History of the College of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge Volume 2

History of the College of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge Volume 2

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...as if genuine Christian Knowledge could be promoted, where the use of the Bible is denied.' Pp. 6, 7: ' Another book which it distributes is the Book of Common Prayer. As the importance which we attach to this Book has been much 45 misunderstood, and on this misunderstanding objections have been founded to the distribution of it with the Bible, I will quote an authority, which on this (abject must have greater weight than any argument which I myself can advance. The pious and amiable Prelate Henry Ryder, who lately presided over the see of Gloucester, and now presides over that of Lichfield and Coventry, speaking of our Liturgy, in his Sermon before our sister Society, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, described it in the following terms: our Liturgy, he said, is "the most faithful transcript, and the most worthy companion of the Bible." These are the words of that pious Prelate; and they are Bo much the more deserv-ing of our notice, as attempts have been made even by those who revere him, to represent our Liturgy, not as the most worthy companion, as he himself has termed it, but as being an unfit companion for the Bible. It is not indeed a companion which claims equality with iU matter: it claims no authority on its own account; it claims nothing more than that which it 10 derives from the Bible.... The Church of England admits that the Bible and the Bible only is the religion of the Protestant, that the Bible is the sole authority for Christian doctrine. But it does not therefore follow, that Churchmen, in the distribution of the Bible, should abstain from the distribution of the Prayer Book.... The argument, by which our Bible and Prayer Book are brought into a comparison with Scripture and Tradition...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638859
  • 9781236638854