Church architecture, scripturally considered by Francis CloseChurch architecture, scripturally considered by Francis Close

Church architecture, scripturally considered

byFrancis Close

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... of all who prefer simplicity of faith and worship to the meretricious decorations of the dark ages. It must be remembered that this publication is authenticated by a powerful society, at the head of which are found some honoured names of distinguished persons, who it is hoped would be far from sanctioning that which is here put forth to the public as authenticated by them. After informing his reader "that the rubricks and canons of his church are apparently opposed to each other--and actual usage different from both--and that the Explanations Of BiShops, in Their Visitation Articles, are at Variance And Obscure"--affording a fair specimen of the irreverent style in which the advocates of ecclesiastical antiquity speak of the writings of the English church, and of her venerable Bishops--the reviewer proceeds to' commend the work before him, and to "wish it all success, though only a collection of extracts;" chiefly, it should seem, for the following reasons:--Because "Precedents ARE ADDUCED FOR LIGHTED TAPERS, THE CONSECRATION OF ALTAR-PLATE, INCENSE, CENSERS, CRUCIFIXES, HANGINGS, STONE ALTARS, WAFER-BREAD, MITRES, PASTORAL STAVES, PROCESSIONAL CROSSES, RECONCILIATION OF CHURCHES, FRANKINCENSE, BOATS, TRICANALIA (FOR THE WATER OF MIXTURE), &C. The EXTENT TO WHICH THESE PRECEDENTS OUGHT TO INFLUENCE CHURCH RESTORERS IN THE PRESENT DAY, IS A FURTHER Question!!"--(Ecclesiologist, p. 50.) The animus of the reviewer, and of the society which he represents, cannot be mistaken; although he may think that the time is not come "for the restoration of those vestments and ornaments to which the English Church is entitled."--(p. 51.) How much he longs for that day is evident from the delight he' displays at the discovery and restoration of certain Popish...
Title:Church architecture, scripturally consideredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217190928

ISBN - 13:9780217190923