The Home and Foreign Record of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America Volume 4

The Home and Foreign Record of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America Volume 4

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...tendencies, and counteracting its obvious intentions. Obsta principiis is the just rule of action in reference to a system which, under a religious guise, is radically political, and at once grasping, ambitious and inimical to the most cherished, social, civil and religious liberties of the human race." We transfer to our columns an extract from the first letter to Governor Bigler, which will not only furnish a specimen of the style of the Author, but may serve to interest our readers in the great question at issue between the friends and opponents of our present American System of Common School Education. "Sir--Your worthy zeal for tho perfecting of our public school system, as exhibited in your annual message, has drawn forth a notable manifesto from the Roman Catholic Bishop in this city. I make no apology for-this counter address. The subject is momentous. It is not too much to say that the proverbial sophistry of the school of Loyola appears in this new device, and entitles it to public examination. And it is not to inform you, be assured, but to reach the community for whom "the letter" is especially framed, that I undertake this running review. The letter is, in substance, a protest, a plea, and a plan. The protest is against our noble and universal schoolsystem. Thelea is for Roman Catholics alone, who are alone aggrieved. The plan is, not to remove public burdens, and promote the general weal, but, as is frankly avowed in the concluding paragraph, to redress the grievances referred to in the protest. We look, then, in the protest, for the burdens complained of. Is it, that the Romanists, being the wealthiest and most numerous class, are paying the largest tax, and virtually providing for the education of Protestants...
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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574273
  • 9781236574275