Manning as a Catholic

Manning as a Catholic

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...benighted " Roinanists " 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 afliicted and poor; admired in society for grace of speech and manner; popular at the Athenznum Club for his pleasant ways and agreeable talk; but to the larger world beyond the narrow limits of Anglicanism, outside the range of ecclesiastical literature in England, he would have been unknown. Or perhaps have obtained an ephemeral fame in his day as a graceful speaker in the House of Lords, in the pulpit, or on the platform; or as a popular writer on social topics in Reviews or Magazines. Or, perchance, on the Episcopal Bench, he might have raised again, as in his 5th of November sermon, 1843, a stately...show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 576g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938461
  • 9781236938466