A History Of Our Own Times (volume 3); From The Diamond Jubilee 1897 To The Accenssion Of Edward Vii

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...between the Church of England and the Church of Rome, but the feeling common to the whole body may be regarded as a yearning for a greater symbolic beauty and expressiveness in the ceremonial of the English Church. Still, the fact that such a movement as that led by Lord Halifax was going on would do much to explain the alarm and anger felt by a large number of the Protestant community at the adoption of so many ceremonials, and so much illustration in words and music from the Ritual of the Church of Rome by Church of England clergymen, and the disinclination of the English Bishops to exercise their authority for the discouragement, if not the actual repression, of these innovations in Protestant worship. It has to be remembered that the full extent of the powers which the Bishops could exercise was not very clearly defined by the law, and any active steps taken by a ruling ecclesiastic would be sure to lead to long, troublesome, and, it might be, futile proceedings in courts of law. The old familiar question would again present itself to men's minds, the question whether any Church is well served by having its ceremonials subjected to the inquisition and the decision of a court of law in a country like England, where freedom of conscience is no longer supposed to be measured out by legal, even although it bear the name of ecclesiastical, tribunals. Sir William Harcourt insisted more than once in his speeches and writings that the course for an individual clergyman to follow was perfectly obvious. If he were not content with the forms of worship which his Church allowed and sanctioned, was it not open to him to renounce that Church and seek for some form of religion consorting better with his own personal convictions? But it must be said...

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...between the Church of England and the Church of Rome, but the feeling common to the whole body may be regarded ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217341195

ISBN - 13:9780217341196

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