Speeches and addresses by William Connor MageeSpeeches and addresses by William Connor Magee

Speeches and addresses

byWilliam Connor Magee

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PARISH CHURCHES BILL. House Of Lords, Tuesday, 16th Jlvech 1886. I SPEAK with some anxiety, as this bill has been a good deal misapprehended and unintentionally misrepresented in a manner which might rouse some prejudice against it in your lordships' minds. The bill is not by any means the rash, revolutionary, and confiscatory measure which it is by many supposed to be. I hope to show, on the contrary, that it is really a very moderate measure of reform, although it is extensive as regards the area to which it applies. It is not, in fact, a measure enacting any new law, or making illegal what was legal before. It only enforces old principles, and brings existing practice into conformity with existing law. From its very moderation I fear it may lack some interest in your lordships' eyes, in comparison with some more ambitious reforms of which lately so much has been heard. It is not a bill for turning the Church of England inside out or upside down, and I cannot ask your lordships to join with me in the exciting pastime of abolishing the old historic Church of England and substituting for it a modern and brand-new State establishment for the teaching of morality without distinctive religious doctrine, a sort of common denominator for all the religious fractions of the country. Nor is there the excitement of any great novelty about it. It is not one of the reform bills of the r Church which the bishops are supposed to be bringing now in a panic to the House in consequence of the recent attack upon the Church of England, for it has been advocated for many years and urged by more than one bishop. The bill divides itself into two parts. The one affects old parish churches, the other newer churches created under special acts of Parliament since 1818. The object is to ...
Title:Speeches and addressesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217056806

ISBN - 13:9780217056809