William Stubbs, Bishop of Oxford, 1825-1901. (from the Letters of William Stubbs)

William Stubbs, Bishop of Oxford, 1825-1901. (from the Letters of William Stubbs)

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...words in your mouth, but I mean that this is what your words convey to me. Let me just say a word on these three propositions. 1. Fully granting that the title to temporalities must be determined by a temporal tribunal, is it not fair that the Church should have a share in informing that tribunal and in interpreting her own formularies? For it is not merely the right to temporalities but the right to teach that is really determined on. The claims of the Jud. Comm., as now working, affect the very form and matter of every scripture lesson, sermon, or service in Church and out of Church of every Churchman clerk or lay. If we allege anything at variance with the dicta of this tribunal we are liable to be called unfaithful and accused freely of unlawful teaching. Surely the temporality side is not all that is in question; and if not, it cannot be the exclusive consideration. 2. The judgments of the Jud. Comm. do not determine what is truth, but what is the doctrine of the Church of England, or rather by determining that such and such statements are or are not consistent with the doctrine of the Church they incidentally if not expressly define the doctrine. But then the doctrine of the Ch. of E. is to us the Truth; that is, what we have to teach our children and our parishioners is the truth--the truth on which their eternal life depends and by which their moral conduct must be guided. I cannot see how this can be met or extenuated. 3. That these decisions have no spiritual authority seems to me quite true. But then they have to act by the same binding effect that spiritual authority would have. They limit the area and development of spiritual teaching, they claim authority to interpret documents that have spiritual authority; and, as I have said, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599314
  • 9781236599315