The Life Of Thomas Ken (volume 2); Bishop Of Bath And Wells by John Lavicount Anderdon

The Life Of Thomas Ken (volume 2); Bishop Of Bath And Wells

byJohn Lavicount Anderdon

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. Ken, and other Bijhops, refuse to take the Oath of Allegiance to William and Mary--Act of Parliament for their suspension and deprival--Quejtion cf Passive Obedience--Kens conJi/lent Conduct--The Non-juring Bijhops publijh a Vindication of themselves. HE life of Ken, if not unchequered, had hitherto been one of continued and advancing usefulness in the several offices of the Church; the world smiled upon him, honoured his piety, admired his eloquence, and loved him for his charities. Henceforward his character is to be viewed under a new aspect. He was misunderstood, misrepresented, forced into retirement and poverty: "suffering deprivation" (to use his own words) " not only of honour, but of income; sufficiently ridiculed, and exposed to the world as a man of no conscience, particulars out of which may be framed an idea very deplorable." Still, the inner man was unchanged;--in every act we find the fame simple unobtruding spirit, and averseness to contention, combined with an undaunted firmness that could not bate one jot of integrity, or conviction. His future path was to be more difficult, because Hawkins's Life of Ken, p. 35. every step was beset with perplexing questions of personal consistency, which to a sensitive mind are deeply anxious;--more responsible, because it tended to separate him from the great body of the English Church, which he so much loved, as the ordained instrument, and channel of the true worship of God. Having joined in the last struggle in the House of Lords to maintain the rights of the King, he was soon called to decide a point, on which would depend the whole tenor of his after life. On the accession of James to the throne all the Bishops had sworn, as in the presence of God, that he was the rightful King, and t...

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Title:The Life Of Thomas Ken (volume 2); Bishop Of Bath And WellsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217558658

ISBN - 13:9780217558655

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