The Independent Volume 54, Nos. 2770-2782

The Independent Volume 54, Nos. 2770-2782

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...work with Protestants. In such a federation the Catholics exclude themselves, while it is not to oppose Catholics, but simply to do their own work better, that such a federation is devised. A national federation cannot now be accomplished before 1905, as time must be allowed for the meetings of national Conferences or Conventions cf Churches which meet but once in three or four years. They will all be asked to appoint representatives, who shall meet in 1905 and organize for the denominations in this country such a union as now embraces the Free Churches of England. And we are very glad to report that among the most active members of the Federation are clergymen of the Episcopal Church. In his admirable address to the Congregational Churches of the country, Dr. Bradford, Moderator of the late National Council at Portland, Maine, says: "The reunion of Christendom should be a subject of prayer and endeavor. The place to begin this movement is among the local churches of every community." Dr. Bradford is right. There is not a township in the land, with two churches, in which they should not unite forces in harmonious effort to evangelize the community. If they don't know how to do it, let them write to the Secretary of the Federation of Churches, Rev. E. B. Sanford, at the Bible House, in this city, for directions. Then it is the part of our ecclesiastical statesmen to provide that visible national reunion which will be something more than a spectacular show. This last week we have news that four denominations at work in North China have joined forces for educational work, supporting their colleges in common, thus getting out of each other's way; and that they, with other denominations, are laying plans for establishing one strong...show more

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  • Paperback | 554 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920953
  • 9781236920959