Selection from the Correspondence Carried on During Certain Recent Negociations for the Adjustment of the Scottish Church Question

Selection from the Correspondence Carried on During Certain Recent Negociations for the Adjustment of the Scottish Church Question

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...and relieving distress and indigence, are derived. I hope, however, better things, and things which accompany salvation. Let us not break off our negociations because the one party wishes to give effect to the dissent of the people, in spite of the badness of their reasons, and the other prefers giving effect to the bad reasons, in consequence of the dissent of the people. I am ashamed to be an intruder upon your time; but I shall be anxious to hear, when perfectly convenient to yourself, how. far we agree or differ as to the meaning of the liberum arbitrium. I ever remain, with great regard and respect, my dear Doctor, most faithfully yours. In order to prevent misapprehension, I may add, that there is one interpretation of the liberum arbitrium which I would never think of sanctioning or proposing, viz. that any given number of parishioners or communicants should say, (" scms phrase,"J " We dissent from the appointment." " Why?" " For reasons best known to ourselves--but that is no concern of yours." I hold that the reasons and objections must be adduced by the dissentients, but need not be homologated by the Presbytery, who may (as I already stated) give effect to them if good, on account of their goodness, or if bad, in spite of their badness. Letter from the Rev. Dr Chalmers. My Dear Sir George, Edin. Nov. 29. 1841. It will be truly contemptible, if the fate of a great national institution shall be made to turn on so quibbling a difference as you have stated. But why force the Presbytery to disgrace themselves, by giving effect to reasons though unjust and unfounded? If this be to save the credit of Lord Aberdeen's bill, it is verily too much that an absurdity shall be fastened on a body of men, whose credit and respectability it is of so...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656458
  • 9781236656452