the steady friends of freedom----the steady opponents of a union of Church and State, in the promulgation of Christianity. Nor are they a whit the less inclined to sustain all the olitical bearings of the question, and the appeal to parliament if eemed necessary in other connexions or aspects of the subject; but only here according to the terms of this particular union, they are more distinctly and solemnly pledged to the promotion of the voluntary principle by an advocacy specifically founded on the religious basis. It is the only instance in which this point has been so prominently exhibited, and it is calculated to help forward the general question, inasmuch as those who go to the greatest length in their views, and are'most decided in their utterance, may feel an identification of interest and purpose with the principles of this Society, while others, who are afraid of reproach-afraid of being called political--may concur in operations which are primarily based in religion. The Society challenges cooperation by maintaining the axiom that the one thing ought to be done and the other not left undone. The distinctive...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692133X
  • 9781236921338