The Headship of Christ and The Rights of the Christian People by Hugh Miller

The Headship of Christ and The Rights of the Christian People

byHugh Miller

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... THE DEBATE ON MISSIONS. PART FIRST. It was forty-five years last May 1840 since the famous debate on missions took place in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A race unborn at the time have now reached the term of middle life; and of those who either joined in the discussion, or recorded their votes at its close, very few survive. There are many important facts connected with the history of this memorable debate, which still read their lesson to the country; and during the present pause in the political world, our readers may deem themselves not ill employed in glancing over some of its more striking details. It furnishes a better illustration of the true character of Moderatism than they will be able to find for themselves almost anywhere else; and it were surely well they should all thoroughly know what sort of a religion it is which has so lately challenged for itself an exclusive right to be recognised as the State religion of Scotland. Our materials are fortunately very ample. The art of the reporter was but in its infancy at the time, especially in Scotland; the contemporary debates of even the English Parliament appear but as mere skeleton sketches, that rather resemble lists of contents than series of speeches; and yet by a rare chance there exists a report of this singular debate, as ample and complete as any of the present day. Moderatism had its likeness taken at the time at full length, and in one of its worst attitudes; and, as if to prevent all suspicion regarding the truth of the picture, taken apparently not by an enemy. The unfortunate Robert Heron, the familiar friend of Burns, and whose melancholy history has been so touchingly recorded by D'Israeli in his "Calamities of Authors," lived at this period exclusively by his exe...

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Title:The Headship of Christ and The Rights of the Christian PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021780053X

ISBN - 13:9780217800532

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