The church restorers by Frederick Apthorp PaleyThe church restorers by Frederick Apthorp Paley

The church restorers

byFrederick Apthorp Paley

Paperback | January 15, 2012

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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. 1844. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xiv.--the church in her influence. Just before the completion of the work of restoration at Letherton Church, the Rural Dean made a visit to the Rectory. He had heard much of the new decorations and the stained windows; so, having a secret dread of such things, he came to admonish and expostulate, not, of course, in an official capacity, but only as a neighbour and a friend. On entering the church the first object which met his eye was the stone altar. It was handsomely but simply designed, and chaste and inoffensive in its construction and ornaments. It stood upon six pillars, the front being left open. Upon it were standing two silver candlesticks of antique ecclesiastical design, which had just arrived from Birmingham. Mr. Montague looked very grave and shook his head when he saw this. It was not only directly contrary to the canons, but it tacitly recognised the most corrupt of all the popish heresies. Stone Altars were both idolatrous and heretical, and they were sure to prove an abomination in the eyes of the parishioners, as they certainly did in his own. For his part, he said, he would rather die than consent to use them for the celebration of the Sacrament. The Rural Dean expressed himself with so much warmth and vehemence, that the Rector was by no means favourably impressed with the reverence or the sincerity of his friend. He could not help thinking that such language was but an ebullition of party feeling; and well knowing how prone the best of us are to be hot and violent on subjects the most solemn, and how angrily we contend in defence of what we call our deep religious convictions--as if religion depended in the least upon men's notions--he wisely surmised that there was more of impulse and prejudice than of deliberation in the objection...

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Title:The church restorersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217621341

ISBN - 13:9780217621342

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