Life of Cardinal Manning; Manning as a Catholic Volume 2

Life of Cardinal Manning; Manning as a Catholic Volume 2

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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: ...he was one of the best known Fathers of a Council which filled the public eye; agitated the minds or vexed the spirits of statesmen, and affected the policy of kings and cabinets. Still more, his words and work remain for ever associated with an event which will be recorded in history as the chief, the most memorable landmark of the 19th century. Had Archdeacon Manning, on the other hand, remained an Anglican, with an Anglican Churchman's belief and habits of mind, and instincts of moderation, backed by such influential friends as Sidney Herbert and Mr. Gladstone, there is little or no doubt that, like his friend and fellowdignitary W. Ker Hamilton, afterwards Bishop of Salisbury, he, too, would have been rewarded with a mitre for his fidelity to the Church of England in her day of sorest need. It is even possible that with his finer tact and spirit of moderation he might have succeeded, where his brother-inlaw, Bishop Wilberforce, failed; and attained--at any rate had, instead of Disraeli, Mr. Gladstone been in office--to the throne of Canterbury, which fell so unexpectedly to the lot of Tait, the most fortunate of schoolmasters. What then? Manning, as Archbiihop of Canterbury would have 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 I.ords--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...
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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236545958
  • 9781236545954