Small Dioceses and State Conventions

Small Dioceses and State Conventions : Some Remarks on the Polity of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Small Dioceses and State Conventions: Some Remarks on the Polity of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States In this age of the world, and in a country like ours, a diocese must be large enough to furnish a reliable maintenance to the Bishop and his family, enabling them to live in decency and comfort, and leaving him free from sordid cares. It should be large enough to furnish work for a respectable number of clergy, in the care of souls, that some proportion may be maintained among the various orders, and that all may have constant and adequate employment. A Church which has neither State subsidies nor large funded revenues, must find its support among the people, and must accommodate itself somewhat to means and circumstances. And, as the laborers are not enough for the harvest, it would not be wise to encourage any to leave the field. No parish should obtain superfluous aid, and no place should have idle or half-employed clergy, when promising fields are unsupplied. 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 | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243329075
  • 9780243329076