Life of Edward Bouverie Pusey Volume 2

Life of Edward Bouverie Pusey 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Your affectionate cousin, Ashley. Lord Ashley followed this up by a letter to Mr. Roundell Palmer, which shows how exclusively, in some minds, theological considerations determined the vote against Williams. Lord Ashley's Letter. 265 Lord Ashley To Roundell Palmer, Esq. Dec. 11, 1841. I have endeavoured to ascertain the principles of Mr. Williams, and I have found that he is the author of the tract entitled 1 Reserve in Communicating Religious Knowledge.' There is no power on earth that shall induce me to assist in elevating the writer of that paper to the station of a public teacher. I see very little difference between a man who promulgates false doctrines and him who suppresses the true. I cannot concur in the approval of a candidate whose writings are in contravention of the inspired Apostle, and reverse his holy exultation that he had ' not shunned to declare to his hearers the whole counsel of God.' I will not consent to give my support, however humble, towards the recognition of exoteric and esoteric doctrines in the Church of England, to obscure the perspicuity of the Gospel by the philosophy of Paganism, and make the places set apart for the ministrations of the preacher, whose duties must mainly be among the poor, the wayfaring, and the simple, as mystic and incomprehensible as the grove of Eleusis. These, Sir, are my reasons for refusing my vote to Mr. Williams, and I hope I have given my answer as candidly as you have required it. I am, Sir, your very obedient servant, Ashley. Mr. Palmer's reply was worthy of the occasion: --II would wish every one who reads your Lordship's letter, and feels with your Lordship, that, to justify a vote against Mr. Williams, he must have recourse to some legitimate ground of disqualification in what Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608100
  • 9781236608109