A Few Thoughts On Church Subjects; Viz. Uniformity, Daily Service, Gown And Surplice, Private Dress…

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byEdward Scobell

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... UNIFORMITY. As the Subjects I have chosen are at present exciting an almost universal and unusually anxious attention, as much among the Laity as among the Clergy, I venture, as a member of another Diocese, to bear a small and unpretending share in the general and no doubt eventually useful discussion; not in a vain idea that I can contribute any new information, especially to my surrounding Brethren, from whom 1 am much more likely to receive it, but from a hope, that by helping to arrange a few facts, and to bring to a point some thoughts, which in the minds of several may have hitherto been scattered and indefinite, I may possibly with many, shorten the way towards forming a judgment, if they should think it worth their while to give these few pages a perusal: at all events, as truth is my only object, and what is said, is said with submission and respect, I trust I shall give offence to no one. No reflecting person can doubt the manifold advantages of a general uniformity in public worship. To have, as was the case in the English Church before the Reformation, " a Salisbury Use, and a Hereford Use, the Use of B Bangor, and of York, and of Lincoln," each bishop and each order of monks adopting at pleasure their own separate service; or, to be, as we were after the Reformation, with a Liturgy "greatly and scandalously neglected" both by ministers and people,--would go far to subvert the very principles of discipline and regularity by which every Church is effectively to be maintained. But these things are passed away. The Act of 1662, which established our present Liturgy, has been mainly obeyed. Some inaccuracies, chiefly unintentional, or from local circumstances almost unavoidable, may have gradually crept in; here and there possibly there may have b...

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... UNIFORMITY. As the Subjects I have chosen are at present exciting an almost universal and unusually anxious attention, as much...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217769608

ISBN - 13:9780217769600

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