Second Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion. Not by the Ed. of 'Captain Rock's Memoirs' [But by J.B. White] Volume 2

Second Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion. Not by the Ed. of 'Captain Rock's Memoirs' [But by J.B. White] 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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...ou que la plupart de ceux de son terns, fussent des gens bien vicieux et bien meprisables: cependant ce n' etoient encore la, que des commencemens des douleurs. Biblioth. Germ. Tom. xxxviii. p. 65 ap. Weissman. Hist. Eccl. Sec. iv. "Let us impartially examine what has been, and unfortunately is still, in a great degree, the tie which binds together such bodies. A comparatively small number may be able to dwell upon the statements of those differences in abstract points, which are the external distinctions of Churches. But what is it in reality, that unites the great mass of their members! Dislike, contempt, and even hatred of all other denominations of Christians. He who would draw up a true nomenclature of all the bodies of Christians who have contended, and are still contending with each other, should contrive it by examining not what each believes but what each denies; not what each loves, but what each hates. This and this alone is the intelligible and practical bond of unity which has given activity to great masses of people under the name of Christianity. The great association which first began to think of universality, was Anti-Pagan; the next was Anti-Arian; then Anti-Nestorian, and so on, at every subsequent period, till there arose the great opposing body of Anti-Papists. This body split again into Anti-Calvinists, and Anti-Lutherans, AntiAnabaptists, and Anti-Pedobaptists. So also we hear now of the great body of Dissenters--the Dissenting Interest: --Dissent, in short, is acknowledged as a strong bond of union. "It is by no means intended to apply this to every individual member of these Churches or divisions; but we do not doubt to repeat that the bond of union of these corporate bodies, as such, cannot be belief. Belief, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236640390