A Critical History Of The Athanasian Creed. Representing The Opinions Of Antients And Moderns…

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byDaniel Waterland

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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.1870 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL The Church Of England Vindicated, Both As To The Receiving And Retaining The Athanasian Creed. These would be no occasion for this chapter, had not a late Author of name and character, out of his abundant zeal to promote Arianism, taken upon him to disparage this excellent form of Faith; nay, and to apply, with some earnestness, to the governors of our Church to get it laid aside. He thinks "it may well deserve the most serious and deliberate consideration of the governors of the Church, whether it would not be more advantageous to the true interest of the Christian religion to retain only those more indisputable forms;" that is, to have this wholly taken away, or at least not imposed in our Articles or Liturgy. Then he subjoins his reasons: which, because they may be presumed to be the closest and strongest that can be offered on that Bide, and because they have hitherto stood without any particular confutation on one hand, or retractation on the other, I shall here take upon me to answer them as briefly as may be. Objection I. The first is, that this Creed is confessed not to be Athanasius's, but the composition of an uncertain obscure author, written in one of the darkest and most ignorant ages of the Church, having never appeared till Clarke's Script Dootr., first edit., pp. 446, 447. about the year 800, nor been received in the Church till so very late as about the year 1000. Answ. As to the false facts contained in this Article, I need only refer to the preceding sheets. As to the. Creed being none of Athanasius's, which is certainly true, it is to be considered that our Church receives it not upon the authority of its compiler, nor determines anything about its age or author; but we receive it because the truth of the doctrines contained ...

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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.1870 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL The Church Of England Vindicated, Both As To The Receiving And Retaining The Athanasian Creed. These would be no occa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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