Life of Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Westminster; Manning as a Catholic

Life of Cardinal Manning, Archbishop of Westminster; Manning as a Catholic

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...only been a somewhat larger and more spiritual-minded Tait, a far more impressive and ornate preacher, a graceful, if perhaps somewhat too frequent, speaker in the House of Lords--a very Whig of the Whigs on the Episcopal Bench; a benevolent and eloquent philanthropist following the footsteps of Lord Shaftesbury; an ever-welcome guest at Exeter Hall to advocate, as in his younger days, the distribution of Bibles among the benighted " Romanists " in " sensual France and in Spain sterile in Christianity "; a judicious and mildspoken advocate of Temperance; a lofty scorner of Home Rule and Parnellism or anti-Parnellism; and, as would have become a station so high, and so holy a calling, a denouncer of Socialism and Romanism--the twin evils of the day, foes alike to Christian society and to the Reformed Church raised by the hand of God, as he had declared in his Archidiaconal days to be "the regenerator of a dissolving Christendom, the centre of a new Catholic world." There are other possibilities of lesser import--possibilities scarcely worth considering, except as a striking point of contrast--whether, in such a supposititious case, as in that of Archbishop Tait, the palace of Addington or of Lambeth would have been made glad by the voices of the children of the Archbishop of Canterbury. But how small a man, in comparison with what he was, would Manning not have been as Archbishop of Canterbury. He would indeed have been revered for his piety and personal holiness; universally respected for his kindness and charity to the afflicted and poor; admired in society for grace of speech and manner; popular at the Athenaeum Club for his pleasant ways and agreeable talk; but to the larger world beyond the narrow limits of...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632699
  • 9781236632692