England, Rome, And Oxford Compared As To Certain Doctrines; In Six Lectures

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byArchibald Boyd

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IV. RESERVE. Acts Xx. 26, 27. "I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God." The subject which invites our present enquiry, comes recommended to it, as well by the interest which must naturally attach to such a topic, as by the importance of the consequences connected with it. That subject is the propriety of Reserve in the communication of religious knowledge--a doctrine which, if carried out into systematic theology and practical application according to the views of the Tractarian Divines, would involve a complete revolution of the principles by which the Church of England has been hitherto guided, and the means on which she has relied for the dissemination of truth. We shall not anticipate a branch of this subject, by pausing to demonstrate this apparently bold assertion; but shall be contented with observing that if this doctrine, as enforced in Tractarian publications, be founded in truth, our Church, with all her commanding authorities, has been--both in the conduct of her public services, in her requirements from her ministers, and the declaration of her sentiments--pursuing for centuries a course of extravagance and error. In investigating this subject, it may tend to simplify the discussion of a somewhat intricate theory, to state the course which we purpose to pursue. Our first object must be to make ourselves masters of the opinions held by the Oxford Divines, and to do that in such a temper of candour as shall shield us from deceiving ourselves, or imputing to others doctrines which they do not hold. Our next step must be, the examination of the several grounds on which the doctrine of Reserve is maintained; and our last, to assign these rea...

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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. 1846. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IV. RESERVE. Acts Xx. 26, 27. "I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217468276

ISBN - 13:9780217468275

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