Ecclesiastical Volume 5 by William Ewart GladstoneEcclesiastical Volume 5 by William Ewart Gladstone

Ecclesiastical Volume 5

byWilliam Ewart Gladstone

Paperback | May 5, 2014

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... m. REMARKS ON THE ROYAL SUPREMACY; AS IT IS DEFINED BY BEASON, HISTORY, AND THE CONSTITUTION. A LETTEB TO THE LOED BISHOP OF LONDON (blomfield). 1850. PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION (1877). In the year 1850, after the delivery of the well-known judgment of the Privy Council in the case of Mr. Gorham, I published in a letter to a most eminent prelate, Bishop Blomfield, an argument relating to the Royal Supremacy, viewed in the light of Reason, History, and the Constitution. The publication was intended to show, that what may be called the Reformation-settlement of this great subject was not oppressive or irrational. It was intended also to show that the legislation, then recent, which had substituted a new machinery of appeal for the old one was an injurious, and even dangerous, departure from the Reformation-settlement. "Within the quarter of a century which has since elapsed, numerous and varied constitutional changes in the Church have occurred. The Convocations of Canterbury and York, needlessly and illiberally silenced for so long a time, have, since the epoch of Lord Aberdeen's Government, had freedom of speech restored to them; and, notwithstanding their imperfections, have not only served as an organ of speech to the Church at large, but have also borne an useful part in assisting parliamentary legislation. The Court of Appeal has been partially altered; and such alteration as has been made appears to be in the nature of a secondary improvement. The Court of Arches has likewise been altered in a peculiar manner, and a novel system of law has been introduced by the Public 'Worship Act of 1874, but only with reference to the enforcement by a special process of rules for exterior worship, not to the doctrine or general discipline of...
Title:Ecclesiastical Volume 5Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217484506

ISBN - 13:9780217484503