London Preachers; Articles Descriptive And Critical First Series: articles descriptive and critical by T. Williams

London Preachers; Articles Descriptive And Critical First Series: articles descriptive and critical

byT. Williams

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... DEAN STANLEY. Many of our readers will remember the outcry which was raised at the appointment of the subject of this sketch, as the successor of the present Archbishop Trench, to the Deanery of Westminster. Less vehement, of course, than of late, the unexampled resistance that was manifested to the elevation of Dr. Temple to the bench of Bishops, the opposition to the preferment of Dr. Stanley was, nevertheless, considerable. The so-called religious orthodox prints indulged in their favourite pastime of anathematising; and that stickler for what he conceives to be sound doctrine, the present Bishop of Lincoln, who was then one of the canons of Westminster, represented a numerically, at least, important constituency in the attitude which he assumed of public protest against the installation of his new chief. Nor should opposition of this sort be condemned, however exalted may be the moral virtues of the person impeached, if only it be excited by real and grave errors of faith. A man's views on the weightiest themes should not be tolerated, as a matter of course, because his character is in every way estimable, or from any other consideration whatever, excepting their truth. And, in the case of a dignitary of the Church, this remark applies with double force. His heterodox opinions may have little, or no, injurious effect upon himself, for men are often better than their creeds; but the effect of the teaching of such opinions upon others may be very different; and, even if the obnoxious views be wisely kept in the background, is the Church's practical approval of those views, as manifested in the appointing to high office of one who holds them, not to be taken into consideration? The most conscientious care should, however, be exercised by the antagonists ...

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Title:London Preachers; Articles Descriptive And Critical First Series: articles descriptive and criticalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217860257

ISBN - 13:9780217860253

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