Episcopacy, Ordination, Lay-eldership, And Liturgies; Considered In Five Letters

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. 1839. Excerpt: ... LETTER V. THE POWER OF A CHURCH TO DECREE CEREMONIES.--FORMS OF PRAYER-THE LITURGY. TO THE REV. ALEXANDER P. GOUDY, Presbyterian Minister Of Strabane. Rev. Sir, I do not intend to offer any observations on the style or temper of your discourse. On you they would be lost, and for the public they are unnecessary. A discourse which has deservedly received the condemnation of all who can discriminate between Christian controversy and sectarian bitterness, purchases for itself the indignity of being uncriticised. We are at issue upon principles and practices. The usages of the Church of England are not the alone objects of your censure, your condemnation falls with equal severity upon the principles on which most of them are built. It must therefore be my duty to examine these heads of disputation in detail. In the volume entitled, 'Sermons on the Church,' a considerable portion of one discourse is devoted to the examination of the principle asserted in the 20th Article,--the power of a Church to decree rites and ceremonies. It is this power which you question, and that on several grounds, the solidity of which I shall consider presently. It is my immediate ohject to substantiate the proofs on which I vindicate that principle, and to shew that you have utterly failed in your attempt to overthrow them. You have ' hinted a doubt' respecting the genuineness of this Article; not going the full length of explicitly asserting that it was not framed along with the other articles in the time of the Reformation, but labouring to leave an impression on the mind of your readers, that it was forged by Archbishop Laud, and that he was accused of the forgery at his trial. To this it is only necessary to reply, that his accusers must have been equally unfortunate with yourse...

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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. 1839. Excerpt: ... LETTER V. THE POWER OF A CHURCH TO DECREE CEREMONIES.--FORMS OF PRAYER-THE LITURGY. TO THE REV. ALEXANDER P. GOUDY, Presbyteri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217470432

ISBN - 13:9780217470438

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