What Church?

What Church?

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...attributes the conversion of England to Augustine, as the messenger of Gregory; but the point to be noted is that throughout his essay he evidently holds one sentiment--and that a most deluding sentiment--in common with Gregory the Great, and every pope since his time, namely, that what he terms "the Church" (the Church in its episcopal form) is "the mystical Body of Christ" (page 264). Like Gregory, London: Longmans, Green & Co. he has an earnest desire to bring all into this one "Catholic Church." Gregory succeeded, he thinks, with the English, and he would fain succeed in the nineteenth century with the Welsh. Any spiritual movement in Wales outside the "Church" is a subject of regret. The Evangelical revival, under Howell Harris, Daniel Rowlands, William Williams, and Thomas Charles, produced, he tells us, "the sad result" of "estranging from the Church's communion thousands of souls." "It obscured the relation in which Episcopacy stands to the Church, as not merely an order in her organization, but the principle of her continuance." And he draws a picture of that holy man of God, Thomas Charles, in which he laments that his language at the close of his life was jubilant of praise to God for the blessing that had rested on his evangelizing work, instead of that of a man "sinking to the grave under the crushing weight of the consciousness that, by assuming the office of transmitting spiritual power, he had been guilty of violating one of the primary conditions which regulate the organic growth of the Church, and that the Association which he formed dissevered from the Divine Society which alone is for eternity, contained within it the seed of inevitable...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884426
  • 9781236884428