The History of England from the Accession of James the Second Volume 1-2

The History of England from the Accession of James the Second Volume 1-2

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Life, ii. 162, fol. How can I believe that a Church in which, during three generations, numerous ministers not episcopally ordained were admitted to the charge of ' parishes can have held episcopal ordination essential to the adminis tration of the sacraments '.1 Thirdly, I have mentioned the fact that James I., as head of the Church, sent a Bishop and several priests to the Synod of Dort. These divines joined in solemn acts of public worship with ministers not episcopally ordained, and sate in council with those ministers on the gravest questions of theology. One of the Anglican Presbyters who was sent on this embassy afterwards became a bishop; and his writings are highly esteemed to this day. He always considered himself as highly honoured by having been selected for such a mission, and spoke of himself as unworthy to form a part of so illustrious a congress. Imagine Sancroft or South rising to address the Moderator in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. I therefore cannot admit that I have neglected to consult the pub lie Acts of our kings and of the Church. I have, I think, proved from those Acts that there did take place in the seventeenth century a very great change in the opinion of the clerical body, and of the heads of that body, touching ecclesiastical policy. Your Lordship, I understand, admits that there was some change. The difference between us is a difference of degree, and diflerences of degree are not easily expressed with precision in words. I do not, I must own, feel satisfied that the language which I have used requires any modification. But if reading and reflection should lead me to a different opinion, false shame shall not prevent me from making a public retractation. I beg your Lordship to...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816307
  • 9781236816306