A Plan of Church Reform by Robert HenleyA Plan of Church Reform by Robert Henley

A Plan of Church Reform

byRobert Henley

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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.1832 Excerpt: ... The Service, too, of the Cathedral being thus placed more exclusively under the controul and subject to the responsibility of one constantly resident person, may become more parochial, and therefore more devotional and spiritual in its nature. Nothing can be less satisfactory to those who desire to worship God in spirit and in truth, than the coldness and formality of Cathedral service. The poor are effectually excluded by the arrangements of the very small portion of the vast edifice which is applied to the real business of worship. And though it is unnecessary to enlarge upon other objections, some of which arise from circumstances that are hardly remediable, yet there are many things which a devout and earnest person, permanently residing, and armed with due power, might alter materially, to the promotion of true religion. The Service of the Cathedral being thus adequately provided for, it will be asked, whether it is proposed entirely to abolish Prebendaries?--This, it is known, was ardently desired by Cran One of the first and most desirable of these reforms would be in the present system of Church Music: in taking away such reliques of Popery as chanting, and all anthems, solos, duets, voluntaries, &c. and endeavouring to make our psalmody simple, easy, and, above all, universal and congregational, a practice to be adopted and encouraged wherever, in the beautiful language of Mr. Montgomery, " there is a Church on earth training up Candidates for the Church in Heaven." mer, who called them "an Estate which St. Paul, reckoning up the degrees and estates allowed in his time, could not find in the Church of Christ." But our plan does not propose to extend as far as the wish of the illustrious Reformer. As supernumeraries indeed in a Church already provi...
Title:A Plan of Church ReformFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217154409

ISBN - 13:9780217154406