Lectures on the Historical and Dogmatical Position of the Church of England

Lectures on the Historical and Dogmatical Position of the Church of England

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... any external authority. On the other hand, the See of Rome made several attempts to annex the liberties of the English Church which were strictly and successfully resisted. Thus when Wilfrid, having been ejected from his See by Eegfrid, king of Northumbria, came back from Rome, whither he had appealed, with a judgment in his favour and a letter from the Pope restoring him to his See, the king convened a council of the nobility and clergy, and by them it was unanimously determined that the appeal to the Pope was a public offence, and the papal letters a national insult. Wilfrid was accordingly imprisoned for nine months, and 1 See Warren's Liturgy and Ritual of the Celtic Church, i. though the Pope threatened everybody that opposed his decrees with excommunication, the threatened excommunication never came. The Pope, in fact, was not strong enough at present to establish the spiritual supremacy of the Roman See in the west, and the matter was prudently allowed to drop. Again, there is a letter extant addressed to Pope Leo III, about the year 798, by the bishops and clergy of England, protesting against the necessity of their metropolitan spending his labour in travelling to Rome for the pallium, or his money in purchasing it, when the early records of the Church went to prove that some archbishops had not received it at all, and that none had bought it at a price.1 The words of this document hint not obscurely at the venality and corruption into which the Roman See had by this time fallen, which is further abundantly proved from other sources. Meanwhile the Church in England had advanced in civilisation and learning, of which Theodore had laid the foundations and had produced men of remarkable eminence as Bede, Cuthbert of Canterbury, and...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866401
  • 9781236866400