The House of Lords Session 1852-3

The House of Lords Session 1852-3

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...congregations, mostly altogether independent of each other, or at all events without the formal coalescence which is requisite to constitute a " sect" Fiv.e classes may be noticed of these congregations: .... 1. Those in which the members of some two or-more of the preceding sects l. Combination unite in worship--probablyfrom inability alone"and severally each to support a of sect8 place of worship and a minister. Of these amalgamated congregations the most numerous are those (to the number of 61) in which the Independents join with Baptists. The whole of tnese combinations, and their frequency, are shewn as follows: --It must not, indeed, be thought that these are the only instances in which the members of, or sympathizers with, particular communities, are found together, worshipping in common: few congregations are without a certain number who, while strictly claimable by other bodies, find their difference of sentiment on ritual observances no obstacle to union when the fundamental doctrines preached are similar. But the congregations named above, it is assumed, are not, as in the cases just supposed, ostensibly connected either with the one or with the other of the bodies to Which, iit theory the various attendants are attached; but, on the contrary/ exist 'apart and independently, by special understanding and arrangement of the two or more uniting parties. 2, Another class of miscellaneous congregations is composed of such as are-Congregation formed by the adherents to some doctrine to which special value is attached, and profession"? Nvhich is thus maintained with greater prominence than by the regular churches. To this class the following may be referred: --peculiar doctrines. ISOLATED CONGREGATIONS S. Unsectarian...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937643
  • 9781236937643