The Protestant Bishopric in Jerusalem; Its Origin and Progress

The Protestant Bishopric in Jerusalem; Its Origin and Progress : From the Official Documents Published by Command of His Majesty the King of Prussia, and from Other Authentic Sources

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...episcopate, but an episcopate of the Church of England, to which individual German flocks and ministers might adhere without surrendering their nationality. The conformation of the whole was, therefore, a framework which the.daughter felt herself under the necessity of accepting at the hands of her parent; the parent could not invest her with any other form than what her own sanctioned in all material respects. His Majesty, having a clear perception of this result, abstained from urging any other demand upon the Church of England; from the very outset, the only purpose in view was, as the instructions show, to erect an English bishopric with German congregations attached to it. It might have been the reverse had the German Church obtained an anterior footing in Palestine; neither could German nationality have found a homestead excepting in the bosom of German flocks. If Protestant congregations should be constituted in Palestine through the-agency of those parts of Germany where a particular form of congregational institutions has grown up, there will be every disposition to allow them to follow their native predilections in this respect. But in so far as their connexion with the Bishop, and with the whole Protestant community in that quarter is concerned, no principles but such as are in harmony with the Episcopal Church can be admitted, without sacrificing the unity of the design and its further development. A far more complete application is practicable in the instance of the other two principles, those of universality in the character of public worship, and in the matter of confession. The stipulations and arrangements which are the result of those principles, in so far as they are involved in the case before us, are laid down in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924169
  • 9781236924162