Recent Expansion of the Church of England

Recent Expansion of the Church of England : The Ramsden Sermon for 1864, Preached Before the University of Oxford, on Trinity Sunday (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Recent Expansion of the Church of England: The Ramsden Sermon for 1864, Preached Before the University of Oxford, on Trinity Sunday But, leaving now this great Asiatic dependency, let us ask what has been the course pursued by the Church towards the various colonies of the British Crown. A short retrospect seems indis pensable. It was not till full half a century after the Reformation that England came into possession of her first colony;' G' and when Sir Walter Raleigh landed on the shores of Virginia, it was his tutor, the celebrated Oxford mathematician, Harriot, who was the first to read the \vord of God to the won dering Red Indians who flocked round them. It is worth notice, as evidence of the spirit which entered into our earliest colonial enterprises, that when a charter was given by James I. To the Vir ginia Company, it contained a special provision that the true word and service of God be preached, planted, and used, not only in the colonies, but also among the savages bordering upon them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243322593
  • 9780243322596