The Life And Letters Of Hugh Miller Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byPeter Bayne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...or disestablished, to which he could adhere was a Church exercising every right of self-government. Unless " the Establishment principle " meant that the State was to recognize and endow the Church, and the Church to arrange her affairs and exercise her discipline in subjection to the law ' of Scripture alone, he practically discarded it. AH the rights of the Church--all that constituted her vitality as an institution--had, he held, been bought by Christ and had descended from heaven. Speaking as a theologian and a Churchman, John Henry Newman concentrated his rhetoric of condemnation, applied to the State Church of England, into the phrase, " a mere national institution; " and Hugh Miller, as he looked upon the spectacle of the Disruption, could say nothing more sternly sad of the State Church of Scotland than that she had become a " State institution." The difference between the Oxford doctor and the Free Church champion was this, that, whereas Anglican Bishops have since Henry VIII.'s time ordained vice regis, in the person of the king, thus recognizing the sovereign as sole fountain of spiritual authority for the establishment, the Scottish layman could point to the Treaty of Union, expressly exempting the Church of Scotland from the spiritual supremacy vested in the English Crown, and guaranteeing to her all those rights and privileges which a century and a half of terrible contending had secured her. The importance of this distinction became evident in the sequel. Dr. Newman left the Anglican Church more conspicuously a " mere national institution " than before: the Free Church won not only her own battle, but the battle of the Scottish Establishment also. The dust of the conflict having cleared away, the men of character and power...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...or disestablished, to which he could adhere was a Church exercising every right of self-government. Unless " th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217354092

ISBN - 13:9780217354097

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