The Sword and the Keys; Civil and Spiritual Jurisdictions

The Sword and the Keys; Civil and Spiritual Jurisdictions : Their Union and Difference. a Treatise Giving Some Account of Ecclesiastical Appeals in Foreign Countries, with a History of the Origin and Constitution of the Judicial Committee

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt:; and it is, in the opinion of their Lordships, clear that a protection was in this respect intended to be thrown around the body of the Communicants, which ought to be secured them by an observance of the plain intent of the Rubric. In applying these principles to the present case, their Lordships find that some difliculty has arisen from the circumstances under which the evidence was taken. The charge against the Appellant was a twofold one; both that he had stood at the middle of the west side with his back to the people, and that the people could not see him break the bread or take the cup in his hand. The witness Nicholson undoubtedly states that, at the service of which he speaks, while sitting in the nave, he could not see the Appellant perform the manual acts; and the witness Bevan gives evidence to the same effect. But with regard to Nicholson, he explains, as their Lordships understand his evidence, that, whether persons could see what the Appellant was doing would depend on whether they were sitting immediately behind him or were sitting on one side or the other; and with regard to Bevan, he states that, what would have prevented a man who sat at the side from seeing what the Appellant did, was, that he had on a chasuble, " which is a sort of cloak which spreads his body out." When the Appellant himself was examined, he does not appear to have been asked any question on the subject; and the inference which their Lordships draw from the whole examination is, that inasmuch as at that time it was understood to be the law, founded on the decision in Hebbert o. Purchas, that the standing on the west side of the Table was, of itself and without more, unlawful, neither party thought it important to carry the evidence...
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896181
  • 9781236896186